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May 16, 2022 - 10:29:57

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle up on the North Fork told me the gator blues showed up in the bay up to 15 pounds. Working topwater lures in the evenings was effective for them. Try a tsunami Talking Popper or Super Strike Little Neck Popper. Some schoolie to keeper sized bass are also present in the bay but after dark is the best time to catch them. A few weakfish are also being caught with the stripers too on SP Minnows and Mag Darters.

May 16, 2022 - 10:25:05

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold reported the Peconic Bay fishing continues to be incredible with porgy fishing leading the way with all the scup you care to catch. Put down a couple of pots of frozen clam chum and you’re guaranteed a fast limit of jumbo scup, weakfish and maybe a fluke or two. Just be sure to keep the pots filled with chum to keep the porgies close to the boat. The porgies are all over the bay from Greenport to Jessup Neck. Weakfish are doing well south of buoy seventeen using Bass Assassins and pink color Fishbites Curly Tails on a one-ounce plain color leadhead jig. Fresh squid strips on hi/low rigs are also working well in the deep waters off Greenport and he twenty five foot depths off Roses Grove during an outgoing tide. Big sea bass are being caught all over the bay. Striper fishing remains excellent off Jessup Neck and the south end of Shelter Island. Fluke fishing remains a tough pick but are being caught along the west side of Shelter Island, Bugs Light, the old oyster factory and off Greenport. The key to success for fluke is fresh squid. Fish them whole or as long strips on your favorite bucktail or fluke rig, just be certain to use fresh squid which is a Hallmark this time of year and available for purchase at WeGo’s every day. Speaking of squid, fishing has been good around the Greenport area at night for anglers fishing squid jigs under the lights. With action now in swing, know that the shop has all your needs and the freshest top-quality squid and spearing for all those East End doormat fluke and big weakfish.

May 09, 2022 - 09:48:54

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle up on the North Fork told me the back creeks in Peconic Bay are producing weakfish up to 7 pounds and stripers up to 20 pounds for casters. The after dark high tides have been the best and using swimming plugs like Mag Darters, SP Minnows and Super Strike Darters have been the ticket. He also mentioned a few squid are still being caught at the Greenport Docks.

May 09, 2022 - 09:43:55

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold reports the fishing remains insane with basically all the scup you care to catch, especially if you employ a couple pots of frozen clam chum. Just be sure to keep the pots filled with chum to keep the porgies close to the boat. The porgies are all over the bay from Greenport to Jessup Neck. Quite a few weakfish are also mixing in with the scup; however, anglers specifically targeting the sea trout are doing well around Noyack Bay south of buoy seventeen using Albino color Bass Assassins and pink color Fishbites Curly Tails on a one-ounce plain color leadhead jig. Fresh squid strips on hi/low rigs are also working well in the deep water off Nassau Point. The twenty five foot depths off Roses Grove is also holding weakies during an outgoing tide. Plenty of big sea bass are being caught and returned on the weakfish and porgy grounds. Striper fishing remains excellent anywhere from Jessup Neck to the Ferry Slip along the south end of Shelter Island. Fluke are starting to make themselves known along the west side of Shelter Island, especially off the Green lawns, the old oyster factory and off Claudio’s in Greenport. The key to success for fluke is fresh squid. Fish them whole or as long strips on your favorite bucktail or fluke rig, just be certain to use fresh squid which is a Hallmark this time of year and available for purchase at WeGo’s every day. If you prefer to catch your own, squid fishing has been good around the Greenport area at night for anglers fishing squid jigs under the lights. With fishing season now in swing, know that the shop has all your needs and the freshest top-quality squid and spearing for all those East End doormats.

64355 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
phone: 631-765-3918

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’”.