Going into fathers day weekend fishing for Stripers are starting to improve on size and quantity. . The boats drifting the inlet with either clams or bunker chunks by day and eels by night are seeing an alright pick at fish up to 20lbs.
Surf Fishermen are finding some success throwing bucktails and swim-shads off the rocks. Both sides of the tide can be productive.
Reports are trickling in of decent fish that have moved into the Montauk rips. If you can get past that hoards of bluefish then you have a shot at some good bass fishing. The north shore has also continued to see a pick at fish. Trolling and bunker chunking have seemed to be effective ways of hooking up. Still keeping most anglers busy though are the massive schools of bluefish.
It is a good bet that you can find excellent action fishing the inlets from fire island to shinnecock during the day. Topwater lures are always a great choice when going for blues as well as tins being very effective too.
Recently the word of a slightly better fluke bite has made its way to the shop. Anglers in Moriches and Shinnecock are finding some luck drifting squid and spearing as well as a bucktail/teaser rig tipped with gulp swimming mullets.
Porgies in the Peconic's as well as the sound remain plentiful. A simple bottom rig with a piece of sandworm or clam will work great.Try to target rocky areas.
The lakes are starting to choke up with weeds a little but this does not stop the fish from biting. Try fishng a live minnow in the pockets with no weed. Also an exciting way to get some exciting largemouth bass blowups is by throwing a weedless frog along the edges of lilly pads. Early mornings and evenings will always see an increase in action. Nightcrawlers fished under afloat will usually provide you with some panfish and yellow perch action.
Crabs at the local docks have been numerous according to customers. Most are still lacking some size for a good meal but you cull a couple of decent ones if you put effort in. This is a good sign for the august and september crabbing season. Remember we are fully stocked with all crabbing supplies.
Sea bass now opens June 27th
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