Shinnecock & Peconic Fishing Report 7-31-22
The fluke bite in the bay has been very inconsistent but most recently we are hearing of a good bite in the eastern bay. The western bay has some fish as well but east was better. Spearing, squid and gulp baits all working. The Shinnecock inlet has a few striped bass on drifted live baits and a few bass at the bridge as well. Triggerfish are hanging in the structure in the inlet and around the buoy chains. Out on the reef the short sea bass are in great numbers but putting a keeper in the box is tough. Some fluke hanging on and around the reef too. The bunker schools are only producing some sharks most recently.
Target the porgies in the deeper holes of the bay with clams. Weakfish are in the holes near Jessups and taking jigs, squid and sand worms.
The Shinnecock canal has a few fluke to the south and a few porgies to the north. Snappers are showing a bit here too. The Ponquogue bridge has some fluke during the day and some striped bass during the night tides. Shinnecock inlet has fluke, triggerfish and striped bass. The open beaches have a few fluke, striped bass and bluefish.