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It's not to hot, it's not to cool and that made fishing hot. No slowdown in the fluke, porgy, sea bass or the triggerfish bite. This week looks like perfect too.
Down at Shinecock Inlet and Moriches inlets triggerfish have been cooperating with anglers fishing for them off the rocks. The use of a hi low rig baited with either clam or squid is perfect to use. Remember to use a rod and reel combo with some power. When hooked these fish will dart into the rocks instantly. You have to beat them before they beat you.
Fluke fishing has stayed good in the bays. Plenty of short action with some keepers in the mix. Patchogue Local, captain Mike reported twenty plus shorts in Moriches with 3 keepers. A lot of sea robins mixed in too. The bait of choice was spearing with squid strips. Shinnecock has been offering some good fluke fishing too in the ocean, about a mile off. A better short to keeper ratio as well. Try large sized smelts or spearing for a good shot at a bigger fish.
Striped Bass fishing at the south shore inlets is mostly schoolies this time of the year and they are being caught on clam. Once in a while a keeper sized fish will come up too. For larger fish you should give Montauk a go. Dropping eels in the rips can give you a legitimate shot at a fish over 40 pounds. If you can catch some legal sized porgies to use at bait that will do the trick also.
The Local Docks are seeing plenty of snappers, that are big enough to catch. Small pieces of spearing and tiny tins casted and retrieved are the things being used to catch them. A Patchogue Local, over the past weekend mentioned that he did quite well with blowfish at Blue Point dock too. He used a combination of clams and squid to catch them.
Crabs down at the dock are getting bigger by the day. They are about legal sized now and should be quite large in another two weeks or so. The shop has all the essentials needed for crabbing.
The local lakes are a little choked with weed but if you can get down past them with a weedless rig or topwater frog you can expect some bass. Try early mornings and late evenings for best results. The fish become more active at these times.
Try something new: Here is a listing (and links) of some of Long Islands 500 lakes and ponds to try. Enjoy!
• West Lake • Swan Lake Info • Carmans River • Bubble Falls • Caleb Smith State Park • Argyle lake • Southards Pond • Belmont Lake • Upper lake Yaphank • Southaven Park • Connetquot River State Park • Lake Ronkonkoma • Great Patchogue Lake • Gibbs Pond
New: We've attached a PDF of the local/Monthly tide chart for your convenience. (will open in new window) Thanks for Looking!!
Just a reminder. You do need to register before saltwater fishing. It's easy and it's FREE….
Stop down at J & J Sports and we'll sign you up or click HERE to register online. There's nothing worse than getting a ticket just because you went fishing. Have a smart phone? Here's an idea:
It's a good idea to "snap a shot" of your license so it's always with you in case of loss or its destroyed. 16yrs and older are required to register.
Send your reports, photos or your favorite fish recipe to: REPORTS@JJSPORTSFISHING.COM
Don't forget to include, names, location and details (when possible: lures or bait used, tides, etc….) comments or questions are welcome. 631-654-2311
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