by Al “Big Time” Daniels
The weather continues to be nice. It is almost like an early Indian summer. The bay temperatures are 74 degrees and continue to drop. We have had some rain and the winds have been moderate.
Fishing continues to be good for the most part. It seems that everybody is catching porgies. Bigger fish are around Mashomuck and Cedar Point. The best results are coming at anchor and with plenty of chum. Good action has been seen with mixed sizes up to 14″. The odd blowfish have been showing up. The porgy fishermen are catching plenty of small seabass too. Fluke fishing has been good in the ocean at either Montauk or Shinnecock.
Locally it has been slow. There has been a good showing of small bluefish at Jessups. Jigs have been working with some weakfish under the bluefish. There are also weakfish at Buoy 16 caught on squid. Some days they can be a little hard to find. Fish up to 24″ are being caught.
Snappers have been active everywhere. Small lures and bait are the ticket in the creek channels and around the docks. Larger bluefish are at Plum Gut and Gardiners Island. Bass are a night time happening and are being taken on bait and bucktails.
Clamming has been good and more rumors of crabs are showing up daily.