The 2011 summer fishing season is officially here. The Western Long Island Sound experiences some of its best fishing at this time. We have a variety of fish starting with fluke. These fish can be caught around Hart's Island, Prospect Point, Sands Point, Matinicock Point, Bayville Beaches, Throggs Neck Bridge, The Barges, Hewlitt's Point, Eastchester Bay, The City Island Gas Dock, and just inside the channels by the City Island Bridge. The trick to catching these fish is to use buck tails, fluke rigs, spearing and squid combo, bunker filets-all of course Jack's Bait. Depth of water 20-50 feet. Big Tom is also a good area to drift for these fluke. The fluke season will continue through September 30th with 3 fish per person at 20 and a half inches. As the water warms the catch and the size will increase. Putting in the time will definitely increase your chances of catching those door mats.
On the striped bass front there are still fish up to 40 pounds being weighed in here at Jack's. They are catching these fish behind Execution Lighthouse on the Rye/Mamaroneck/Connecticut side of the Long Island Sound. They are fishing from 20-50 feet using nothing other than Jack's fresh bunker.
On the bluefish front they are catching bluefish from 8-12 pounds behind Execution Lighthouse in the middle of Long Island Sound from 20-40 feet of water. Best bait is Jack's fresh bunker. These fish are moving through daily and the trick is to anchor up and wait out the tide. The bluefish will continue to be in this area and get bigger as the summer progresses.
On the porgy front...They are running from the bluefish at this time and are a little further east in the Long Island Sound. As the bluefish move through and the porgies find their areas to hide they will move closer towards the western Long Island Sound. These fish are being caught in 10-20 feet of water using Jack's Jumbo sandworms and bloodworms also Jack's fresh skimmer clams and squid. Chumming is a must to keep these porgies around the boat. Best area Propect Point, Sands Point, Matinicock Point, Bayville, Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Rye.
Take note in order to catch fish you must put in the time. The weather is beautiful, the fish are hungry and you should be too!
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