Snapper fishing has been going strong for the past few weeks. These little guys have been all around our Local docks, with people catching them on almost everything. You cannot go wrong with spearing, paired up with a float and a #5 snapper hook. Small spoon/tin lures such as kastmasters, and snapper poppers work well.
Fluke fishing around Moriches bay has been steady. More keepers are being caught now with eventual shorts in the mix. Here is a tip, if you are targeting a “doormat” fluke, head out to the reefs. Anglers have reported catching fish up to 10 pounds! These fish have been getting caught on Berkeley gulp, spearing and squid strips.
Sea Bass fishing on the local reefs, outside the inlets, continues to provide steady action. Clam, squid or spearing fished on a Hi-Lo rig with small white or pink rubber squid skirts and 1/0 hooks have been productive. Sea Bass-Size Limit: 15"-3 Per Day: 6/23-8/31 7 Per Day: 9/01-12/31
A summer surprise has been tge increased number of weakfish being. Sight through out the great South Bay. Hi-lo rig, tiled w said should do the trick. Sand worms are also productive. Summer weals are in tge 2-4lb range but every once in a while a 4-6lb weakfish has been landed.
If you are in the mood for some crabs, head out to any Local docks . The bays have been loaded with them, as reports of BIG blue claws have been getting caught. Catch enough and it will make for a good dinner.
Clam and fresh bunker have been doing good for Striped bass, as the bite continues at the inlets.
Porgy fishing has been doing good all summer long on the North Shore, however Reports of big porgies have been caught at Moriches and Shinnecock Inlet. Bait your hooks with sandworms or clams on #2 or #4 hooks with a 3 or 4 ounce sinker.
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Poor eating. One of the most prized gamefish of fall fishing in the Northeast is the false albacore. Their explosive hits and drag-screaming runs are unmatched by any other species in our waters. Lures to use are Joe Baggs epoxy jig, Deadly Dick Lures, Charlie Graves Lures and Shimano Coltsniper Lures.
Just a reminder. All anglers 16yrs and older are required to register for saltwater fishing or purchase a license for freshwater fishing in New York State.
You need to register before saltwater fishing. It's easy and it's FREE for NYS residents and all visitors. To fish our local lakes and ponds, a Freshwater License is required. Basically, a NYS resident, Freshwater License, is available to purchase for a days fishing ($5.00) a week ($12.00) or a season (one year from date of purchase for $25.00.-Senior [70 or older] $5.00. ) Additional discounts are available for active military, disabled vets and more...... Non-Resident Freshwater Fishing Licenses are also available for a fee from $10.00-$50.00.
Stop down at J & J Sports and we'll issue you a licenses or marine registry. To purchase a license or register online- click HERE. 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.
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