Fluke season is now open! Keeper sized fluke are already being caught in all of our bays.
People “bucktailing” as well as the people using a plain squid spearing rig are all catching.
Bluefish still continue to have a heavy presence all throughout the bay. These fish will take almost anything you throw at them. The fish are ranging from the 4 pound class all the way up to about 14 pounds. Get out and catch them while you can because nobody knows how long these fish will remain in our local areas. Patchogue dock, Bluepoint dock and Sand spit beach are all producing. Bunker and Mackerel are preferred baits.
Mike from the shop had one gator blue at 20lbs from Smithpoint Bridge
Scattered reports of some keeper Striped Bass have started to come in. The masses of bluefish are giving anglers trouble getting down to these fish. As the blues thin out more and more striper reports will start to come in.
Amongst the Bluefish and in between the Striped Bass you’ll find more and more Weakfish. From Shinnecock inlet to W. Sayville. Give it a try. Kirk Fay weighed in a 7-1/2lb Weakfish taken from western Great South Bay on sand worm. His friends also reported weakfish taken too.
Porgies have inundated the Peconics and many of the the north shore areas. Clam, Sandworms, Bloodworms will do the trick.
Locally, Freshwater is still going strong. Plenty of trout for the taking. Nightcrawler's and gold spinners are doing the trick.