Happy Labor Day

August 31, 2016

 

 

Hopefully this storm in the gulf stays south and we'll get a good last summer weekend. 

 

Shinnecock Inlet: Fluke has been the primary target here this week. With the water heating up the stripers seem to have moved on; but the triggers have moved on in and so have the seabass. Also have been some spotty reports of false albacore make a run through every once in a while.

 

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

 

Peconic Bay: Some porgies around Rogers Rock and Robins island. Sandworms and clam chum for these guys. Cocktail blues and snappers are running in the creeks and inlets. Further out by Shelter island hearing of some good sized kingfish too.

 

Ocean: The seabass bite has been very good as of late; and some good size ones too. All of the wrecks and reefs are holding them. The fluke bite remains out in 80-90 feet. Reports of good fish around the pots and on the reef. A couple of reports from the Cheese House but not much to speak of.

  

Shinnecock Canal: Snappers are stacked up when the locks are closed. Fluke still holding in the canal with a few keepers. Porgies are up at the north end from the jetties. Lots of small seabass on the bottom.

 

Ponquogue Bridge: Snappers running around the pilings. The floating dock on the south side continues to see fluke. Bass are falling for some clam baits. The bassing has significantly slowed with the heat but there are still reports of fish on live baits, shad and bunker at night.

 

Shinnecock Bay: The fluke bite in the bay has been best on the incoming tide in most areas of the bay. Outgoing has been tough battling a lot of sea robins. Got to move around the bay to find the best spot of the day. Spearing, squid, killies, gulps, all working.

 

Offshore: Shark fishing has been OK, with a few makos, hammerheads, browns and blue sharks all in play a short run from the inlet. Lots of bunker and mackeral baits swimming around out there too. Been a few small yellowfin caught around the Coimbra on the troll.

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