Many anglers have reported a mixed bag of activity throughout the Island. Weakfish have been surprisingly lively. Many anglers are fishing from Ocean Beach, Peconic Bay, and Great South Bay and Shinnecock Canal have all produced weakfish.
Striped Bass have been reported in the south shore inlets and back bays.
Moriches and Fire Island have produced some great Fluke fishing as well.
Bluefish have been all around the bays and inlets. People are still catching bluefish at Smith Point County Park and Cupsogue Beach County Park off the beach. Using a diamond jig has been doing very well. Super strike poppers have been very effective and are really fun to use .
Fun fish around Long Island are here too! Blowfish, Sea Robbins: Blowfish Size Limit-Bag Limit-Season: No Restrictions. Excellent eating!! Blowfish feed on sandworms, squid, and clam. puffs up into a ball in self-defense by inhaling air or water. Sea Robin Size Limit-Bag Limit-Season: No Restrictions. Sea Robins feed on sandworms, squid, clam and will take lures too. Fun to catch and fine to eat.
Activity hasn’t changed much when it comes to Striped Bass fishing. The fishing has been solid with a nice mix of schoolies and some teen sized fish. Bass assassin has been effective when fishing off bridges. Using a white bucktail with a white eel tail has worked very well at the inlets. For the best fishing experience, try fishing the end of the incoming and the beginning of the outgoing tide.
Fluke fishing has been decent in the bay this week. The shorts to keeper ratio are still high, but there is still plenty of action. A combination of squid and spearing has been solid. Gulp has been attracting many sea robins, with a few flukes in the mix. I recommend hitting up Narrow Bay, at this is time of year for some decent fish.
Once again Porgy fishing has been hot. If you want quality and quantity, go to the North Shore or Peconic Bay. A mix of clams and sandworms has been very effective, with people reaching their limit in no time. Chumming will help extend the bite and keep the fish in your area longer.
The local lakes have been active with bluegill and perch. Nightcrawlers are the primary bait fished with a small float. Another alternative if you don’t want to use live bait are, small hair jigs and plastics.