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The Great South Bay is seeing some good action with bass, blues, and weakfish. Many of these fish are being taken on bunker chunks from Local Docks when fishing from a boat, head over to the Oakdale, Sayville, areas. Finding schools of peanut bunker or adult bunker and fish along side them will increase your chances of "hooking up" with a bass or bluefish.
Surf Fishing Update: Jetty fishing alone any of our south shore jetty's seems to be producing bigger striped bass on bucktails.
Fluke fishing is heating up. Moriches bay has been seeing a steady pick of fish. spearing/squid combo, on a fluke rig seems to be working well. Hi-lo rigs jigging a bucktail and teaser tipped with gulp has had great results too. With this method, there is a good possibility of landing a weakfish too.
Catch of the week: Local fisherman Mike Depalma caught a lot of nice weakfish here in the great south bay. He fished around the ocean beach area while using squid strips and drifting. Mike weighed in a weakfish that tipped our scales at 5.75 lb.
Porgy fishing has been good on the north shore as well as the Peconics. Once again this week sandworms and clam both performed well. Using chum helped keep the fish around longer. Some of the Porgys have been quite large too, pushing the 3lb mark.
Tip: During this week Patchogue Locals fishing local Patchogue docks with bunker chunks, have been catching bigger bluefish around sunset.
With fathers day coming upon June 19th don't forget about your dad. shop online, come in the store, we have everything your dad will need. Or get dad a gift card so he can come in and pick out his favorite fishing lure.
Lake fishing locally have been active. Most customers have been using nightcawlers or live shiners. Species being caught are Largemouth bass,(opens Statewide On June 15th) Yellow Perch, Bluegill and crappie. A few trout are still being caught at west lake as well as upper lake.
Crabbing- continues to improve. Traps and nets are both producing but traps and doing a little better during the day and netting these critters is better at night. Bunker is a great bait and so is mackerel.
Grilled Striped Bass Recipe for Father's Day- Use a whole Striped Bass Fillet removing the skin and all red (dark) meat. Lightly sprikle olive oil on the fillet coating both sides then place on a large piece of aluminum foil (big enough to wrap the fillet) Spread a handful of aspargus stalks with the hard end removed over the fish. Add a little more olive oil along with crushed garlic over the fish and asparagus. Season with coarse black pepper and a little bit of table salt. Slice a few lemon wedges and place on top before wrapping the fillet. Grill on the BBQ at a medium to high heat with the cover closed turning the foil packet over after a few minutes. Cook time will depend on the thickness of the fillet, 3-4 minutes on either side should be enough, when the fish is white and flaky it is done. If you like it more on the done side open the foil and close the lid at a high heat for another minute or two. Serve with some potato salad and your favorite cold beverage.