Striper fishing has remained consistant this last week. The bridges have held a good amount of smaller bass with a few keeper sixed being caught too. Mostly casters are doing wekk using small soft plastics on lead heads. If you want to use bait try clam or sands on a hi-lo rig. The bluefish are starting to make a local showing at the docks and the bridge. For bluefish many casters like to use topwater lures like cotton cordells, tsunammi, and super strike poppers. Diamond jigs and charlie graves lures work well too when its a little windy out.
Porgy fishing thisyear has been outstanding. Many customers are reporting great catches of large fish on both sandworms and clams. All the north shore beaches as well as the Peconics are producing lots of Porgies. Some great local sports and Mt. Sinai, Rocky Point and Shinnecock Canal.
Im still getting a few scattered reports of weakfish. Most of the fish are just keeper size and are being caught on either sandworms or small bass assassins. The Peconic Bays and around south shore bridges are good places to try.
The Local docks and creeks in Patchogue have been providing the locals with good opportunity to Blowfish. a little clam or squid fished on a small hook on the bottom is perfect for them. Use a little clam chum to get them feeding better.
Also we're starting to see the appearance of blue claw crabs.
West Lake up the block from the shop was stocked again with trout last week. The shop has an array of kastmasters and spinners needed the catch them. If you would rather bait fish for trout then try nightcrawlers under a float. Fly fishing for trout is another effective way to catch them when the wind permits it. The shop is also stocked with a nice assortment of flies that the trout will bite on. Also just a reminder that connetquot state park is still open for fly fishing at this time.