August Fishing Predictions

Posted by Anthony Costa on

Mike Avino 6lbs 12oz , Great South Bay
This week saw a marked improvement for surf based Striper fishermen. Shinnecock and Moriches inlets saw a nice pick at fish up to keeper size on  bucktails. 
The beaches and bay shorelines of those areas are seeing action with swimming plugs such as sp minnows, bombers and mag darters. 
Boat fishermen are Drifting eels in the inlets and producing some "nice" fish too. Try fishing incoming water at night for best results.
If you're heading out to Montauk, to do some surfishing, you may pick up fish  to around 20lbs on eels or darters. 
The boats in Montauk are seeing good luck targeting Stripers in the rips off the point on eels and bunker. 
The Fluke bite this week saw a nice improvement. Several customers came in reporting excellent results drifting bucktails as well as plain fluke rigs in areas from robert moses to shinnecock. Gulp products, spearing and squid are all doing 
well and taking quality fish. Target incoming water and the first hour of the drop. If you are in search of larger fluke give the ocean a shot with bigger baits such a large smelts or spearing. Mike Avino weighed in a beautiful bay fish that tipped the scales at 6 3/4lbs from the bellport bay area. 
Matt and Andrea (from the shop) also put a trip together and landed themselves a mess of keepers out of shinnecock bay. They reported back that gulp was the ticket and stressed the importance of fishing a teaser above the bucktail. Come down to the shop to hear some of their tips and tricks.
Porgies in the sound as well as ocean wrecks have been plentiful. Seabass are also mixed in with the porgies. Dont be suprised to hook into a quality seabass while porgy fishing. A simple hi-lo rigs baited with clams will work great. As always the use of chum can help extend a bite and make is more intense.
Snappers off the local docks are growing by the week. You can either try using snapper sized spearing on a float or small kastmasters or "the popular snapper popper".
Docks like Blue Point and Pine Neck have both been good spots.
Crabs at the docks are growing as well. Your can try bunker or mackerel chunks on a string or in a crab trap
The Freshwater action seems to be providing some consistent action also. Try using weedless rigged rubber worms in the shade, as well as, around growth such as lilly pads. The use of a weedless frog lure can also be deadly and trigger some exciting hits. Your best luck would still be at dawn and dusk.

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