Stripers on the Sand


They finally showed up on the beaches the past few days. There have been bass blitzes from Mecox to Moriches with bass and albies mixed together. All the fish seem to be in the teen size class; but there were a few reports of some 35 to 50 pounders in the mix. Most are being caught on polaris poppers white or yellow and also on white bucktails with a red trailer.

Shinnecock Inlet: Albies were still around before the cold snap. Stripers are being caught at night by some boats drifting eels or day time on the spot. The rocks on the west jetty are holding some keeper size blackfish. The east jetty is producing bass on bucktails at night, best at the tide turn.

Ponquogue Bridge: Seems to be holding a lot of bait; shad, herring, and mullet; but the striped bass bite has been hit or miss.

Peconics: Monster blues under the bunker schools. Those who are willing to put in a bit of time and work the small rock piles have scored some blackfish and seabass.

North Fork LI Sound: Seabass and porgies are in the rock piles. Good reports from the shore bound guys here too. Bass and blues in the sound along with plenty of albies.

Ocean: Trolling wire or Mojo Rigs around the bunker schools should produce bass if the blues don't get there first.The reef and wrecks out front are holding good numbers of blackfish, seabass and porgies along with some cod and ling, a nice mixed bag to take home

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