Still great reports of Blowfish are coming from the dock. Matt (from the shop)decided to check out the action for himself. On a hi-lo rig baited with clam he managed well over a dozen fish and had them fresh the same day for a great meal. A few small fluke came up on the dock baited with clam too.
Fluke fishing remains action filled this week in Moriches and Shinnecock bays. Most trips consist of shorts but some keepers are in the mix and if you keep at you it possible to cull out some for the table. Bucktails bounced on the bottom are effective while fluke rigs are doing well too. Bait them with squid, spearing or gulp.
Sea Robins are mixed with the fluke and anglers should remember that these "fun Fish" make a great table fair. we attached a recipe above for them.
Pre-Heat your oven to 350. While doing this saute 2 onions and a yellow pepper in Olive Oil, a pat of Butter, a teaspoon of crushed Garlic, and a teaspoon of Sugar. After the Onions and pepper are sauteed (about 4 minutes) add a 1/2 cup of white wine and bring to a boil. Rinse your Sea Robin Fillets in cold water and pat dry. Place them in a baking dish and pour the Sauteed Onion, Pepper and White Wine mixture over the fish and cover with foil. Place the baking dish in the oven for 20 minutes. After baking take the excess fluid from the pan and mix with 2 table spoons of flour and a 1/3 0f a cup of shredded mozzerella cheese, mix until the cheese melts and pour over the fish. Serve and enjoy.
Striped Bass fishing has slowed down in the bay, however bigger fish in the inlets. Small fish remain around. the best way to get them is with clams fished along the bottom. You will get a lot of shorts but some smaller sized keepers remain around too. Montauk is holding the larger fish in the rips right now. Eeling is almost a sure way to get them. Some of these fish will be over 40lbs.
Crabs are starting to show . some good results at the Local Docks making it worth the time to go for them. They should be rolling in heavy this next month or so.
Porgy fishing remains hot and heavy in the sound. Use clams or sandworms off spots like Rocky point, Mt Sinai and Wildwood State Park for a good shot at some jumbos. Chumming helps keep the fish around the boat.
Sea Bass numbers remain around the ocean wrecks off Moriches and Shinnecock. Drop some clam strips down on them and get ready for the bite. Dont be suprised if you come up with a double header. Remember the limit right now for sea bass is 3 fish per person.
Those in pursuit of Freshwater fish have many options still. The live shiners make a great bait for targeting sluggish Largemouth bass hanging around vegetation. Use nightcrawlers to target smaller fish such as bluegill and yellow perch. West Lake and Great Patchogue Lake have both been active.
Patchogue Local: Melinda with a 6lb Largemouth From Patchogue Lake
Tuna grounds are hot, Bluefin up to 100lbs on the troll around the coimbria. Mike, Mike and Jake on the "Surfs Up" Captain Matt Fister.
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Size Limit: 37” • Bag Limit: 2 Per Day • Season: All Year. Fine to eat. Cobia can be caught using bucktail jigs, or small plastic crabs or fish type lures. cobia can also be caught using eels.
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