We saw another solid week of Striped Bass fishing this week. The local creeks and rivers are being reported as active with schoolies taking topwater lures and small soft plastics. Typically it is productive to fish the mornings and evenings in these areas. The bridges have also seen a nice amount of fish that have been biting on bucktails and small soft plastics at night. Inlets have plenty of fish in them. Some of the fish are teen sized but most are schoolies. Bucktails with fat cow strips on the back are the best lures to use for this. If you want to use bait, try clams or sandworms in the inlets for bass on a high low rig.
Bluefish have been holding well in the inlets. A lot of the fish are in the 3-5 pound class but some have been reported over 10 lbs. Most casters are using heavy bucktails and diamond jigs for the blues. Both Shinecock Inlet and Moriches are good spots to try out. The local docks are seeing a few fish being caught on bunker and Mackerel Chunks too.
Down at the Patchogue's Mascot Dock , we seeing the start of blowfish. These tasty critters will fall to almost any bait. A small chestertown hook size 9 and a 1oz sinker is all you need.
Fishing for Porgies is still hot in the Peconics. Some real jumbos have been coming over the rail. A few fish over 2lbs. The Shinnecock Canal is another good location to try for Porgies when the locks are closed. You cant go wrong using either sandworms or clam for bait.
A few scattered reports of Weakfish have made way into the shop this week. Most of them are coming from the Peconics area and are being caught on either sandworms or small soft plastics on a jig head.
Fluke fishing has been a little slow in the Peconics but Moriches and Shinnecock have been productive. The Narrow Bay by Smiths Point bridge has also been another good spot to fish. Try using bucktails and Fluke rigs with spearing and squid or gulp.
A few customers came down to let us know that West lake has continued to offer good trout fishing. Small gold lures and nightcralwers are catching most fish.
Sea Robins feed on sandworms, squid, clam and will take lures too. Fun to catch and fine to eat. Size, Bag, Season: No Restrictions
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