Stripers- The expected slow striped bass fishing that comes with the heat of the summer has
continued into this week. Little has been heard reguarding them. With a few reports of small fish
coming in from those who are venturing out at night. One of those reports came from Andy from
the shop who fished the smith point open beach for a number of shorts all caught on sp minnows
Bluefish- It seems that the ones that are being caught are all under 5 pounds. Any lure or bait being offered to stripers will attract a bluefish as well.
Porgy- One fish that has continued to hold together well for anglers, even through the doldrums
of summer have been porgys. Fishing for them continued to be good going into this week. The usual
south shore wreaks and rocky north shore structure have been holding the bigger bodies of fish. Clam,
sandworms, and bloodworms and will work well. Chumming will increase your odds too.
Sea Bass- Sea Bass can be found mixed in with the numerous amount of porgies. The keeper ratio is better on the east end of LI, but the south shore wrecks still hold some nice fish. When trying
for sea bass, strips of clam would be the best bait to use. I prefer to use a hi-lo rig with a size 2/0
Snappers- Fishing for snappers has been good. They are only getting bigger and this only makes it
more fun for people to catch. An average size snapper around the local docks are around 6-8 inches. Mascot dock, blue point dock and pine neck docks have all been good locations. Both snapper spearing, and lures such as the kastmaster, sidewinder, snapper zapper and snapper poppers have all been doing well.
Crabbing- If you decide to try your luck crabbing, you may just find yourself going home with a nice
bucket full of crabs. Walking the docks and scopping them off the pilings has been working but if you
really want to fill your bucket quickly then bunker or mackerel handlines would be a good choice.
Crab traps filled with the same baits will work too.
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