Fishing Report May 18th, Wind Machine
Cold nights and windy days is making it hard for the worm hatch to happen. Hopefully this makes for a strong but late hatch with potentially very large fish. Fishing for striped bass has been great some days and slow other days around the Breachway. Morning and evenings have been more productive with a few fish being caught during the day. Bluefish are still around in good numbers hitting a variety of baits from swimming minnows to soft plastics. Tautog fishing remains productive with good catches coming from rocky areas 20- to 30-feet of water or even shallower. If your picking up a lot of shorts search for a single rock rather than a boulder field. Squid fishing has been good with buckets getting filled for dinner and bait. Fluke bite continues to improve with the majority of fish coming from 70-80ft of water. They should continue to move into shallower water as the water warms.
Weekend Weather Report
Friday 5/19: S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Low of:46 High of:60
Saturday 5/20: SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Low of:53 High of:62
Sunday 5/21: W winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Low of:56 High of:70