SHINNECOCK & PECONIC FISHING REPORT 6-5-22
The striped bass bite has been great. Drifted live baits have produced some quality fish at both the inlet and Ponquogue bridge. Bluefish to 10lbs continue to ravage bait in and around the bridge and inlet. Jigs, tins and poppers are all working on the bluefish. The fluke bite continues to improve each day as the water temps rise. Fluke are biting well west of the bridge and beginning to happen east of the bridge.
The porgies are hanging near Jessups and Rogers rock. Clam chum and clam baits are working great. The by-catch in the mix are weakfish and a few bluefish. If your looking for weakfish target the Noyac bay area. Squid, worms and soft plastics are all tempting the weakies. Striped bass have been in the rips of both Cow Neck and Jessups. Blues are moving throughout the bay.
Both the Shinnecock inlet and Ponquogue bridge areas are producing bass at night and bluefish during the day. The fluke are under the Ponquogue bridge. The Shinnecock canal is still holding a good mix of fish including fluke, blowfish, porgies, bluefish, striped bass and of course sea robins. The ocean beaches have a few bluefish and bass. Target some of the back bay areas of Shinnecock with surface plugs on the night tides for some bass.