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December 07, 2020 - 14:57:17

Over at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays the fishing was slow on the local beaches but that was due to lack of effort. If the winds allow for it, some small fish are still roaming the beach and can be caught for those who want to try it.

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Over at East End Bait and Tackle Scott told me bass have been on most stretches of beach to the East and West of Shinnecock. Most of the slot fish have been chewing before the sun comes up. Schoolies can be caught throughout the day. Diamond jigs and soft plastics have been the lures of choice for most anglers. The shop will remain open with the exception of the month of February.

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Celeste at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays knew of plenty of small stripers along Southampton’s ocean beaches, especially east of Shinnecock Inlet, this week and into the weekend, including Sunday morning. Diamond jigs with tubes and teasers continue to fly out of the store.

November 16, 2020 - 09:35:04

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays knew of some good days with bass along the oceanfront from Ponquogue to Cupsogue. Most of the fish are shorts with a few slot fish mixed in. Diamond jigs and bucktails are taking most of the fish during the daytime. At night and during the pre-dawn hours, SP Minnows, needlefish and bottle plugs have been effective.

November 09, 2020 - 09:44:00

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays knew of good catches of mostly school bass with a few slot and over fish in the mix along the stretch from Hampton Bays to Cupsogue. Diamond jigs and bucktails are taking most of the fish during the daytime. At night and during the pre-dawn hours, SP Minnows, needlefish and bottle plugs are taking their share of fish. Inside Shinnecock and Moriches inlets, bucktails and swim shads are taking fish after dark.

November 02, 2020 - 16:02:03

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported good action with mostly schoolies and some slot fish from Shinnecock Inlet to Moriches Inlet this week. Diamond jigs and bucktails are taking most of the fish during the daytime. At night and during the pre-dawn hours, SP Minnows, needlefish and bottle plugs are taking their share of fish. Inside the inlets, bucktails and swim shads have been the ticket. Blackfish are coming from the jetties of both inlets on green crabs.

October 19, 2020 - 09:48:51

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported quite a few bass and some blues spread along the oceanfront from Shinnecock Inlet to Cupsogue, and along Southampton beaches east of the inlet. Metals, bucktails and poppers have been effective during the day. At night bucktails, swimming plugs and needlefish have accounted for some decent action. The jetty has produced some bass during the night on bucktails, on outgoing water.

October 12, 2020 - 10:13:09

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported some decent shots of bass, along with some blues, on the sand beaches from Ponquogue Beach to Cupsogue on the west side of Shinnecock Inlet, and along Southampton beaches east of the inlet, where he heard of good action as recently as Sunday morning. The jetty has produced some bass during the night on bucktails, on outgoing water. The Ponquoge Bridge continues to hold good numbers of school bass at night.

October 05, 2020 - 09:51:58

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported some bass being picked from Ponquogue Beach to Cupsogue before the surf browned up and after it cleared. It was a similar story on the beaches east of the inlet where fish to 40 pounds were reported this week. The inlet has been producing bass on bucktails for those working night tides. Small blues are in the inlet during the day, but albies have been mostly MIA with a few exceptions. The Ponquoge Bridge continues to hold good numbers of school bass at night on bucktails and soft plastics.

September 28, 2020 - 09:36:40

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported a bit more life this week along the sand beaches east and west of Shinnecock Inlet with bass on poppers, bucktails and metals. Mixed size blues and school bass to slot size were reported from the inlet jetties on several occasions this week. The Ponquoge Bridge is holding good numbers of school bass at night on bucktails and soft plastics.

September 21, 2020 - 12:42:21

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported bass, with an occasional slot fish at night, and small blues coming from Shinnecock Inlet’s jetties on bucktails and metals. The inlet is loaded with bait according to Scott. The Ponquoge Bridge has seen a fair number of school bass at night on bucktails and soft plastics.

