by Al ‘Big Time’ Daniels
We have had some very nice Indian summer weather with cool nights and mild days. It was a perfect weekend for HarborFest and many people enjoyed this event. We’ve had some rain but the wind has cooperated.
The tides were great this weekend and the clams were available. There is still some brown tide in Noyac Bay. The jury is still out on the scallops.
It seems the fish have sensed fall and have started to move. Porgies are everywhere and some larger fish are showing up. Cedar Point seems to be the hot spot. Mixing in with the porgies are a good number of kingfish. Even some undersized fluke have been caught.
Of course snappers are on the hit list. Bait and shiny lures are both producing. Some are pushing 9″. Cocktail blues have been at Jessups. Fish to two pounds have been caught on jigs and casting lures. A handful of larger blues were taken by trollers at South Ferry.
There are even rumors of a few short bass being caught locally. There is still good fluking at Montauk and Shinnecock. Seabass and porgies are also being caught. Bass fishing is okay at Montauk. Bass are also being caught at Plum Gut and the Race. A few crabs have been taken from the local creeks.
There are a number of foxes being seen as of late.