Snappers are all over the local docks. If you can make your way down to one of them and throw small spearing on a float, a snapper or a small tin then you have a very good chance of hooking up with one of these fun fish. (Photo: Patchogue Snapper Derby Winners!!! Congratulations!!!)
At daybreak you can pick Stripers from the south shore beaches. Most of these fish are schoolie sized with few keepers mixed in. Topwater has been doing the trick with diamond jigs working very well too. Soaking bait at night has produced a few fish as well.
Bluefish continue to stay around. Inlets are filled with them on the right tides. The smiths point bridge has been hosting some cocktail sized blues over the past few days as well. Tins and topwater have both been working well. If you would rather use bait for bluefish bunker is the go to.
Fluke fishing continues to provide anglers with solid action. Moriches as well as Shinnecock bay have been heating up. Alot of fish have moved into the bays. Many fish will be under the legal size limit but the still give a good fight. Keepers will make all trips a little bit more interesting.
Porgies are still hovering around rock piles and wrecks in large numbers. Sandworms, Bloodworms and clam have all been great baits to use for porgies. At times when you are having trouble fishing fish chum will help out alot.
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