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July 9, 2018:
Craig from We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle in Southold reports decent bass fishing continues to please at the Race and Plum Gut both during the day and especially at night. Live eels is the prime choice of the bass both day and night at the moment. Craig said live eels were flying out the door if that is any indication of preference by the bass. Fluke fishing has been very good off Gardiners as it seems the fluke are flushing out of Peconic Bay and settling on the area with most of the bait, which is Gardiners Bay at the moment. Porgies of mixed size remain inside the bay and are also going strong around Gardiners where you will also find some nice sea bass. Jessup Neck remains the bluefish hot spot on an ebb tide, while the incoming and slack tides produces plenty of keeper scup. The Sound has a mix of stripers, fluke, scup and sea bass. Nickolas Gianoutsis came in to officially weigh an 8.95-pound fluke in hopes of being in contention with the Dream Boat Contest. The fish hit a live eel intended for a striper around the Mattituck area. On the offshore scene, the shark fishing has exploded with many mako and thresher sharks around. Wego's own Craig Jobes fished with Ron Hughes aboard the "Rainbow" for the Niantic Shark Tournament where Craig used Wego's own homemade chum and bait to nail down the tourney with a 433-pound thresher shark caught by Craig. Congratulations to you guys.



Previous Reports

  • July 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Craig from We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle in Southold reports some decent bass fishing continues to please at the Race and Plum Gut both during the day and especially at night. Live eels is the prime choice of the bass both day and night at the moment. Craig said live eels were flying out the door if that is any indication of preference by the bass. Fluke fishing has been good off Gardiners, but the short ratio remains high. The locals have been coming back into the bay and finding plenty of keeper fluke by Bugs Light and off Greenport once again. Speaking of Greenport, loads of nice size weakfish have also been taken from the area. Diamond jigs are working well on the sea trout with fish to 8 pounds. Porgies of mixed size remain inside the bay and are also going strong around Gardiners where you will also find some nice sea bass. Jessup Neck remains the bluefish hot spot on an ebb tide, while the incoming and slack tides produces plenty of keeper scup. The Sound has a mix of stripers, fluke, scup and sea bass. Nickolas Gianoutsis came in to officially weigh a 8.95-pound fluke in hopes of being in contention with the Dream Boat Contest. The fish hit a live eel intended for a striper around the Mattituck area. Please note that with shark and tuna fishing really heating up offshore, Wego's is loaded down soup to nuts for all your offshore needs, including homemade chum made with love and all the baits needed for a complete day offshore.

  • June 25, 2018 Open or Close

    Craig from We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle in Southold reports mixed size porgies are all over the bay, while the bigger scup are east of Gardiners Island. Plenty of nice sea bass are also east of Gardiners. Striped bass fishing has really turned on once the lights are turned off. The night bite is on live eels, while bucktails work well during the daylight hours. In addition, the nighttime bass bite is producing better quality and quantity than the daytime. Fluke fishing has been very good off Gardiners this week, however the short to keeper ratio remains high. Grind it out however, and you should cull through a limit. The fluke around Gardiners range to 10 pounds. Jessup Neck has some bass just before the sun comes up, then it's all bluefish.

  • June 18, 2018 Open or Close

    Steve from We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle in Southold reports the song remains the same as mixed size porgies rule the bay as the species is all over the place. The bigger scup are to the east anywhere from Gardiners Island to Plum Gut. Fresh clams will do the job. Plenty of nice sea bass are also in the areas and hopefully being released until next week. Striped bass fishing really picked back up with the stronger moving current and new moon contributing to the success of anglers fishing Jessup Neck, Plum Gut and the Race, which is coming alive. Diamond jigs and swimming plugs are best at Jessup, while 3x3 with bucktails or swim shads appeal best in the hard waters of Plum Gut and the Race. Fluke fishing remains good off Bugs Light and Greenport, with both spots strong potential for a double digit flattie, while the rips along the southeast side of the Ruins of Gardiners Island is seeing a mix of shorts and keepers to 8-pounds. Bluefish are all over the place with Jessup Neck being as close to a sure thing on swift moving current, especially just as the sun comes up.

  • June 11, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle in Southold, Steve is back in the saddle and reports plenty of fishing opportunities awaits for all who seek a great day on the water. Striped bass fishing remains active in Plum Gut on 3x3 rigs with swim shads working well with the slow moving current this week. Actually the best bass fishing right now is in the bay, particularly by buoy 17 at Jessup Neck with plenty of fish to 30 pounds coming out of the area during the day and dark hours. Surface plugs and live bunker are working best. Chunk baits are not really a good idea in this area as the dogfish have moved in with a vengeance to spawn out their babies and they come with large appetites. Fluke fishing remains very good providing you put in the effort. Cedar Point, Bugs Light and Greenport all hold strong potential for a double digit flattie, however in the meantime these areas are seeing a mix of shorts and keepers to 8-pounds. Most anglers are beginning to fish Gardiners Bay, but there are plenty of quality fish with much less fishing pressure in the areas mentioned. In fact, you can also throw the Green Lawns into the picture as there are still some real nice flatties coming from there this week. Plain Jane rigs tipped with a fresh strip of sea robin belly, or Spro Bucktails tipped with Berkley Gulp are both working well. Porgy fishing with mixed size fish remains excellent all over the bay. Although the sea porgies are gone, there are still plenty of quality scup filling coolers. Clam and logs of frozen clam chum in a chum pot or two will certainly draw in the scup from an anchored boat. Bluefish are all over the place with Jessup Neck being as close to a sure thing on swift moving current, especially just as the sun comes up. Lot of nice sea bass remain in the bay, which bodes well for the season opener.

Wego Fishing Bait & Tackle

Wego Fishing Bait & Tackle
64355 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
phone: 631-765-3918


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