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Shinnecock & Peconic Fishing Report 6-12-22

Shinnecock bay/Inlet/Ocean

The fluke bite has been hot and cold. Fish are now biting throughout the bay but just not consistently anywhere. A lot of that slip gut weed is hiding the baits. Wind and tide in same direction are key. Spearing, squid, gulp, fishbites all working. Striped bass are cooperating near the bridge and in the inlet. Drifted live baits are doing best. The bluefish are throughout the bay but specifically in the inlet and near the bridge. They are taking jigs, poppers, swimming plugs, rubber baits, live baits and chunks, anything in other words. The bunker schools way west of the inlet had a good amount of bass all over the slot.

Peconic bay

The porgies are throughout the bay and taking clam and worm baits along with a bit of clam chum to get them under the boat. Weakfish are concentrated up near Noyac bay and taking jigs, rubber baits and squid. The bluefish are chasing bait throughout the bay, striped bass are hanging in the rips near Jessups and south race. Find the bunker and you may find the bass.


The Shinnecock canal still holding a good amount of fluke south of the locks and porgies north of the locks. Shinnecock inlet continues to please anglers throwing tins and poppers from the jetty. Striped bass have been taken in the inlet on the night tides on paddle tails and swimming plugs. The Ponquogue bridge is producing some striped bass on swimming plugs and paddle tails. The bass are in the shadow lines all on the night tides. Blues have been at the bridge during the day and the fluke too. The ocean beaches have seen blues east and west of the inlet on poppers and tins.


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