Fishing Report 5-23-21 Shinnecock & Peconic Bays
Reports of big bluefish continue to come in daily, the inlet has been crazy on diamond jigs. Top water plugs have seen action as well. The striped bass bite remains slower with schoolies accounting for most of the action. Most fish have fallen for bucktails and rubber baits. The fluke bite is best west of the Ponquogue bridge in the warmer water. It is still spotty but some have fared well with keepers for the box. Drifted rigs with squid/spearing as well as jigs tipped with spearing or gulp all working. The water outside Shinnecock inlet is loaded with big bluefish being taken on jigs
The porgy action remains strong around Rogers Rock and out near Jessups Neck. Clam chum and clam or worm baits are the baits of choice. Mixing in with the Porgies are the weakfish and bluefish. Target the weakfish with a Hi-Lo rig and flags of squid in the deeper holes near Jessups and off of Long Beach. The blues are chasing the huge schools of bunker throughout the bay. Jigs will do well here. The schoolie bass seem a bit scarce, best bet is on the night tides. We have heard of blowfish in the mix but not in huge numbers.
The Shinnecock inlet has been on fire with huge bluefish accounting for most of the action. The ocean beaches east and west of the inlet have good bluefish action too. Along the beaches try targeting them around dawn or dusk. The Shinnecock canal has some fluke, porgies, blowfish and the blues come through here too, right place right time.
The shores of the Peconics have seen porgies and bluefish.