East End B&T Report 5-22-22
The Shinnecock bay and inlet have been producing gorilla bluefish to 15lbs this past week during the day and over at the Ponquogue bridge area the striped bass have been cooperating at night. The bluefish are taking poppers and most tins or diamond jigs and the bass are taking soft plastics along with mag darters and spooks. Fluke are in Bennett's cove inside Cormorant Point. A few fluke have been taken up by buoy nine as well. Best for the fluke is to find the warmer water or shallower areas.
Porgies are still the main target and can be found from Rogers Rock to Cow Neck and up to Jessups Neck. Clam chum and clam baits doing the job. Mixed in are a few weakfish, bluefish and bass. Big bluefish have made their way up into the Peconic river and can be seen finning on top in most cases.
The Shinnecock canal has a good amount of species swimming around. Fluke, bluefish, bass, blowfish all around the south end and some porgies up at the north end. The Shinnecock inlet has big bluefish on most tides and are taking poppers, tins and diamond jigs. The Ponquogue bridge is holding bluefish during the day and bass on the night tides. Bass are taking soft plastics.