Big Fluke Invade South Shore Bays-Porgy Fishing "Fun" Continues-Great Fishing In Local Lakes

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Blue Claw Crabbing continues to produce well.  Get a net or trap, a piece of bunker bait and enjoy the action.
Boats working the inlet for Striped Bass found that fishing the incoming tide has been more favorable than the outgoing. Drifting clams or sandworms during the day is most effective for targeting Striped Bass. Eels worked on the same tides by night are giving fishermen a shot at a few slightly nicer fish. Shinnecock and Moriches inlets have been prime locations to fish. In the sound, boats have
locating Bunker schools and have been having success using either the "snag and drop" method or chunking Fresh Bunker. Out at Montauk a nice body of large fish set up in the rips off the point. Live eels and bucktails have been excellent choices. when looking for a trophy sized bass.

Surfcasters are still getting some action working the jetties with bucktails and weighted soft plastics. The incoming is again more favorable than the outgoing. A few casters have been bypassing the jetty's for the sand beach with decent results. Sand eels still remain present in the ocean fueling a decent schoolie bite. Fishing Shinnecock, Jorge Salines reported great action with a green tube diamond jig, while fishing along the sand beaches at dawn.
 It was a good week for Fluke. Focus around the  cuts of the inlet for big fish. Moving water near  the top of the tides gave anglers a better shot at putting some "fish in the boat." Moriches and Shinnecock bays are both providing
good action. Bouncing bucktails or dragging fluke rigs baited with squid, spearing or gulp were the primary method for "hooking up." The ocean also held some fluke but the bay were still preferred this week. Montauk had a great shot at fluke this week again. Anglers going out were able to get their limit of Fluke.

Seabass are still being taken off the wrecks along the entire south shore out to Montauk. Fresh clams are always a first choice of bait. Ivan Lebowski reported he had luck jigging Seabass in the ocean with diamond jigs off Moriches. Montauk gave boaters a good opportunity at Seabass too. Rocky Structure off the point have been holding good sized fish and plenty of action.
The long island sound boats are having no trouble finding Seabass. Try targeting the various rock piles or sunken structure for some fine action.

Porgies have dominated the fishing scene in the sound. Sandworms and clams are two favorite baits of Porgies. Here too a wreck or rock piles are preferred locations for these "scrappy little fish".  Hi-lo rigs will produce plenty of action and don't be surprised if you "hook up" with 2 porgies at a time.
Porgy action off the south shore is limited to structure around the inlets or offshore wrecks.
If you want to head east, Montauk was hot for Porgies. Full limits are not uncommon. Even better is the fact that most of these porgys have been over 2 pounds, making an excellent meal.

Mike Ida, has been producing a steady amout of Pickerel in Patchogue lake, using "bass assasin plastic lures or live shiners." Mike reported that the fish were small but plenty of action.
West Lake action is providing Largemouth Bass, up to 3lbs,on live shiners or
soft plastic imitation baits. Also, Nightcrawlers are an all around good bait for panfish, trout and beyond.
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(when possible: lures or bait used, tides, etc….)
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