Striped bass fishing seems to have varied in action this week. Some days have seen good action while others are a slow pick. We had one customer that weighed in a 38lb fish off Smith Point on a snag and drop. Rumor has it that schools of large
Striped bass are still west of us harassing the bunker pods. They should be moving toward our area shortly. The inlets are still holding healthy populations of Stripers too. Shinnecock and Moriches inlet are seeing a good bite on live eels while
surf fishermen are picking away at fish anywhere from schoolie size up to 30lbs.
Bluefish have thinned out a bit in our area but remain very thick in Montauk. If your looking for some action that is your best bet. Your can also try your luck out at smiths point bridge. The action has been a bit sporadic.
Those who regularly go out in search of Fluke have all been coming back saying that the fluke action the week was much better than the week before. Hopefully from here on out it only gets better.Buck-tailing as well as using rigs both are effective choices.
Schools of hungry Porgies continue to roam the north shore giving boat fishermen excellent action. Clams and sandworms are both great choices for bait and the use of chum will help even more. Also just a reminder that Seabass season opens 6/27. Many seabass have accidentally been caught and released already.
Freshwater fishing continutes to give anglers a shot at some quick fun. If you have an hour after work and are looking to fish I suggest you make your way down to one of the local lakes and throw a rubber worm or a topwater lure.
Joe O, reports, East Lake, senkos and nightcrawlers as well as shiners are producing feel. A trick is to use a live shiner, no bober. Plenty of fishing caught 3 lb LM Bass Was the biggest ( I lost a nice 5 pounder) and jumbo Perch. lots of fun!!! Yes, Trout are still being caught!!! try a 'fly" on a float. You'll be surprised how productive it can be.
Crabs at the local docks have been numerous according to customers. Most are still lacking some size for a good meal but you cull a couple of decent ones if you put effort in. This is a good sign for the august and september crabbing season. Remember we are fully stocked with all crabbing supplies.
Sea bass now opens June 27th
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