As we come to the end of the summer of 2011 we look forward to the beginning of the fabulous fall season! The water temperature will begin to drop day by day causing the fish to school up and feed agressively.
On the striped bass front they are still catching fish to 25 pounds in shallow water by Hart's Island, the CBS tower, Throgs Neck and Country Club along the shore in depths of 5-10ft. Best bait Jack's jumbo sandworms, Jack's fresh bunker and Jack's fresh skimmer clams. This season will be open until December 15th and as we closer to the month of November they will school up where you can catch them using diamond jigs.
On the fluke front they are still catching fluke off all the points, barges and bridges in 20-40ft of water using Jack's fresh filet of bunker, Jack's jumbo spearing and squid combination. We have 2 more weeks left of fluke season. Fluke season will close September 30th. The porgy season will end for recreation boaters September 26th so make sure to get out and get your porgies for the closing bell. If you would like to continue to catch porgies you can do so on one of the fishing boats behind our store daily after Sept. 26th. Their daily limit is 40 porgies per person.
On the bluefish and snapper front they are still here with snappers feeding like crazy on spearing and by also using snapper poppers and shiny snapper lures. The bluefish are eating Jack's fresh bunker and they are catching them along the shorelines and out in the middle of the long island sound. If in a boat make sure you use chum. Chumming is a must!
Long Island sound has the best fall fishing so get out and do some!
See you soon!