Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse
Well it’s been that kind of a year, heat, winds and a tornado what’s next aliens landing on the beach at Breezy? The bay seems to be showing some signs of life; peanut bunker, the name given to adolescent bunker, are everywhere. From Inwood, to Sheepshead Bay peanut bunker are all over to be seen, occasionally with some fish erupting beneath them.
Such was the case on Saturday morning before the blow while anglers aboard the Karen Ann cast plugs into the pods of peanuts behind the airport. Some schoolie bass nothing to write home about but hey it’s a start.
Moving right along throughout the bay, porgies are also making a nice showing; try the bridges and local wrecks and you’re almost certain to nail a few clams and squid your best baits. Rounding the turn at Breezy and working from the inlet east and south there also is some life. Kingfish are being caught by shore bound jetty jockeys and at night some bass for the diehard pluggers.
Traditionally, September marks the mullet run and if the schools of mullet in back of Five Towns are any indicator of what’s to come, well it should be good. Big slammer blues were no stranger to the head boats out of the bay as rods bent with fishermen slinging diamond jigs and cut bait. So things seem to be moving along and they’re looking good, until the next tide …