Summer Doldrums? No!!

Posted by Montauk Matt on

The Porgy bite has been productive the past couple of days. Porgies are being caught up to 2lbs-3lbs all over the north shore , shinnecock inlet . rocky point and cedar beach ,as well as moriches inlet. porgie baits that
have been attracting these fish are sandworms, squid, and clams work excellent. Fishing incoming water or near structure have been key focual points to land these massive porgies.

As we enter the hottest part of the summer fishing continues to go on. Fishing for Stripers has become mainly a night thing with mostly small fish being picked from the beach on clams or bunker chunks. If you don't want to throw bait then you can throw plugs such as a sp minniow or bomber. Working the plug slow right by the beach will land you a few fish.

The bluefish are still coming in and out of our area. Its all about being at the right place at the right time. It
depends where the bait is located.  Shinnecock and Moriches inlets have both seen recent runs of blues from cocktails to gator size. Chunk bait has been doing well too.

Even though we are in the summer doldrums, the Fluke bite remains consistant in the bay. The usual baits such as  squid, spearing and gulp have all been doing well. Bucktails and fluke rigs both have been working for anglers.
Good spots to try would be the east and west cuts of Moriches inlet, the coast guard station in moriches and
even the ocean in 30-60 feet of water if you are able to get out.

Snappers are in and feeding agressivily. They are around 6-8 inches in length. Small spearing, snapper poppers, and small kastmasters are all working well. A good place to try for snappers would be patchogue dock or blue point dock.  Next Saturday, August 8this the Patchogue Village 32nd Snapper Debby.  Call the Patchogue Village recreational center for detail, 631-475-4302.

Crabbing at the local docks has picked up decently in the recent days. Weather you are walking the docks
at night with a light and a net or using a handline with bunker, you have a good chance at landing yourself
some nice sized blue claw crabs.

Sea bass on the wrecks is excellent and worth a try. Any structure in the ocean is what you should target. The bait of choice with be cut clam strips.

Offshore fishing still remains excelent. If you are going sharking, you do not have to travel far. Several reports of good sized sharks have been coming in within a 5 mile range from shore. The shop carries tins of chum, bunker and mackerel.
if you are looking to tangle with a mako or threasher. If you perfer tuna over sharks, then you are still in luck.
Tuna fishing has been good too. Reports of small bluefin have been coming in at the combria off shinnecock.

Send your reports and photo's to:

don't forget to include, names, location and details 
(when possible: lures or bait used, tides, etc….)
comments or questions are welcome. 631-654-2311

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