Stripers are being caught all along the south shore now. Lures have fooled some fish but bait would be your number 1 option for catching stripers right now with bunker and clam being the baits of choice. Bigger fish over 30 pounds have already been reported in. More and more are moving in everyday. I should also add that most striped bass fishing has been done in early mornings and late evenings. Local docks are producing some nice bass too, however, Shinnecock Inlet is HOT
Bluefish are still around but not as thick as they were a week ago. They are still at the local docks as well as many jetties and bridges too. They may be more scattered now, but If you do search you can still find schools of them.
They will still take almost any lure you throw at them as well as bunker chunks are catching fish as well.
Weakfish are still around in numbers but just not as large. Recently it seems that a lot of the larger weaks have stopped biting but that shouldn't stop you from going because smaller sized
fish are around and on light tackle can be very fun to catch. Fish have been taking curly tails and bass assassins.
Fluke fishing is still picking up. A lot of nice keepers in the 5 pound range have been caught on plain squid and spearing rigs as well as bucktails. Buoy 11 in Moriches and the Narrows are holding some nice fish.
Night Fluke Fishing at Smith Point Bridge. Yup, the guys and gals have been catching Fluke, up to 5-0lbs, from the bridge , at night. Bucktails did the trick. (photo)
Porgy fishing right not is hot! Monster porgies over 4 pounds are being taken all in the Peconic’s. Every year the porgies come into this body of water and a lot of them are huge. Clam as well as sandworms have been taking porgies. The North Shore beaches are also producing some nice catches too.
Great Gun Angler, Nick Trezza, weighed in a 9-0 lb Bass from Orient, caught on bucktails. total 6 fish were reported caught.
The lakes have been active recently with Pickerel, Perch, Bluegills and Trout all biting willingly. As a reminder, Bass season opens the "first Saturday in June." The shop carries live Shiners which are very effective for these fish.
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