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Shinnecock & Peconic Report 6-11-23


The bluefish bite continues in the inlet, outside the inlet in the bunker schools and around the bridge. Tins, swimmers and spoons all catching their fair share. The striped bass are in the inlet and around the ponquogue bridge. They are taking drifted live baits just as long as the bluefish don't take it first. The bite has been a bit erratic though from day to day. The fluke seem to be starting to cooperate a bit more. Best to target the skinny water with small jigs tipped with spearing, squid, gulp and any combination commonly called in my upbringing as " The Deli Rig" or ham and egg by others.


The porgies have spread throughout the bay and they are big. Best to target them with clams or worms. The weakfish have settled into the deeper holes and are very plentiful and all good size fish. They're having a lot of success with lead heads tipped with a Fin S fish or the like. They will also take your porgy bait if in the area. The striped bass seem to be hanging more in the south race lately. Drifted live baits are best.


The Shinnecock canal has a very good bite of porgies to the north end and some fluke to the south. There are also a few bluefish and striped bass making a showing. The Ponquogue bridge area has bluefish, striped bass and a few fluke. The Shinnecock inlet continues to be full of big bluefish. The striped bass are here to but you will need to target them on the night tides to try and get away from the blues.


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