Fishing Improving With Warmer Temps


Shinnecock Bay/Inlet/Ocean

Shinnecock Bay has seen some fluke from the warmer parts. Schoolie bass and a few keepers have been hanging around the Ponquogue Bridge on the night tides. Some bluefish are making their way around following bait in the bay, inlet, and along the ocean beaches. There have been reports of cocktail to gorilla sizes. Shinnecock bays fluke bite should turn on as soon as things warm up a bit.


Most reports are from this area, as this is where a lot of action is. The Jessup’s area is holding huge porgies on the incoming tides. A few weakfish have been mixed in, too. The greenlawn area has some fluke but by no means a red-hot bite. Schoolie bass are around most of the back bay areas with warmer waters. There have been a few bluefish reported, too.


The Shinnecock canal is a sure thing right now with fluke, blowfish, cocktail blues, weakfish, kingfish, and, of course, sea robins. There have been reports of a couple porgies but that could change for the better any day. The Ponquogue Bridge has a good amount of schoolie bass with an occasional keeper in the mix. The Shinnecock inlet has had both bass and big bluefish reported from the jetties. Most any back bay area or small inlet around the Peconics will have some schoolie bass.

Capt. Scott Jeffrey
East End Bait & Tackle

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