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Report 7/10/16

Shinnecock Bay: Fluking is very good in the bay as of late. Rampasture point and west of there seems to be the better bite, but there are still fish in the east cut and the basket area as well. Some guys had great success with live killies but a plain jane rig with a piece of spearing or squid is all you need. Incoming tide is best with the cleaner water flooding the bay.

Peconic Bay: The stripers seem to have moved out toward the east looking for some cooler water. The porgies are showing in good numbers around Rogers rock and Robins Island. Sand worms and clams will bring these dinner plates to the table.

Ocean: It is still a tough bite out here for fluke but fish are being caught in about 80 to 90 feet both to the far east and far west of the inlet. Seabass are out on the reef and wrecks but it seems the bigger ones are being caught on the open bottom while fluking. Stripers are under the schools of bunker. Just snag one and let it sink for that 50 pounder.

Shinnecock Inlet:The rocks are holding some small seabass, fluke, trigger fish and a few porgies as well. The triggers are taking clams or Gulp. Drifting through at night with some eels is producing some good size stripers.

Shinnecock Canal: Porgies are on the jetties at the north end and the south end has some fluke, blowfish, and blues when the tide is running.

Ponquogue Bridge: Plenty of stripers being caught here; but not a lot of keepers. Clam chumming during the day and eels at night is whats working best..

Ocean Beaches: The sand beaches to the east and west of the inlet are producing bass at night and blues during the day. The jetties have also seen some bass and blues as well as some keeper size fluke. Those who have chosen to dunk some clams during the day have had a few bass too.

News: The Hampton Bays Fire Dept. Held their 6th annual fluke tournament on Saturday (7/9). They had 51 boats and over 175 anglers. Many quality fish including 3, 4, 5, and 6lbers coming to the scale but the winning fish came in at 7 3/4 lbs. This is a great tournament with a great party that grows each year. If you haven't fished it yet you should consider it next season for sure.

The Bennet kids with 29.82 pounder

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