Some of the J & J Sports crew....Pablo, Kathie and Matt
Just In-Breaking News! Today April 28th. The First Bluefish Was Landed From Patchogue's Mascot Dock .
The local spots are heating up with plenty of schoolie Bass action. Smith Point County Park is a great local spot to try out. I prefer fishing around high tide with soft plastics and small swimming plugs. The shop just got some new soft plastic hyperlastic dartspins that have been deadly on schoolies. Pablo from the shop used these himself and did quite well. The back bays of Moriches are producing some fish as well. Again, the moving water around the top of the tide has had the edge over anything.
The shop did get another new product in that we are excited to try out soon. Cotton Cordell has released new mini pencils. These awesome lures will be perfect for topwater schoolies and small bluefish.
I am hearing a few scattered rumors of bluefish being around but nothing confirmed yet. They should make the usual appearance by Mother's Day.
One interesting report I got in was of some weakfish floating around. They have been mixed in with the schoolies in the bay hot spots. They seem to like soft plastics more than anything. Bass Assassins rigged on a jig head are always a go to for me.
On the freshwater side things seem to be getting a little more active. The stocked trout are still biting lures and baits as well. Wax worms seem to be working a little better than nightcrawlers as of now. Largemouth bass are increasingly getting more active. The shop is stocking live shiners every week which is an awesome bait for bass. Soft plastics are doing the job too. I have already seen signs of bedding bass.
Recipe-Easy Cajun Striped Bass Tidbits: Use the thick part of some Striped Fillets for this recipe, take the thinner half of the fillet towards the tail and vacuum seal for later use. When filleting your fish be sure to remove all bones, skin and dark or red meat. Cut the Striped Bass into bite sized cubes (about 1"). Take the nuggets and put in a ziplock bag with Cajun seasoning, I use McCormicks Perfect Pinch Cajun Seasoning. Toss the nuggets and seasoning in the bag until the Nuggets are fully coated then let sit for a few minutes. In a pan melt a mixture of butter and olive oil at medium heat. Add the Nuggets and fry until brown on all sides, be carefull not to overcook so they don't fall apart. Serve as an appetizer.
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