Big bluefish had made their presence known this past week in the bays smashing poppers and attacking diamond jigs. these big blues make for a good time with plenty of action and great fights.
Striped Bass seemed to be sporadic this past week. clam chumming has seen its good share of legal fish this past week right around the switch of the tides. Drifting eels on night tides has also seen its fair share of bass with fish taken above the 25lb mark! Bunker has been in and out of the inlets this past week and if your lucky enough to snag one and
drop one below the school, theres a good chance of big bass. One angler who didn't leave his name scored a 40lber on a snagged bunker this past friday in moriches.
the south shore sand beaches showed good signs of life with bass and blues being caught on topwater all in the morning and late afternoon. A couple of shop regulars reported fishing the open beach and having a dozen bass and countless blues between them all on super strike little neck poppers. most of their bass were school size around the 24inch mark but they had a few that broke the 30in mark.
Porgies have definitely made their presence known in recent days. cedar beach
has seen good sized Porgies with a ton of anglers catching close to their limits, all from shore! sandworms and clam were baits of choice.
Fluke fishing is steadily increasing everyday. Anthony and Rob fished narrows bay around smiths point area and seen some solid action with some nice fish between them.
Moriches bay has also seen some good catches this week with fish up around 8lbs!
its not uncommon, this time of the year, that some monsters are pulled form that bay, so get out there and give it a shot. Squid and Spearing are the usual baits and bucktails typed with spearing have proven results.
Crabbing is starting. They've emerged from the mud and are starting to feed around the local docked and pilings. Time to look for the crab nets and traps.
Kingfish??? We're hearing rumors of some kingfish showing up at the local docks.
kingfish have an elongated body with an arched back that gives them almost a triangular shape. They are an overall silver-gray or copper in color, often with darker shades on the back. On their sides are a series of dark, vertical bars. kingfish also has a large head and a single chin barbel. They have two dorsal fins, the first tall and pointed. Size Limit: No Restrictions, Bag Limit: No Restrictions, Season: All Year. Excellent eating!! Kingfish feed on sandworms, squid, and clam.
Largemouth Bass fishing has been very good over the past week or so. Several fish to 3 pounds have been caught and released back into the lake.
Nightcrawlers have been working exceptionally well. Live shiners which we carry in the shop have been taking some larger fish too.
Don't Forget Dad, Sunday June 21st
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