Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse
The bay has been slowly winding down as it does at the end of each spring. Usually Fathers' Day or around then the bay water steams up and the big bass leave. Hopefully they'll pop back in and around October. Up front is another story all together. The cooler ocean temperature hovering in the low sixties is pretty appealing to bass and blues alike. Briefly a recap of this week saw some nice catches with fish into the thirties aboard my boats from Monday on. Jeff did the honors Tuesday morning with a cow in the mid thirties falling to a live bunker.
Across the rips from Breezy due west toward the Coney Island flats birds have been circling the bluefish schools as they put the feed bag on each morning.
Porgies also seem to be showing up with the Marine Park Bridge surrendering some jumbos to those working the structure and pilings around the center draws; soft baits clam and worms their favorite.
Just as a side note, when the fluke season re-opens there are plenty of doormats waiting. We released a tenand eight-pounder that hit our bass baits last week.
I guess the big "secret" is the bunker schools setting up off the beaches from the Atlantic Highlands south to Long