September 14, 2020 - 09:41:00

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported Shinnecock Canal has been fairly quiet but does have some small sea bass and blowfish stealing baits along with a few snappers. The Ponquogue Bridge has reports of fluke and cocktail blues, with some school bass on night tides. Shinnecock Inlet has been ripe with a mix of fluke, porgies, triggerfish, cocktail blues, school bass and albies all cooperating, particularly on the incoming tide. The ocean beaches east and west of the inlet have seen a pick of school bass and cocktail blues. Scott added that these cooler nights should trigger better action as lots of bait begins to move out of the bays.

September 14, 2020 - 09:37:39

Scott over at East End Bait and Tackle reports the fluke bite has really turned on in the bay. The bite was great west of the bridge but has now seemed to spread further to the eastern areas and near the inlet. They are feasting on the huge bait clouds throughout the bay. Pick your bait, spearing, squid, peanut bunker, snappers, and Gulp are all putting fish in the box. Other positive news is the sea robins are beginning to thin out. Cocktail blues are also feasting on the baitfish bounty, especially on the massive schools of spearing and rain bait around the bridge and the inlet. Anything shiny should catch the attention of the choppers. The albies have made their way to town and have been active during the incoming tide, but that can change at any time. The albies will gladly whack Joe Baggs "Resin Jigs", Daddy Mac’s Jigs, Slim Waves by Tsunami, and Deadly Dicks, which are all in stock with a good supply on hand in the shop. School size striped bass continue to bite on the night tides in the western bay taking top water baits. Dedicated anglers who endures perseverance have been rewarded with a few keepers. Porgies are at the base of the old bridge taking clams. Out on the reef, fluking started to bust wide open, until Mother Nature had other intentions, such as large SE swells for the next week or so, which will make coming through Shinnecock Inlet quite challenging, and the swells will certainly shut down the fluke from biting until seas settle down and the murky waters along the bottom cleans up. Let’s hope once all that happens the flatties will still be here. The tuna bite near the Coimbra has slowed, however there still some action near the Ranger area, which was on fire earlier in the week. Reports of trophy size bluefin and yellowfin to 90-pounds with the bluefin taking jigs and yellowfin best on the troll. Let’s hope they stick around for a bit. Shore bound anglers have found the Shinnecock Canal being fairly quiet with some small sea bass and blowfish stealing baits along with a few snappers which are good size. The Ponquogue Bridge has reports of fluke, porgies, cocktail blues during the daylight hours, while schoolie bass are being caught on the night tides. The Shinnecock Inlet is producing good fluke, porgies, triggerfish, cocktail blues, schoolie striped bass, and false albacore. The ocean beaches east and west of the inlet have schoolie bass and cocktail blues. With cooler nights starting to crisp up to fall mode, action will certainly begin to heat up along the beaches as the baitfish begin to flush through the bays and into the ocean. In the Peconic’s the weakfish have shown a very promising resurgence with reports of many keeper size fish being caught in some of the old haunts of the deeper holes, and also in Noyack Bay. Hi/lo rigs with strips of squid has been catching the sea trout. Good showing of kingfish, blowfish, and porgies around Robin's Island and near Jessup Neck. With conditions as they are in the ocean, now is a good time to take advantage of both the fluke bite in Shinnecock Bay and the weakfish bite in the Peconic’s.

September 08, 2020 - 09:34:55

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported loads of life in the inlet from Thursday on with a mix of albies, Spanish mackerel, cocktail blues and a few bass taking epoxy jigs, metals and bucktails. Some bass and blues were also reported along the open beach as far west as Cupsogue. Still some triggers and porgies on the jetties taking squid or clam.

August 31, 2020 - 10:14:47

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported some cocktail blues and a few Spanish mackerel on the Shinnecock Inlet jetties with the better action early and late in the day. Some school bass taking bucktails at night in the inlet, and along the open beach on metals and poppers at dawn. Some fluke taking bucktails tipped with Gulp on the back ends of both jetties on the last of the incoming and start of the ebb.

August 24, 2020 - 11:14:13

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported cocktail blues with some Spanish mackerel on the Shinnecock Inlet jetties mostly early and late in the day, and school bass on night tides taking bucktails. Some fluke taking bucktails tipped with Gulp on the back ends of both jetties on the last of the incoming and start of the ebb. Triggers are also coming from the jetties on squid or clam baits on both sides of slack water, along with a few porgies.


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