by Al “Big Time” Daniels
The weather has been quite nice but still on the cool side. Every now and then we get a warm day. There already are folks at the beach and swimming, even though it is still a little early to break out the bathing suits!
Fishing continues at a torrid pace. Peconic Bay porgy fishing has been lock and load with fish up to four pounds. Clams and squid are both working. The action has been west of Jessups. Fluke are biting and the size is getting bigger. Fish up to ten pounds are taking S & S sandwiches. Greenport and Greenlawns are receiving a lot of attention. Both the porgy and fluke fishermen are catching an occasional weakfish. There are reports of weakfish being diamond jigged at Jessups.
Some large blues are being trolled at the South Ferry on bucktails. Trollers are doing well on the striped bass. Fish up to twenty pounds are being caught on parachutes and umbrella rigs. Casters are finding bass and bluefish at the local creeks on poppers and swimmers. The bay has plenty of bait and the larger fish should be showing up this week. The commercial fishermen have caught the first blowfish and there are signs of blue claw crabs.
This holiday weekend looks like it is going to great weather. Make sure everyone has a safe boating weekend.