4th of July....Some Spectacular Fishing

Posted by Montauk Matt on

The Striped Bass bite in the inlets are holding up well. All inlets are seeing a good pick at good sized fish on eels. The night tides have been more effective than the day. Surfcasters are also seeing a decent shot at fish by throwing bucktails and
swim shads after dark. Some of our customers have been finding luck using bait off the beaches with fish up to 34". Bunker chunks and clams can account for the fish landed. Not much was heard about the striped bass harassing the bunker pods this 
last week. You can still find plenty of smaller sized bluefish at the smiths point bridge as well as some larger sized blues in the inlets. Bunker and mackeral chunks are working just fine for bait fishermen and the casters are seeing sucess with tins
and poppers. 

Fluke fishing action seems to have been decent this week for those going out. Shinnecock and Moriches bay are seeing adecent pick at flatties with keepers mixed in. Bucktail/teaser rigs as well as rigs are both doing the job. If you are in 
search of some better sized fish then I reccomend you give the ocean a shot. Try using peruvian spearing. 

Sea Bass season was off to a hot start monday. All that went out and hit the wrecks came back with easy limits of seabass. Chuck Moffit weighed in one of his catch minutes after it opened , all with a smile on his face.

Porgies still remain very active on south shore wrecks as well as the north shore rock piles. Clams and sandworms were the ticket. Chum will help extend a bite. 

Crabs at the docks still remain on the smaller side but plentyful. Larger ones can be picked for a meal or two. Traps handlines or nets will all do the trick for a great summer time activity for the whole family

The Freshwater crowd going down to the local lakes are all coming back reporting the bass and sunfish are willingly taking baits like night crawlers and live shinners as well as artificial's. Topwater weedless frog are seeing action in the weeded up areas. Typically early mornings and late evenings are your best chances.

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