Weekend Fishing Update

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Matt shows his mom a few fishing tips

Striper fishing seemed to see an improvement this week over last week. The inlets are producing well with many teen sized fish being caught.
Bucktails and swim shads are working good for the lure guys and clam as well as bunker are getting the bait guys some action. Back bay shorelines are still holding some decent bass. Smaller size swimming plugs are doing the job. Some of my favorites are sp minnows, magdarters and redfins.  Smiths Point bridge area has also been holding some schoolie sized bass after dark. Small plugs will do the trick here also.

Blues can still be picked away at on the local docks. The smith point bridge shoreline has been giving casters a good shot at fish. Most have been smaller but its still possible to pick a bigger one between the numerous 3-6lbers. Topwater poppers have had an advantage for this kind of fishing. Tins like various charlie graves lures will work excellent too. Inlets seem to be holding a better population of larger blues. Bucktails have been the best lure to use.

Fluke fishing this past week saw great action with a particular fish taken out on the north fork. One highlight of the week was angler Ed Johnson's 10.5 pound Fluke he landed on whole squid from Orient Point. Several other reports of fish between 5-9 pounds have also been trickling in. The south shore bays have been holding fish but it seems to be on the slower side. The north shore is getting some decent fishing anywhere from huntingtion to Orient. Bucktails and fluke rigs are both doing very well. Customers have been using a lot of gulp baits, whole
squid and spearing.

Porgy fishing is staying hot in the Peconics, North Shore, South Shore Inlets and Reefs. Jumbo sized porgies are taking both clam and sandworms. Chumming the area helps out a lot. A few weakfish have also been landed as a pleasant surprise while porgy fishing.

Local lakes are holding up well with bluegill, Perch and Pickerel action. For the bluegills and perch nightcrawlers have been most effective while using live shiners for pickerel will give you the best results. A few customers reported that they are still landing Rainbow Trout out of East lake and rainbows as well as browns out of West Lake.

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