Action continues….Offshore is "Hot"

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Gina Fay stoped in to weigh a Mahi-Mahi. 16-1/2lbs.  She,  kirk and nephew Matthew O'Brian landed 4 yellowfin to 25lbs and 2 Mahi-Mahi to 16lbs they fish the Coimbra on Saturday.

The summer doldrums is not the word to describe this week, we've seen plenty of action on the surf with
bluefish being caught in the inlets, alot of reports coming out of shinnecock with some daytime bluefish
and striped bass action. Sandeels and peanut bunker were thick across the inlet on friday which triggered
some solid bites of both bluefish and school bass. Clam has giving anglers action on the beaches this week
with some nice keeper sized bass being caught on beaches such as davis park or smiths point. Come
night time some surf fisherman have been finding good schools of bass and some bluefish on the beach.
Small swimming plugs such as the sp minnow or darters like super strikes Zig-Zag have been doing most of
the damage. Montauk has been showing some good catches of fish latley, most are fishing darters or eels
at this point and the fish being caught can range from small schoolie bass or a serious cow bass. Respectivly
most anglers have been finding some better fish, charlie polley stopped by the shop to weigh in his near 30lb
bass he caught on eels he bought here the night before.

Fluke remains solid this week, the better catches have been on an incoming tide. the colder and cleaner
ocean water have triggered some nice bites with some fish weighing in around the 5lb mark. although
there are alot of smaller fluke around you have to pick through them and it is possible to peice together
a good catch for the table. Bucktails with a teaser tipped with either glup or spearing have been doing great
yet so has fluke rigs with sqiud and spearing.

Porgy fishing is hot on the north shore, some spots like cedar beach, port jeff, riverhead and wading river all
have seen some good catches of porgies some of which broke the 2lb mark. sandworms or clam on a hi-lo
rig have given the most action on these porgys.

Sea bass had quite the opening week with most of the south shore wrecks giving limits of nice sea bass
to 4lbs daily. anglers also caught porgies, fluke and triggerfish.   All these fish could be caught on clam with
a hi-lo rig. pick your days right and you could come home with a nice mixed bag.

Snapper fishing is upon us, now the snappers are of good size and can be caught on spearing, kastmasters
and snapper poppers. it would be wise to fish in the rivers such as the patchogue river this time of year.

Crabbing continues to improve weekly, bunker on dock lines or in traps have been cacthing the most.
At night shining a spotlight on them and scooping them in the net.


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