by Al “Big Time” Daniels
The holiday week is here but the weather hasn’t cooperated. Overcast skies, rain and wind have been the norm for a few days. The weatherman predicts better weather for the fireworks and the weekend. It has been tough on the beachgoers but at least the bay water is warm. On a more positive note, there have been some good low tides. Clamming has been good with a mix of chowders and littlenecks.
Fishing continues to hold up even though the wind made for some tough days. Better reports of keeper-sized fluke have come from Cedar Point. There are also some fluke from Gardiners and Promised Land. And for the guys who have been throwing those sea bass back, the season opens July 10. Porgies of mixed sizes have been reported from out front of Sag Harbor to Cedar Point. They are taking clams and squid.
Bluefish are running hot and cold but there are bluefish at Jessups at times. Larger bluefish are at Plum Gut and Gardiners. Some bass have been found early and late at the Gut. There are still a handful of bass locally with shorts mixed in. Weakfish are at Buoy 16 of mixed sizes. Hi/lo squid on the drift are catching fish over 20″. There are also some small 10″ to 12″ fish around.