Fluke Season Opener


Last weekend’s fluke opener did not disappoint as far as the fishing goes, with keeper fluke to 20 inches coming from the Shinnecock Canal and throughout Shinnecock Bay.

The porgy bite in the Peconics has been excellent since opening on May 1, and there are reports of some weakfish and blowfish in the mix as well. The ocean beaches to the east and west of Shinnecock have striped bass to 32 inches, and gorilla bluefish to 17 lbs in there too; most fish are being caught on bucktails and diamond jigs.

Cocktail blues and schoolie bass in the back bays and shallow creeks are taking top water poppers and tins.

Scott Jeffrey
East End Bait & Tackle

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