Big game fishermen have been heading out to the ocean on the hunt for big tuna. if you are so lucky to find some of the schools of bait out past 30 miles you should find the big bluefin or yellow tail thrashing through the bait. If your not so lucky to find the bait, keeps your eyes out for things floating in the water such as kelp beds, driftwood or miscellaneous material. Fish such as mahi-mahi, find such things as shelter, but for fishermen it could be the hook up of a life time. Two Patchogue locals found these fish about 11 miles off shore under a floating tote.
Crabs Are In!!! Try any of the Local Docksandhere are multiple ways to catch them and all can be very successful. Using a flashlight and crab net at night while walking the dock is a tried and true method. The crabs will cling to the dock and pilings and can be scooped up when you see them with the light. Walking the shallows or drifting in a small boat with a light and net will also work well. Having an extendable net can be very beneficial. Sometimes having one will make those far out of reach crabs easier to reach.
Fluke fishing continues to remain the same. Boats seeing result outside of the inlets in deeper water. Most keepers are hovering around the 19-20" mark but some larger doormats have been in the mix.Bucktailsand fluke rigs tipped with large local squid or spearing and various gulp baits.