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May 20, 2024 - 07:22:41

Craig from WeGo Bait and Tackle up on the North Fork told me schooie bass are filled in the creeks and their mouths swiping at small plastics rigged on jigheads and smaller swimming plugs. Cedarn beach has a good shot of porgies right now as well as the Railroad Dock in Greenport. Bluefish just made a showing inside the Pecoinc creeks and are being picked with the bass.

May 20, 2024 - 07:22:38

Craig from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold reports pretty much everything remains the same as last week with excellent porgy fishing inside Southold Bay, Jessup Neck and Shelter Island. Fluke fishing has been surprisingly good on the west side of Shelter Island by the Green Lawns with the flatties smacking spearing, squid or Berkeley Gulp on either a hi/low rig or a bucktail. Weakfish have not broken through yet; however, the fishing should bust wipe open within the next week. Plenty of striped bass are in the bay as well as Plum Gut and The Race. Squid fishing remains good from the Greenport Docks at night.

May 13, 2024 - 09:23:14

From WeGo Bait and Tackle up on the North Fork they told me the beaches around the Shelter Island area are seeing fish up to about 35 inches. After dark in the local Peconic creeks has been productive with Mag Darters, North Bar Bottle Darters and SP Minnows. The first porgies caught from Cedar Beach from inside Peconic Bay was reported last week. Sandworms and Clams are good choices for the scup.

May 13, 2024 - 09:23:11

Craig from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold reports the Peconic’s have come alive with porgies, fluke, weakfish and striped bass. The scup can be found in all their usual spring haunts which include Jessup Neck, Rose Grove, Nassau Point, Robins Island and Rogers Rock. Clams and worms on hi/lo rigs are producing just fine however small diamond jigs at slack tide have also been extremely effective. Both drifting and anchoring work well. Should you decide on anchoring, chumming is paramount for a good score. Weakfish can be found inside Noyack Bay as well as east and west of Jessup Neck in 35 to 40 feet of water with diamond jigs and red tube teasers working over the weakies nicely. Quite a few jumbo sea bass are also being caught on the weakfish grounds smacking diamond jigs intended for the weakfish. Fluke fishing started off at a fast pace with many limits to 27 inches coming from the Green Lawns. However the bite fizzled out after just 3 days into the season. Most anglers believe that the flatties moved into the western portion of the Peconic’s where there are loads of butterfish on the spawn. Striped bass are still roaming the bays and are now feeding at the Plum Gut and the Race. Diamond jigs or 3x3 rigs baited with bunker chunks are the key during an outgoing tide both during the day and nighttime. The night squid bite under the lights is now in full swing with the Greenport Railroad Dock your best option.

64355 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
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Located in Southold, New York, Wego Fishing Bait & Tackle has been serving the North Fork since 1985. Steve and his crew are there seven days a week to outfit any fisherman, from beginners to experts. They sell an array of top brand names in tackle and when it comes to bait what they carry is always fresh and locally caught. Come down to Wego and let them help you “Quit wishin’ and go fishin’”.