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Weakfish in Peconic Bays, Fluke in Moriches, Snappers All Over The Place

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Weakfish your thing? then head out to the Peconic’s. Small swimmers are producing well at the night bite. Jointed plugs can produce better than most other lures.
Daytime action, all you need are some squid strips. Maybe a small diamond jig and you’re set for action.

The hot weather we had has done nothing to slow down the excellent Fluke bite we had this week. Fishermen from both Shinnecock and Moriches bay reported that fluke action was great on both sides of the tide for several days now. Many are going out and are able to fill a 5 fish limit. Try small bucktails in combination with a teaser for consistent action. A fluke rig can also give great results. The usual  baits such as spearing, squid and gulp are all doing the trick. Don’t overlook the ocean either; weather permitting. We heard of good catches in about 90 feet of water off all the inlets.

Striper fishing continues to be on the slower side. You can pick away at some fish if you clam chum around bridges and the back of the inlets. Also drifting eels in the inlet after dark will give you a shot at some fish. Despite the lack of striper reports coming in, Andy from the shop managed to go out and pick away at some schoolies to keeper sized fish from the beach on sp minnow lures. With all the small spearing
around it is a good idea to fish a teaser in front of any plug. This can increase the number of hits you end up getting in a trip.

Let’s not forget the Bluefish action. Chasing bunker pods or top water action on baitfish have produced bluefish from 5-15lbs. One great thing about blues is that you can use almost anything to hook one…two…three…or more.

Porgies are continuing to give those going out for them some fun. Double headers are not uncommon. In the sound look for the rock piles
and in the ocean try locating structure along the sand bottom. Sandworms, bloodworms as well as clam will both work perfectly. A high-lo rig can benefit
you greatly.

Seabass can be found mixed in with the Porgies. The always add a little excitement to every trip. If your looking to cull a Seabass try using a strip of clam or squid.

Snappers have been growing at an impressive rate over the past few weeks. Reports have come back to the shop stating that the snappers
were pushing 10 inches already. Small tins, snapper poppers and Spearing on a hook under a float are top choices. Good locations to fish are Pine Neck docks, Blue Point docks and Corey Beach pier.

Crabs have had a decent showing at all these snapper locations too. Hand-traps,
overnight traps and bunker or mackerel on a string can all be utilized to put together a mess of blue claws. Come down to the shop for all your crabbing
needs.

The lakes are typically slower this time of the year but surprisingly they are still giving anglers a shot at bending the rod. Joe Dirt
reported the crawlers were effective in achieving his goal to just get some action. Joe would of been happy with a few gills but managed himself
a chunky two and a half pound largemouth bass that was released healthy.

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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