by Al ‘Big Time’ Daniels
There’s sure some fall in the weather this week. Cool nights with temps in the 50′s. Flocks of grackles and swallows are on the move. Acorns are dropping and some of the trees are already changing color. The bay temps are still dropping and there seems to be a lot of brown tide in the bay still. It remains to be seen what affect it will have on the scallops. The tide started about a month later than last year’s.
Fishing is also changing as the fish start to move. The bay is still full of bunkers and the young of the year are leaving. Snappers are good sized and still biting. Bluefish are getting larger with fish up to five pounds being caught on jigs and trolling. Jumbo bluefish are at the Gut.
Fluke fishing in the ocean is still going strong and there are about ten days left before the season closes. Porgies are getting bigger locally and are taking clams and squid. There is no weakfish news to report from Noyac Bay. Striped bass have been biting on the September moon. Look for this to get even better as the month comes to an end.
Montauk has good bottom fishing but the bass are just so-so. Blackfishing is now only a few weeks away.