After what seemed like a month of rain, the return of sunshine is welcome although it will start to warm the local waters. It might take a week or two, but striped bass will start heading for their summer haunts. Anglers targeting bass will have to look in the deeper holes, the cooler waters out toward Wasque Point or the night-time hours.

Another indicator of the warming waters is the sudden appearance of bluefish ranging from several pounds up to 6 or 7 pounds. Shore anglers who’ve been waiting for the traditional June bluefish run just might find it off the south facing beaches.

Black sea bass fishing continues to be superb – there’s no other word for it. Find some structure, drop a rig or jig tipped with squid and you’re almost guaranteed to bring home arguably our best tasting fish.

Fluke fishing seems to be off to a slow start, although persistent anglers are reporting very good ratio of keepers to shorts.

With the weather about to change significantly now’s the time to get out on the water.