Shinnecock & Peconic Report 6-19-22
Incredible bass bite this week for the boater outside the inlet. Live lined bunker resulted in 40, 50 and even 60lb bass all released safely. The fish where on the bunker schools and moving east. The inlet and bridge have accounted for a good amount of bass as well on drifted live baits. The bluefish continue to haunt the same areas and are taking poppers and tins. Fluke are still a tough bet. The bite is very sporadic but if you move around you should find a bite. We are all anxiously awaiting the seabass opener on the 23rd.
The porgies are the best bet and are throughout the bay taking clam baits along with clam chum to get them under the boat. Weakfish are taking jigs and hi-lo rigs baited with squid or worms in Noyac bay. Bluefish are chasing bait in the bay too along with a few bass up near the rips of Jessups.
The Ponquogue bridge area has a good amount of bass on the night tides taking top water baits as well as rubber baits. The Shinnecock inlet is still producing big bluefish during the day on poppers and striped bass on the night tides. The bass are taking rubber shads and bucktails. Fluke should be a good target at the inlet by now with all the regular baits including spearing, squid and gulp. The Shinnecock canal has had its first reports of triggerfish. The canal is also producing porgies north of the locks and fluke south of the locks. The occasional striped bass and bluefish are also in the mix.