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  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    Over at East End B & T in Hampton Bays, Scott reports that boaters drifting live baits in the inlet have picked a few bass but not much of late. A few big blues have ravaged the spots as well. Over by the Ponquogue Bridge, early morning and evenings popping plugs or bouncing plastic shads have accounted for some schoolie bass. Some guys have made it out to the reef when conditions have allowed, finding the sea bass and a few blackfish being cooperative. The sea bass are taking clam and squid. The blackfish are taking crabs and jigs tipped with crabs. False albacore continues to follow bait outside the inlet. The Shinnecock Canal continues to produce porgies, sea bass and some cocktail blues on occasion. The jetties of the Shinnecock Inlet have seen some quality blackfish take jigs tipped with crabs on both the east and west sides. Inside the Peconic Bay's, porgies are still holding strong. Chum is a must to get them under the boat and chewing. Rogers Rock, up around Jessup Neck and in Noyack Bay. Some weakfish are mixed in and taking porgies baits on hilow rigs with squid strips or better yet, sandworms. Also mixed in are a few decent size blowfish and kingfish. There have been some big blues chasing bait in the South Race.

  • October 9, 2017 Open or Close

    Over at East End B & T in Hampton Bays, Scott said that there is a good bass bite in western Shinnecock Bay and at the inlet on drifted live baits. The albies have been in and out of the inlet most days taking epoxy jigs, while the local piece outside have some blackfish chewing on them. Green crabs are doing just fine. The Shinnecock Reef still has sea bass taking clam baits with a few keepers being culled from loads of shorts. The Shinnecock Canal is still holding porgies up to 15 inches, while the Ponquogue bridge area has seen schoolie bass falling for top water plugs. The bass are also taking bucktails in the dark at the inlet. The ocean beaches are producing cocktail blues and small stripers to 32 inches. In the Peconic's, the porgy bite continues to be strong, but chum is a must. The chum is also drawing weakfish, blowfish and kingfish to the boats.

  • October 2, 2017 Open or Close

    Over at East End B & T in Hampton Bays, Scott reports that the Shinnecock area still has plenty of albies, especially at the inlet. It's a very picky bite, but they continue to make a daily appearance. Deadly dicks and Daddy Mac jigs are working well. Drifted live baits in the inlet are accounting for a few bass and blues. Best fishing is at the turn of either side of the tide. The reef is still holding sea bass but it's pretty picked clean of keepers. The bass have been taken on top water plugs in the early morning and evenings at the Ponquogue Bridge. Chunk baits have produced some good fish on the night tides. Jetty jocks have seen the Shinnecock Inlet give way to some quality blackfish being released recently. Hope they stick around for the opener this week. Striped Bass are taking bucktails on the night tides on the rocks as well. The Shinnecock Canal is still producing porgies to 15 inches, sea bass, triggers and some snappers. The ocean beaches are holding some quality bass to 38 pounds. Scott has been weighing quite a few nice fish. Most of the fish are falling for plugs or rubber baits in the dark. Some schoolies around too as the sun rises. In the Peconic's, porgies, weakfish, blues and bass are all available at the asking. The porgies are around Rogers Rock taking clam baits. Weakfish are in Noyack Bay and are falling for hi-lo rigs tipped with squid. Blues are around following the bait. Look for the terns and gulls.

  • September 18, 2017 Open or Close

    Over at East End B & T in Hampton Bays, Scott reported that the Shinnecock Bay sea robin bite has finally subsided somewhat and more fluke are being caught as of late. The west side of the bay and in the inlet has the better bite. Spearing and squid is all you need. Stripers are feeding in the inlet and at the bridge on the night tides, with the occasional keeper being caught during the day. The false albacore did come through early in the week, but, not much happening on the weekend. Fluke are out in 100 feet of water to the west of Shinnecock Inlet, with black sea bass in the same area. The Shinnecock Canal is still providing a nice mixed bag of porgies, sea bass, fluke, weakfish, and snappers. Inside Peconic Bay, Jessup Neck is holding some nice sized porgies. Clams and clam chum are drawing in the scup.

East End Bait & Tackle

East End Bait & Tackle
170 E. Montauk Hwy
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
phone: 631-728-1744


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