by Al “Big Time” Daniels
There has been no shortage of stormy weather. We have had plenty of rain and wind and even a thunderstorm or two thrown into the mix. There have also been some nice days too. It just seems that summer hasn’t quite arrived. Some mornings the air temps are in the low 50′s. Just remember: be careful what you wish for!
Fishing remains good when you can get on the water. One good thing is that the weather is keeping the water temps down. If you need a little change, the weakfish are biting. Remember that the limit is one. Jessups and Buoy 16 are producing fish up to seven pounds. Hi/lo bait and diamond jigs are both working.
Remember that some of the best sea trout fishing happens in July and August. Bluefish are scattered throughout the bay and are popping up under birds. You can find bluefish most days in Noyac Bay.
Striped bass are still being caught at South Ferry, but the large bluefish are making some days difficult. They are being caught on snapping wire and weigh 12 to 14 lbs. Casters are catching bluefish and small bass at the local creeks. Bottom fishermen are still catching porgies of mixed sizes in the Peconics up to Cedar Point. It depends whom you talk to as to how the fluke fishing fares. There is quite a lot of activity from just outside the breakwater up to Cedar Point. Keepers are mixed in with shorts on S/S sandwiches. There are some fluke starting at Gardiner’s.
There seems to be a lot of collateral damage on the highways for the animals as I saw two foxes that were hit this week past.