Shinnecock & Peconic Fishing Report 8-7-22
The fluke bite continues to be a challenge. Great one day, tough the next. Seems the bite this weekend was for the better. Reports of good mix of keepers west of the bridge and east of the inlet. The fluke can be found along the beach east of the inlet at the old reliable landmarks in 40' of water. Spearing, squid and gulp all doing the job. Its about that time that some live snapper baits may land you a doormat. The bite on the reef has been a mixed bag as it should be with seabass, fluke and porgies. Not a lot to put in the box but good action. The striped bass are being taken on drifted live baits but its slow, its August. Best to target the bass on the night tides. The bridge area seems to be holding a few more fish than the inlet. The bunker schools aren't holding much of anything but sharks.
The porgies have gone deep. Water temps are up and they're looking for some relief. Target the deeper holes and you should find the porgies and some weakfish.
The Shinnecock canal has a few snappers and porgies. You will find a few fluke too. The Shinnecock inlet has fluke, triggerfish, a few bluefish and bass. The Ponquogue bridge has some fluke and bass. Ocean front beaches mostly reporting sand sharks.