Shinnecock & Peconic Fishing Report 6-26-22
The striped bass bite continues to be good, just not incredible like it has been. Drifted live baits in the inlet and around the Ponquogue bridge have accounted for some slot fish for the cooler. Outside the inlet the bunker schools are holding some bigger bass but you will have to search for the right school both east and west of the inlet. Fluking is getting better in the bay. Fish are throughout the bay and all the usual spots including, Rampasture, east cut, flats behind the inlet and near the Ponquogue bridge. The key is wind and tide together. Spearing, squid and scented baits including gulp, fishbites and z-man are all working. The bluefish are still chasing poppers and tins in the inlet, near the bridge and around the bunker schools. The sea bass season opener was quiet due to the windy conditions but we have heard fish on our local pieces including the Shinnecock reef, clams, spearing, squid and jigs all working.
Porgies is the main focus in most of the bay. We have heard of a fluke bite around Shelter Island. The weakfish are in the deeper holes in Noyac bay.
The Shinnecock canal continues to produce porgies north of the locks and fluke to the south. The Shinnecock inlet is holding fluke, striped bass and bluefish. Our local ocean beaches have seen a few bass and blues. The Ponquogue bridge has fluke bass and bluefish.