by Al “Big Time” Daniels
That old adage “what a difference a day makes” really rang true this week past. Fishing has definitely gotten much better.
The striped bass are biting. Fish up to 36″ are taking trolled bucktails. You could probably catch them on frames but the grass has been a problem. Fluke fishermen have been working Greenport and the Greenlawns. More shorts than keepers have been caught but there are enough to keep it interesting. Better fluking in the ocean has been reported. There has been a showing of weakfish too.
And those jumbo porgies have shown up in the Peconics. Some fish up to four pounds have been taking clams. I hope you have your boat or tackle ready. Even reports of bluefish are in Shinnecock Bay which means that the Peconics are next. As the water warms fishing should pick up in tempo.
Casters are catching bass and bluefish inside of Shinnecock. Other reports show bass coming from the Peconics for casters. There are still many seals in the area. There are no reports of squid so far.