We have had a tremendous amount of rain and wind. It seems the weather has been giving the whole world problems. It’s almost like we are getting the April rains in June. It has definitely affected the fishing and boating. We do get the occasional warm sunny day. The cooler weather and water temps may extend the spring fishing season.
When you can get out and the wind lays down the fishing remains good. The weakfish bite picked up this week. Fish up to seven pounds have been taking bait and jigs. DWE and Buoy 16 are the best spots. It looks like the summer weakfishing will be good. On the weakfishing grounds there are some large porgies. Plenty of big dogfish are taking bait.
Fluke have been caught on S/S sandwiches from Mashomuck to Cedar Point. There are still flat fish from Greenport to Greenlawns. Others have been trying the Ruins with some results. Fewer bluefish have been caught this past week. Some days they are chasing small bait under birds in Noyac Bay. Bigger blues at South Ferry are snapping wire. Some larger bass are around with fish up to 44″. Parachutes have been doing the trick. Only a few blowfish have shown up this year.
This week I saw some saltwater squirrels. Twice I have witnessed squirrels swimming in salt water…interesting!