Incredible Spring Fishing from Boat or Shore
The spring season continues to be a great one. The bluefish are at the top and dominating much of the bite. The inlet is loaded with big blues. The striped bass are in the mix too, especially just outside the jetty. The blues are taking most lures thrown at them and the bass have been taking large swimming plugs and bucktails. We have heard of some bass being taken on topwater plugs just before first light near the Ponquogue bridge. If you plan to target fluke, head to the western part of the bay in the shallows where the water has warmed up a bit.
The bite in the Peconics is very good. Bass, Blues, Porgies, Weakfish and Fluke can all be found. The porgie bite is concentrated up near Jessups Neck. Chum them up under the boat with some clam and clam baits. Weakfish are mixing with the porgies as are the bluefish. If you're looking to target the weaks try Rogers Rock with some squid or sandworms. The blues are scattered throughout the bay and taking most anything. Good amount of reports of striped bass have come from the south race area.
The Shinnecock canal continues to be an aquarium of many species. Reports include bluefish, striped bass, fluke, weakfish, porgies and the latest arrival, blowfish.
Always best to target the bass, blues and weaks when the locks are just opening or just before they close due to the slower moving water. The other species are best to target when the locks are closed. Over at the Shinnecock inlets jetties the bluefish are dominating the scene. There are some bass just east of the inlet on the beach.