For the offshore report, Gina Fay had a nice 19-1/2 pound mahi at the "Coimbra" and entered it in fisherman dream boat contest. (photo)
The cool nights we are getting are helping bring down the water temperatures. This has been helping stripers become more active. If you are able to find some good structure with good currents then there is a improved chance that some fish are lurking around. With all the bait in the water you can find them feeding well. Bunker chunks, clam bellies and live eels can all yeild fish. If you enjoy throwing lures more then I would go with an sp minnow, darter, bomber or needle fish. All these lures do an excellent job at copying the baitfish that are in our water right now.
Right now a good run of teen sized bluefish are being caught in our inlets right now. These gators will really test your tackle so be prepared. The same style lures that would be used for striped bass would work very well for bluefish too. The guys from the shop got into a few Blues recently at Moriches inlet. They noted that none of the fish were under 10 pounds.
Fluke season is on its last day (9/21/15) right now so if you enjoy going for fluke you should get your last licks in. Right now is seems that good bodies of fish are grouping together near inlets and are getting ready to leave. Many keepers are coming up for all the inlets. The usual baits, gulp, spearing, and squid are all doing good.
Fishing for Snappers are excelent right now. Right now the average snapper is about 12 inches. An excelent sized fishing for fighting on light tackle and also to eat. Spearing on a float, small tins
and small poppers are all working.
Porgies-continue to to be very active. Shinnecock Inlet, Moriches along with the north shore beaches from Rocky point to Southold remain active. Fish are starting to switch from sand worms to clam as the preferred bait.
If you are looking for a change of pace, then i suggest that you try some freshwater fishing. The cooler nights have brought down the temperatures of the lakes making fish more active. Several customers have come in reporting that they have had some luck with several freshwater species such as largemouths, perch and bluegills. Using a nightcrawler is always a safe bet but plastic worms for bass will work good too.
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