The long awaited Fluke season opened with a bang! Action was reported from the Peconic’s throughout Shinnecock and Great South Bay . Many anglers did not have a problem filling their bag limit of 3 fish @19" However, a bunch of short fish were also available for “catch and release.” Squid and spearing combos were doing well. Gulp was catching some nice Fluke also. More favorable colors have been white and pink.
This past week fishing for Striped Bass was pretty decent. Bait fishermen using clam and bunker chunks have been catching keeper sized fish around all the inlets. The bridges have been holding some bass too. Using clam around them is the way to go. Fire island, Moriches and Shinnecock are all worthy spots. Surf fishermen using plugs are finding action on topwater right before first light and right before dark.
After dark most are switching over to swimming plugs like sp minnows and mag darters. Some plastics are doing a good job also. Some recommendations are bass assassins and storm shads.
Blues have continued to have a heavy presence around the Patchogue, Sayville and Bellport areas. Bunker chunks will land you some nice fish. Topwater plugs and tins have been working great too. Many other areas are also producing fine results. For a good chance to success give Moriches and Shinnecock inlets a shot along with smiths point bridge. Try fishing the top of the tides for best results.
Porgies remain stacked up in the peconic’s. Chumming will get them into a frenzy. Sending a piece of sandworm or clam down to the bottom can yield you some jumbos. Try to take advantage of this fishing now. The bite has been stellar. Some regular customer’s stopped in to say that they got in on the action this Thursday and was able to fill the cooler with several large ones.
Hey Joe O here: so this week i fished at west lake with a fellow fishing buddy jay and came out good with some impressive brown trout all caught on meal worms also was catching some perch on shiners.
The Cooks Corner:
Butter Poached Fluke
12 oz fluke
2 sticks salted butter
fresh garlic to taste
crushed red pepper to taste
take butter, garlic and crushed red pepper in a sauce pan, bring to a boil, add fish and cover for three minutes turn off heat cover fish with grated romano cheese and cover for one minute. Serve with pasta. Pour butter mixture over pasta and enjoy!
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