Long Island Anglers Enjoy Strong Spring
Times Beacon Record: With the unseasonably mild winter that we experienced, spring 2012 fishing in the Long Island Sound has brought with it some early season pleasantries and surprises.
This is especially relevant along the western and central portions of the Island’s North Shore that is dotted with harbors, bays and backwaters. The hydrodynamics of these areas are such that the shallower locations tend to warm quickest as dark mud or sand absorbs the ambient rays of a steadily warming May sun.
It is no surprise that with this warmth comes renewed life in the form of active baitfish, grass shrimp, crabs and other aquatic food sources. As the daytime temperatures rise and the nighttime temperatures parallel those increases to retain more heat, the life cycles of both prey and predator are revitalized. This activity all builds to a peak as we enter into the month of June.