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Posted By Fred Golofaro, May 13, 2019
Paula Pruessen added this fine 8-pound weakfish to a limit catch of porgies aboard the Shinnecock Star.
The spring porgy run in Peconic Bay showed no signs of letting up despite persistent east winds, rain and temperatures that at times fell to 20 degrees the norm for this time of year. An increasing number of weakfish in the bay helped spice up the action, along with a decent showing of fluke. The occasional striper, blue and sea bass is making for some really fine mixed bag action in the bay. Still a nice pick of fluke, including a fair number of 5 to 10 pounders, around most of the Island, although falling water temps in the shallow bays made the flatties sluggish some days. This week saw bluefish action expand to a couple of more area, particularly in the Fire Island area, where blues to 12-pounds plus provided surfcasters with a few good innings. School bass are well entrenched in all of the bays and harbors around the Island, and Montauk has seen good numbers of fish in the south side surf. The west end of the Island remains the best bet to connect with some bigger bass.
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