Don't Forget Dad-Sunday June 18th-Gift Cards Available

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Don't Forget Dad_Sunday June 18th_Gift Cards Available
Fluke fishing has been hot in the long island sound. Boats between Huntington and Mattituck have been hitting the grounds hard between 20-50 feet of water and cashing in. Most keepers are hovering around the 19-20" mark but some larger doormats have been mixed. Bucktails and fluke rigs are seeing equal action. Most popular baits are spearing, squid, spearing and various gulp baits. Moriches and Shinnecock bays are also seeing some action. Try focusing efforts around the last 2 hours of the incoming and the first 2 of the outgoing.

Blues have been roaming the south shore inlets. The can be caught during the day on tins, bucktails and bunker chunks. A large group of blues have also taken hold along Montauk also. They can be caught on topwater lures, tins and bucktails worked on either part of the tides.

Striper action has been better after dark. Daytime boat fishermen are doing decent with clams by the inlets while drifting live eels or bunker after dark will give you best results. Surfcasters are finding luck after daylight hours too. Bucktails and rubber shads are doing well in the
inlets. On the beach, swimming plugs like sp minnows, mag darters, and super strike darters are working well. Try fishing the top of the tides. It seems that the outgoing has had an edge over the incoming.

Porgy fishing is starting to get hot in the long island sound. Sandworms and clam are equally working very well. Using clam chum can help keep the fish in your area during a bite. The tide has not had much of an impact on the fishing but it would be wise to fish during the moving portions of the tide. A simple hi-lo set up is the "go to rig" for Porgy fishing.

Freshwater action has been good so far for the month of June. Bass are actively feeding on live shiners, nightcrawlers and artificial worms.
Rigging the worms weedless is helping target fish that are hiding in grassy cover. Bluegills and Perch are taking nightcrawlers too. A simple float rigged about 2 feet deep is perfect for most of these long Island lakes.

Hey "Joe O" here, so the first week for me going fishing for Largemouth bass was successful.   On my second cast, fishing with a weedless worm-rig, I landed 1 nice Bass that weighted in at 3lbs 14 ounces.  Also caught a smaller bass weighting in at 1lb-1 ounce (All Bass were released) as well as 1lb Brown Trout on a dough ball.
The first Shark tournament of the year is scheduled for Saturday June 17th.  Hosted by the Moriches Anglers Fishing Club.  $300.00 per boat, Cash prizes.
Shark and Tuna Permits are Required.  NMFS Permits Shop
Special Father's Day Hours:
Friday 7AM-9PM.....
Saturday 6AM-9PM.....
Sunday, June 18th, Father's Day 6:00AM-7:00PM

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(when possible: lures or bait used, tides, etc….)
comments or questions are welcome. 631-654-2311

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