Size Limit: 10".....Bag Limit: 30 Per Day....Season: 5/1-12/31
Big Bluefish are in! The choppers invaded the local docks from sayville to bellport this last week. Mackerel and bunker chunks are both working very well. A simple fish-finder rig with wire leader will work great. The blues are willingly hitting topwater lures too. Poppers are drawing aggressive strikes. Some favorites or mine are gibbs, super strike and cotton cordell. West End tins are working well also for those who want to
try something different.
Striped Bass are moving this way quickly. More and more keeper sized fish have been migrating into our area. Rivers and creeks are holding some fish as well as the bridges too. Outgoing water seemed to have the advantage over the incoming. Sandworms, clam and bunker chunks are the baits of choice when targeting the Stripers. Fish-finder rigs for the clam or bunker and hi-lo rigs for the sandworms. Hot lures this week have been sp minnows,bombers, redfins, bucktails, and soft plastics like storm shads or bass assassins.
Local flounder fishing in the Great South Bay has been decent. The customers going out with chum and fishing for a full day have been able to land their limit. One customer from the shop reported that between him and a friend they had 6 keeper sized fish in the bay. Heavy chumming was key.
Most customers heading down to the lakes have been fishing with good success for Rainbow Trout using baits like nightcrawlers, live shiners, wax worms and meal worms.
Live shiners have accounted for some nice sized largemouth bass being caught with the worms are working for anything from trout to panfish.
Small rapalas and rubber worms rigged weedless are picking away on bass and pickeral as well. Typically the most productive times have either been early mornings or late in the day. A sunny day can help increase the action in the lake.
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