Striped Bass are taking residence in the rocky shoreline of montauk with some true cows being caught on the night tide with eels. yet the fishing in the rips of montauk continues to be the best of recent years. day time or night time with eels has been catching fish over 50lbs!
fish over 30lbs has been a norm with the chance of a cow not out of the question.
Surf fishing is beginning to change gears now, yet some really big fish are still being taken. fish reached the 30lb mark this week with guys and gals throwing clam off the surf of davis park. Clams on hi-lo rigs can be very effective this time of year. Theres
still fish being taken around the shinnecock areas on chunks and swim shads.
George White weighted in a nice 27lb bass taken while Kayak fishing off the Noth Shore. Sandworm and tube landed this whopper. (Photo)
Matt from the shop landed his personal best 50lbs 8oz striped bass this week. matt remains quiet and will not tell anyone his spot orthe lure he was using.
Bluefish have invaded montauk and offer some action from the surf. Poppers have accounted for most of the action and these feisty gorillas can be caught at most hours of the day. Even though theres a ton of bluefish some small keeper bass were also caught during the day. bucktails and poppers took most of the bass but anglers had to pick through a lot of bluefish.
our local inlets have also seen some bluefish when the tide is moving
not to many monsters but respectable sized blues.
The Fluke bite has been promising these past weeks a few nice size keepers have been caught up to 10lbs in shinnecock and moriches bays. The primary baits are squid, spearing and gulp.
Bucktails and fluke rigs are both effective. The use of a teaser can really give yourself a better chance at catching too. Anthony and Mike fished this past week in shinnecock and had some Great days! Mike used glup on bucktails with a teaser, and Anthony used the same setup with spearing. Both of them had solid action all day long with an 11lber and a 7 1/2lber on the boat.
Even with the bay holding so many fish the ocean continues to hold some nice keeper fluke with some absolute monsters mixed in. A group of customers reported
a full day of action on monday and coming very close to their 4 person limit.
Sharks and Stingrays have not been uncommon this week. it seems as if the action was concentrated on smiths point this week. Bunker on Circle Hooks with wire leaders and suitable for this kind of fishing.
cow nose rays, brown sharks, and even some thresher sharks were reported from the surf this past week.
the shop is fully stocked with bunker so stop by on your way to the beach.
Sea Bass and Porgies continue to ben in good numbers on both north shore and south shore structures.
Sand worms and clam have been the ticket for these humpbacks. most north shore boats have been catching them by the "buckets" full. also anglers are reporting that the wrecks off of moriches have been holding good numbers
Joe Mieczkowski weighed in a 2lb 14oz scup and reported plenty more with multiple double headers off moriches yesterday. He weighted this "Humpback" porgy in for points in the FISHERMAN's DREAM CONTEST. (Photo)
Sea bass opened up on the 15th and anglers reported some crazy action off of Moriches and fire island inlets with many double headers and a good mix of sea bass.
Sharks have been all over the offshore scene as of late. Anthony Costa Brought in pictures of his 305 thresher he caught yesterday. He used bunker chum and bunker chunks ( PHOTO'S).
Snappers are now big enough to be caught with hooks and spearing. patchogue river has been holding most of the snappers and they have been plentiful.
Crabbing has been impressive lately with many people filling up their buckets using drop lines and traps. Bunker is a fine bait.
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