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Hi everyone,

This is my first post to Crazy-Al's board. For this particular question I decided to post here.

For the past two weeks I have been busy and have not fished much. So far this has been my best weakfish season! My largest going just over 29 inches 7.8lbs. This was the only one that was kept for the table all the others were released!

To answer a question posted by Crazy-Al recently I think weaks are my favorite species of fish w/ stripers coming in at a close second.

Anyway I have been catching these guys all over the place: Heck. Flats, Ocean Beach, the Range and East channels, S.B. channel, and other places.

Since I have not been out recently and since I have not seen any steady posted reports on weaks I am just wondering when does this fish leave? How long will weaks be around or are they gone? I also saw the thread on this board about the white foamy stuff being weakfish sperm; is this true? Is the spawn finished?

Finally, if you folks do not mind helping me, do these fish move closer to the inlet(s) at this time of year or should I still work the areas that have been producing fish for me?

I appreciate any help you can lend!

Thanks and God Bless the four lost brothers! >(((>
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During the height of summer I have found the weakfish in two spots in the GSB:
1) The deep holes in the inlet using live snappers for bait for BIG weaks

2) The open bottom off of Sayville-Bluepoint. Many small fish with some 5-6 pounders mixed in.

Note that I said "found". This season was pretty slow in the bay for me compared to previous 8-10 years. I don't know what to expect for the rest of this season. It seems that a lot of other newer areas have been really hot this year. I wonder if the GSB fish have decided to try and find new homes. Or maybe I just didn't have the weakfish knack this year (lol).
search the reports and Al's posts

Apparently there have been some real monster weaks hanging around in the Western Sound this year. Not sure where, since I am not familiar with the area, but I have read that they are there.


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