Fluke Fishing Improves In Shinnecock


Shinnecock Bay/Inlet/Ocean

Fluke fishing in the Shinnecock Bay has improved dramatically. Lots of action, not a huge number of sea robins and a few keepers for the box. Not real specific to tides or locations just put in the time and cull through them.

Ocean fluke bite still very sparse. Out on the Shinnecock Reef, the seabass bite is very good too, but a lot of small fish with the occasional keeper and a good amount of ling mixed in.

Striped bass have been in and around the bunker schools but not in huge numbers. Need to search hard for a taker. Both Mojo trolling and snag and drop live bunker are working. The base of the Ponquogue bridge has a few schoolie bass along with some cocktail blues in the early morning and evenings.


The porgy bite still the best bet. Clams and clam chum best. Weakfish are in the deeper holes off Roses Grove. A pick of fluke around Shelter Island.


The Shinnecock canal has a mix of porgies to the north end and some fluke to the south end. Shinnecock Inlet is producing some fluke and bluefish on the day tides and a few striped bass on the night tides.

The Ponquogue bridge has fluke blues and bass. The ocean beaches are holding a good amount of schoolie bass on soft plastics. The small inlets of the Peconics have some porgies, fluke schoolie bass, and cocktail blues.

Scott Jeffrey
East End Bait & Tackle
Hampton Bays, New York


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