Breaking Fishing News for surf fishermen...we just received reports of 25-30 pound bass being caught being caught from the shoreline along Orchard Beach, New Rochelle, Eastchester Bay. All on Jack's famous fresh bunker so make sure to hit the shorelines now while these larger fish are in the feeding mood.
With the 4th of July weekend approaching all systems go for porgies, striped bass, bluefish and fluke.
The porgy fishing has picked up tremendously with all of our rental skiffs, party boats and charter boats producing well. Porgies to 17 inches have been caught and weighed in here at the shop. These fish are being caught local near Pea Island, Huckleberry Island, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Larchmont and Rye. Also East of Execution Lighthouse by buoy 1 and buoy 2. Depth of water is 15-30ft with some bigger fish being caught in 40-50ft. Best bait Jack's famous jumbo sandworms, bloodworms, fresh clams in and out of the shell, squid, and of course plenty of chum, I can not emphasize enough that in order to keep the fish around your boat you must put out the chum.
On the bluefish front, blues to 15 pounds are being caught inside Hempstead Harbor, Manhassett Bay, Buoy 42, East of Execution Lighthouse in the channel. Anchoring up and using Jack's fresh bunker in 30-50ft of water also using chum is your best bet. You will also catch striped bass mixed in with these bluefish. Over this past weekend we have weighed in fish over 30 pounds so because of all the rain and cooler temps the water temperature is still cool which means these striped bass will hang around at least another month.
On the fluke front, fluke will reopen Friday July 3rd. There have been reports of fluke being caught and released off of Prospect Point, Sands Point, Half Moon Beach, Gageway Rock, Harts Island, Stepping Stone Lighthouse and along the Throgs Neck Bridge near the barges and the beaches. Best bait-spearing, sand eels, squid and filet of Jack's fresh bunker. Good Luck to All and we will see you soon here at Jack's Bait and Tackle.