Fire Island Fishing Report- June Moon Striped BassBy
I headed out Saturday evening to catch the start of the ebb current in the Fire Island Inlet. Knowing that we are on the June full moon cycle and the word from my fishing buddies of some nice catches during the day, I was anticipating a great evening. June has always been a wonderful month around the area I fish and the few hours I spent on this trip did nothing but confirm that!!!
Armed with live eels courtesy of an after-hours delivery from my Marina’s tackle shop (Coops Bait Shack in Bay Shore) I arrived on the grounds just as the current was getting started. A decent W-NW wind had the drift slowed a bit but as the current built, the drift improved.
Took some jockeying around on some of my favorite spots before getting on them pretty good. Once I got lined up I had 3 very nice fish over the course of an hour. The first fish aboard was originally posted to my Facebook page as 31lbs, however after weighing her on the Boga in the daylight this morning she pulled it down to 37lbs. Time for the reading glasses on the night trips I guess
The next fish aboard read 30lbs and I wrapped up the night with a “dink” of 21lbs. These guys were both released for me to cross paths with them once again in the future. What a great night, beautiful moon, wind let off a bit finally and some decent fish to boot!!!