The headline says it all. On the 4th of July two dolphins were frolicking at Buoy 16. And after they passed by, the fish now have lockjaw or have left for other parts of the bay. The bay water temps are 80 degrees so everything is in the summer doldrums.
There has been a summer weakfish bite at Buoy 16. There seems to be two different schools of fish. One school is 10″ to 12″ and the other is about 17″ to 24″. With the limit at one fish you should find a fish to take home
Many people have been looking for bluefish. They are almost nonexistent with the odd cocktail sized blue being caught. Locally the bottom fishing is a mixed bag event. Porgies of mixed sizes are responding to chum. There are a lot of sandy sharks of mixed sizes mixed with the porgies. Cedar Point has been the fluke spot but there are many shorts. More keepers at Gardiners Island and points to the east. Bass action locally has slowed. The night time bite is better at the Gut and Race. Daytime has some large bluefish at both spots.
Remember the sea bass season opened on July 10. That will be great to keep some of these fish.