Despite the spike in temperature, we still received decent reports from customers. Those fishing inlets with eels at night are seeing consistent action with Striped Bass up to 20 lbs. During the day, boat fishermen who are clam chumming are having luck in the back of the inlets and bridges with smaller sized fish. Surf fishermen are seeing a pick of schoolies up to 28". swimming plugs like the sp minnow and mag darters are doing the trick. Those throwing bait off the beaches in search of Stripers are having trouble staying away from the dogfish and rays. (But they're fun too)
The Fluke bite remains consistent with keepers common among the countless shorts and sea robins. Shinnecock and Moriches bay are both productive waters to fish. Try fishing close to the inlet cuts on incoming water. Using bigger baits such as
Smelts or Whole Squid may increase your chances of hooking up with a larger sized Fluke. Shop worker Andrea reported he went out in search of fluke and returned with several impressive keepers, however he had his fair share of shorts and Sea Robins.
Fishing for Porgies still remains a safe bet from both land and from boat. Most fishermen are going home with a decent amount of Porgies with a Sea Bass or two mixed in at times. Good locations are rocky structure in the sound and south shore wrecks. Shore bound fishermen are seeing luck with Porgies in the south shore inlet. Sandworms seemed to have the edge over clam this week.
Crabs continue to be around in numbers. Still on the smaller side but this is a good sign of things to come later in the season.
We carry of crabbing nets and accessories down here at the shop.
Most heading to the local freshwater ponds are finding action using live shiners as well as live nightcrawlers. Bass can get lethargic this time of the year so try going in the early morning or late evening. Topwater weedless frogs can also do damage when the conditions are right.
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