Mixed Bag Fishing On The South Shore Of Long Island

Mixed Bag Fishing On The South Shore Of Long Island
Mixed Bag Fishing On The South Shore Of Long Island
The rain and the wind finally stopped on Friday so I could get out on my boat for a full day of fishing. I hit the water early and scored on some weakfish with a sinking plug. Weakfish have been rare the last few years and I thrilled to catch and release the yellow fins.I picked up my friend Mike about an hour later at the dock and we headed back to the same area I was fishing earlier to try our luck on some fluke. Mike had rigged up a white C & H Alien Jig with a white Berkley Gulp Alive Swimming Mullet and I rigged up a chartreuse C & H Alien Jig with a white Berkley Gulp Alive Swimming Mullet. Both these jigs produced a mixed bag of fish. We caught a ton of fluke, Mike had two keepers and I had one.Mike had a 21 & a 23 inch fish and I had a 21 inch fish.In that one area we also caught bluefish, northern kingfish, the pesky searobin and several more weakfish. The highlight was the nice tiderunner weakfish that Mike had caught. I am hoping the weakfish stay in the bay this summer, they are one of my favorite fish to target on light tackle.We had a day of none stop fishing action with Mike's white Alien Jig out fishing my chartreuse Alien Jig. I burned about a gallon of fuel for the whole day because the area we fished was a half mile from the boat ramp. After the lousy stretch of weather we have had the past few weeks it felt great to spend a day on the water.Tight Lines

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