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PORT WASHINGTON - WESTERN SOUND FISHING REPORT. This past week has shown all points with structure producing a good amount of porgies. The fluke bite has been off and on with most fish being caught in deeper waters than the prior weeks. Squid with gulp has worked well limiting the amount of Sea Robins. Squid and Spearing have worked well but Sea Robins will be coming hooked more often using the Squid combo. A few Bass have been landed up to 20 lbs but they too have moved to deeper waters. Bass have been caught under some of the bunker pods out in the Sound. Also schoolies can still be picked up using poppers, rubber shads and sand worms at all points. Bluefish caught on Bunker have been taken to 10lbs in this area with bigger fish east of here. Sea Bass are also showing up but for the most part a bit east of here too.
The striper fishing in the western sound has picked up a bit this past week. As mentioned in last weeks report, with warmer weather the bigger bass are moving in and more keepers will be around. Quite a few fisherman reported catching Bass between 28"-30". Remember one fish per day, minimum 28". Plenty of bunker still in the bays. We're looking to see even bigger Bass move in over the next two weeks.
Finally the waters have warmed a bit from this past winter's big freeze. The bass schoolies are becoming active in all the Western Long Island Sound back bays. Most of these fish are being caught sun rise and sunset. Fly fisherman are doing well and the spinner guys are having success with a floating minnow lure and rubber chubs. And then the 'ol live sandworm is producing a good amount of schoolies too. A float with the sandworm baited hook set about 5ft from the float in shallower bay waters is always fun and easy, especially for kids. A few striper keepers have been caught outside the bay areas. Fort Totten has produced a few. With the warm weather forcast for this week all the locals are expecting the bigger fish to start hitting the area. Before we know it the fluke season will be wide open too.