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(Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Anthony Latona and his son, Chris, decided to take advantage of this week’s warm weather by fishing at Iron Pier Beach’s cement dock in Jamesport.

The Latonas, who moved to Riverhead from Dix Hills two years ago, said fishing is their favorite summertime activity because they enjoy the peace and quiet.

They use clams, squid and lures as bait to catch sea robins, porgy and striped bass, which is their favorite fish.

Anthony said he likes striped bass grilled with butter and porgy breaded and baked.

Right now, we’re on the cusp of summer. The fickle weather sometimes feels like spring and other times teases us into thinking there will be a string of warm, sunny days. The days leading up to summer makes us yearn for beautiful beach days.

This year’s summer solstice occurs at 6:34 p.m. on Monday, June 20. For the first time in 70 years, the summer solstice will also include a full moon, which will rise at 8 p.m. Check Monday night’s live stream of the full moon rising at the Institute of Astrophysics in the Canary Islands via Old Farmer’s Almanac: http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-summer-2016-summer-solstice.

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