Horseshoe Shoal

Boat Spots Horseshoe shoal

Horseshoe Shoal

Horseshoe is best known as a premier location for large bluefish. Often, you won’t see any surface commotion, even when the place is loaded with bluefish.  Long drifts with great top-water casting can be had by starting at either position (1) or (2) depending on what direction the tide is running. Start at (1) on an East bound tide and (2) on a West bound tide. Throw large top-water poppers with single hooks. You may not get any follows at first, but be patient. Before you know it, you’ll have multiple fish following your plug.

Troll a semi-circular route along eastern side of the rip between buoys “7” and “WR.” Be sure to closely watch the depth as shallow water is present. Use shallow swimming plugs and stay in 10 – 15 feet of water.

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