Few Keeper Fluke Found


Shinnecock Bay/Inlet/Ocean

The fluke continue to account for most of the action in the Shinnecock Bay, of course with plenty of sea robins in the mix. There are many short fluke with the occasional keeper. No real specific location, just have to keep moving around and work the tide and wind conditions. The fluke are biting in the ocean, again a lot of shorts with a few keepers. All the regular baits including squid, spearing, and gulp.

The cocktail blues have been chasing bait around the bay and inlet with a mix of schoolie bass, bonita, and Spanish mackerel. Your best bet is to look for the birds and toss some small tins. Out on the Shinnecock reef, the seabass are chewing good, but there are a lot of shorts here too. Guys have been jigging diamond jigs with tubes off the bottom and finding some keepers for the box. The striped bass bite is a hit and miss.

The clam chum is still working at the Ponquogue Bridge, but is only accounting for a lot of shorts. Those who have drifted live baits in the inlet have seen better success, but one day they’re here, the next day they’re not.


Porgies and cocktail blues are the main target of late, with a few weakfish in the mix.


The area around the Coimbra remains a good area to target the bluefin tuna. Most fish are being taken on the jig, with a few on the troll. Lots of mahi are being found on any floater or weedline you can find. Out in the canyons and beyond are a good amount of yellowfin, albacore, and bigeye tuna along with blue and white marlin. The night bite has seen a good number of swords.


The Shinnecock Canal has anglers targeting porgies and snappers at the north end, and fluke, snappers, and cocktail blues to the south end. Over at the old Ponquogue Bridge, most are finding fluke, snappers, and a few porgies. The Shinnecock inlet is seeing fluke, and porgies from the bottom and the topwater has accounted for some cocktail blues, schoolie bass, green bonita and Spanish mackerel. Some have been successful floating out some live eels on the night tides for keeper striped bass. The ocean beaches east and west of the inlet have some fluke and schoolie bass.

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