The weather gods have been watching over us. We have had some fantastic weather! Cool nights and mild days have been accompanied by low humidity. That’s the perfect recipe for great beach and boating days. The ocean and bay beaches have been crowded.
Bay water temps have gone down to 75 degrees. Many anglers have been traveling to the ocean. The inshore ocean fishery has been good for large fluke and seabass. Many folks have been catching their limit of fluke with many fish five pounds plus. Nice sized seabass have been mixed in. The offshore anglers are finding tuna, dolphin and a mix of sharks. There are also whales and porpoises showing offshore.
Locally anglers have been traveling to Plum Gut and Gardiners. Bluefish in the daylight have been caught with some bass after dark at the Gut. Plenty of short fluke with a few keepers mixed in have been reported. Porgies are biting with mixed sizes being taken from the Peconics to Cedar Point. There are also porgies being taken right outside of the harbor.
The snappers are biting with the largest being 6″ to 7.” They are readily taking bait and shiny lures. Cocktail sized blues have been at Jessups on the incoming tide. Believe it or not I saw two scoters in the bay this week, a tad early for these winter ducks to make their appearance.