Shinnecock & Peconic Fishing Report 7-2-22
The fluke bite in the bay continues to improve. Keeper to short ratio is improving too. Hearing of more limits than in past years. I personally had my limit this week with a 24" to make the day. Both eastern and western parts of the bay are producing but as usual wind and tide together are key. The regular baits of squid, spearing and gulp all working but the spearing seemed to have the edge. Have had reports of a few fluke in the ocean out near the cheese house around 60' and Mecox in 40'. The seabass are cooperating on the reef but keepers of 16" are tough to find. The reef is holding seabass, porgies, fluke and ling. The striped bass bite has slowed considerably but the bunkers schools off Mecox did not disappoint with fish to 50lbs on the live bunker. The bass that are present in the bay are taking drifted live baits near the bridge and inlet. Bluefish have thinned out and can be found in the bunker schools.
The porgie bite remains good in the regular spots including near Jessups Neck and Rogers Rock using clam baits and clam chum. Weakfish are in the deep holes where the water is cooler and are taking jigs and hi-lo rigs tipped with squid. We are hearing about some fluke around Shelter Island. Guys that have run to the gut have done very well with striped bass.
The Shinnecock inlet has a good bite of triggerfish going on. They are taking squid baits on hi-lo rigs. The inlet is also holding some fluke and striped bass, the blues seem to have moved out. The Ponquogue bridge has fluke and striped bass. The local ocean beaches have fluke and striped bass. The Shinnecock canal has fluke to the south and porgies to the north with a few triggerfish around.