Get Ready For Sea Bass • Local Fishing Is Spectacular • Offshore Heats Up • Freshwater Fishing Update

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Moriches inlet has striped bass up to 18lbs. Cole from the shop Saturday night while fishing live spot, had fish on every drop. Hooking up on 8 fish in 8 drifts. hooking the spot with an 7/0 in-line circle hook, all fish were safely released. 

Shinnecock Canal has a good pick up fish. when the locks are open and you have fast moving water, trying throwing a bottle plug like a bomber or sp minnow. retrieving it through the fast current along the shadow lines, you will see bigger bass coming up to chase it. Most fish are between 22-27 inches but there are a lot of bigger fish swimming around. When the locks are closed, jigging a bucktail off the bottom will produce a steady pick of fluke.

Blowfish, Kingfish and crabs have begun to take over our Local docks here in Patchogue, Bluepoint and Sayville. Blowfish and Kingfish can be caught using a small high low rig with a piece of clam. Crabs can be caught using a trap with either frozen Bunker and Mackerel. Crabs that can be harvested must be over 4.5 inches for hard-shell and 3.5 inches for softshell.

Shinnecock Inlet has also been showing good slot sized Bass caught mainly on 3-4oz bucktails of various colors. Swim shads have also been producing using a Pearl color up to 2 oz. Bluefish continue to be bountiful throughout the bays and inlets..... diamond jigs or tins will do the trick

Robert Moses State Park Sunday morning had a steady pick of striped bass, mainly on white bucktails. Though many of the fish were under slot sized a few came on the beach inside the slot.

Fluke fishing has also heated up with good reports of keeper sized fish in both the Moriches and Shinnecock inlets. The best way to target these fish would be a high-low rig with a bucktail and gulp. Squid and spearing also serve as a great bait for these fish.  The Narrow Bay by Smiths Point bridge has also been another good spot to fish.

Cole Fished Saturday and headed out to the San Diego and saw lots of Big tuna and false albacore feeding on sand eels. 

Weakfishing reports continue to come in from the Peconics and Great South Bay.  We also heard of anglers fishing the Smith Point County Park  and Ocean Beach area landing some quality fish. Try drifting a whole sandworm or pink rubber shad tipped with a squid strip or try using a basic double hook rig.  with either Sandworms or Squid Strip as another productive method. 

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Porgy fishing continues to stay hot in the Peconics and the North Shore. Almost all anglers going in search for them are coming back with buckets full. The main baits are sandworms and clam. You can try areas like Rocky Point, Mt Sinai and Riverhead. The Peconics have a nice amount of Porgies in them still but the use of a boat will help you get to them easier. Focus on areas like Jessups neck and Greenport.

Freshwater fishing on the island continues to preform. In Patchogue West Lake, Great lake and Swan Lake have all been producing good size bass, pickerel and sunfish. The best way to target these fish would be night crawlers on small hooks with a bobber. Artificial lures such as spinners, senkos and poppers work great for bass and pickerel as well. Lake Ronkonkoma also has an abundance of bass and sunfish. As well as carp and white perch. Live shiners is another great option for live bait and will be eaten by all freshwater gamefish. If you want to fish from a boat but don't have access to one, both South Haven County Park and Blydenburgh County Parks have them available to rent for a low fare. These row boats are available everyday during the summer months and can be taken out for both full and half days.

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