It looks like we are FINALLY going to string a couple of beautiful days together, and the timing could not be better. With calm seas and clear skies, there is plenty to take advantage of this weekend.
Larger striped bass have begun to filter into the sound after leaving their spawning grounds. Bigger fish have been falling to medium to large size topwater baits as well as soft plastics and swimmers. If you are looking for quantity over quality, than we suggest sticking to sandworms fished on a hi/lo rig.
Memorial Day UPDATE!– Good to GREAT local seabass fishing is being reported in our waters! Reports have been flooding into the shop this morning. Stick to jigs today as the DOGFISH have shown up!
The warmer weather forecast for the weekend will help water temps start ticking upward and should begin to move the black sea bass into CT waters with some numbers. While many caught shorts this week, I would imagine we see some keeper braces of bass this weekend. We are still loaded up on local squid which should put the odds in your favor as we march into Monday
The fluke have begun to cooperate and good catches are being reported from Fishers Island to Greenport to Montauk. No matter the time of the year we recommend a combination of Gulp! with some sort of MEAT (Squid strip, spearing, etc). Try bucktails in the shallows and teasers in the depths.
Good luck to all this holiday weekend! Remember, you still have time to take advantage of our Daiwa J Braid Special through Monday!