White perch are still being caught in the local tidal creeks. fishing nightcrawlers on a jig-head around drop offs during outgoing tide has seen better results than the incoming. Don't be surprised if you catch a small striped bass mixed in with the perch.....................
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A couple of tips when blackfishing...Always bring extra rigs, jigs and sinkers. Losing them is inevitable. They will either get caught in the rocks or a larger fish can break you off when they run for the rocks. Also you want to use a rod that is fairly heavy so that you can yank the fish out of the rocks. Try using a reel with a higher gear ratio. This would help you gain leverage on the fish. Use at least 40 to 50 pound braid on that reel. Bring along at least 2-4 dozen crabs if you plan on fishing for a bit. If the bite is hot you will be going through bait quickly.
False Albacore have come in this week. they landed at Shinecock Inlet. It is only a matter of time before these "little speedsters" are in full force around our island. For this type of fishing I recommend a lighter inshore rod from seven to eight feet in length capable of throwing 1/2oz to 1 1/2oz. When pairing a reel look for something capable of holding 300yds of 15lb or 20 lb braid. The use of a fluorocarbon leader can help you too. Something in the 20lb to 30lb range. "Albies" can be picky at times and disappearing fluorocarbon leader may give you an edge. The better abrasion properties of fluorocarbon can help if rocks are in the picture. The new tactical angler micro clips will make switching lures out such as Deadly Dicks, Shimano Coltsniper jigs and Joe Baggs resin jigs a breeze.