The report has not changed much. The great news is if you’re looking to bend a rod, you will not be disappointed due to the huge amount of action locally. There are many short fluke, with the occasional keeper in the bay, ocean, and inlet. All the regular baits, squid, spearing, and gulp are working well. Out on the reef, seabass continue to cooperate, but keepers are tough to find. The cocktail bluefish are chasing bait in the bay, inlet, and ocean. Tins and rubber baits are doing great. The inlet has a good mix of fish including fluke, blues, bass, Spanish mackerel, green bonita, and triggerfish. Drifted live baits in the inlet have accounted for a few keeper bass.
The porgies have moved a little further east, most likely due to the warm temperature in the western part of the bay. Cocktail blues are chasing bait, and there are still a few weakfish in the deeper holes.
The Shinnecock Inlet has been full of life. Cocktail blues, Spanish mackerel, green bonita, schoolie bass, fluke triggerfish, and porgies have all been reported from the jetties, both east and west sides. No report of the albies yet, but that could change any day. The Shinnecock Canal is still holding porgies at the north end, snappers, and some blowfish.
The Ponquogue Bridge has a good fluke bite along with a few porgies. Cocktail blues have been chasing bait around the bridge too. The ocean beaches both east and west of the inlet have a good amount of schoolie bass in the early mornings and evenings. We’ve been hearing of a good amount of fluke as well. Cocktail blues and snappers are around the shoreline of the Peconic near the small inlets, along with a few porgies.
The bluefin tuna bite at and around the Coimbra continues to produce fish. Most are now being taken on the jig. There are good reports of mahi holding on the pot’s high-fliers all the way to the edge. Out at the canyons, the tuna and marlin have been cooperating — most coming home with Charlie on ice.