Right out front in Herring Bay and off Holland Point should still hold spot. Fishbites and blood worms on small j hooks. If you're like catching blues trolling you can always drag spoon umbrellas - commie proof and very productive. Good luck - Andy
Make up a couple umbrella rigs with strike king teasers (lizards, worms, etc.) and run spoons off them. They work just as good as shad/eels and they won't get bitten in half. I've used mine on the last five trips and haven't lost any tails....................also caught a few nice rock on them as well. Good Luck
Capt. Hank DeVito on the "Afternoon Delight" from Breezy Point showed me a cool trick for umbrella rigs and Bluefish.He uses small rubber squid about 4 inches long.They are very tough and the Blues can not chew the up.Use a small spoon as the hook lure and it is Blue proof :thumbup:.
Keeping the speed at 3 knots helps also.Blues seem to prefer a faster troll then Rock plus going slower keeps the rig deeper.Often Blues feed near the surface.
spot and perch are thick along drop-off north of the green can outside of Holland point right now. I was there today loading up on perch. Blues were quite impolite. Rock, if any, were hanging low, watching and waiting. I suspect the nearly fully moon filled them up at night. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.