Shinnecock & Peconic Fishing Report 9-11-22
Bait, bait, bait, Shinnecock is full of peanuts and mullet setting up for an awesome fall. The fluke action continues to be all over the place. Good in one area one day and not good in that same area the next. There are plenty of fluke to be had but you will need to move around a lot until you find the bite. Better tide has been the incoming. All the regular baits, gulp, spearing and squid all doing well. The little blowfish that are throughout our bays are stealing the tails and frustrating many anglers. The striped bass bite is best at the Ponquogue bridge area. Dawn and dusk with topwater baits and drifted live baits at most times will find you a slot fish. The inlet has seen the first showing of the infamous "albies" this week, right place right time. Resin/Epoxy jigs and Deadly Dicks are your best option. Some bluefish lurking in the bottom of the inlet are destroying live baits meant for the bass. Outside the inlet the bunker are holding strong and the squid showed in huge numbers the last couple of weeks. Some have been lucky enough to find some tuna mixed in. Sharks are mixed in as well.
Porgies and weakfish dominate the reports. The weakfish are in the deep holes and porgies near the structure.
The Shinnecock canal has porgies and snappers. Best for porgies north of the locks when they're closed and snappers at both ends when the locks are open. The Ponquogue bridge has fluke and striped bass. Fluke are taking baits on the bottom and bass are taking poppers at dawn and dusk and rubber baits in the dark. The Shinnecock inlet has seen a few nice fluke taken along the rocks as well as a few porgies out at the tips of the jetties. Albies made a brief showing this week, stay tuned. Our ocean beaches have some schoolie bass and a few fluke taking bucktails.