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Snappers Abound

Posted on 06 September 2013

by Al “Big Time” Daniesl

The end of summer has come upon us for the 2013 season. It seems the summer just flew by as it always tends to do! We should have some good weather for a couple of months now. For many it is the best time of the year. The Farmers Almanac is predicting a cold and snowy winter. I guess we will have to wait and see. The weather for the holiday weekend was not that great and Tuesday’s deluge was unbelievable. Last week saw some nasty brown tides in the bay.

Fish seem to be on the move. The porgies are plentiful and large fish are at Cedar Point. Chumming has also mixed in some blowfish. Fluke are moving out of the bay. There is plenty of bait in the bay. Snappers are plentiful and being caught in the creeks. Bait and lures are working. Plenty of cocktail blues have been entrenched at Jessups Neck. Diamond jigs and casting small tins are both working. A few small bass are at the local creeks. There should be some larger fish showing up this month. Weakfish are still at Buoy 16. The influx of porgies have made it difficult to get the bait to the weakfish. Some nice kingfish are mixing in too.

Last Sunday I haulseined at Long Beach for the South Fork Natural History Museum. The fish cooperated as we pulled in snappers, porgies, kingfish, blowfish and many shiners. A fun activity for all!

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