Quite a few reports of Bluefin tuna have also been reported. Anglers were seeing fish feeding on the bunker pods and range in the 200lb class. One report had a heavy duty trolling rod get spooled!!! Anglers note: Bluefin Tuna require a permit.
Clamming the inlet for Striped Bass proved to be another sure way for some action. Many short fish (under 28")have been reported however, with a few keeper sized fish mixed in. Ron (from the shop) took a few buddies out during the week and reported many short bass but plenty of action throughout the day. They finished off the day with over 20 shorts and one keeper at the end of the day.
Bluefish have kept everything interesting. They have been a blast for anglers on light tackle. A good place to search for them has been at the inlets along the south shore. Most lures will do the job but tins have produced. West End and diamond jigs have been productive .patchogue locals have reported good results from the bridge at Smith Point County Park using top water lures. The tsunami talking poppers Are a good lure to choose when targeting bluefish.
The Fluke bite has been steady this week. Fluke fishing was most productive in the shallow waters around Shinnecock And Moriches bays. Small bucktails and fluke rigs dominated the scene. Either squid and spearing or gulp. Both have been equaly effective.
Zeppi from the shop made his way down to the Shinnecock Canal the other day. He reported plenty of short fluke, sea robins and blowfish on clam. Small blues were feeding on spearing towards the top. He used smaller kastmasters to pick a few of them as well.
The shop got in a nice assortment of saltwater flies for an array of species. Shrimps, gummy minnows, deceivers and crabs. Swing down and the guys will set you up with a nice saltwater outfit so that you can give saltwater fly fishing a shot.
Largemouth Bass Season is officially open again. Customers have been using live shiners sold down at the shop. the average sized fish being caught is about 12" but once in a while a 3-4 pound fish falls for a shiner. Early mornings have been producing well with topwater around the vegetation. Once the sun comes up that bite turns off though.
Lake action has been hot. Reports of jumbo bluegills and perch are coming from both west lake and patchogue lake, nightcrawler is the ideal bait for some jumbo panfish. East Lake is still producing some trout on flies fished behind a clear ajust-a-bubble float. Bass action has been great too, with the season opening this past Saturday anglers are enjoying some fast action on both lures and live bait. Shiners are a guarantee way of catching some "bucket mouths" as well as pickerel. the lures that are preferred are small poppers, swim-jigs, swim-baits and topwater frogs. look to the grass mats and Lilly pads for most of your bites.
Just a reminder. You do need to register before saltwater fishing. It easy and it's FREE….
Stop down at the shop and we'll sign you up or click HERE to register online. There's nothing worse than getting a ticket just because you went fishing. Have a smart phone? Here's an idea:
It's a good idea to "snap a shot" of your license so it's always with you in case of loss or its destroyed. 16yrs and older are required to register.
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