Old Ma Nature shined on us over the weekend, burning the fog away for a while. But
the forecast looks like it might be coming by Tuesday.
The local offshore is getting pretty interesting, with some bluefin hanging around
along with occasional white marlin plus some other exotics, like the cobia that the
MONTAUK had in itís slick. There are less bluesharks, but more makos and threshers.
Most of the bluefins that we had been seeing have apparently kept moving east and are
now east of Coxes Ledge. But there are still some stragglers around even if you donít see
any signs of them. I had three between 40-60 lbs on Saturday and never saw any signs
that they were there. Weíre only allowed one per boat, so no charterboat is going to
expend a lot of effort on trying to catch them, with most only putting in an hour or so
trolling before throwing the bag in the water.
The MBCA had itís shark tournament over the weekend with fourteen entrants, the
same as last year. The results are as follows;
1st place - 426 lbs. thresher - KAITLYN
2nd place - 328 lbs. thresher - HERLíS GIRL
3rd place - 155 lbs. thresher - SEA WIFE
Inshore the bass fishing is good enough, with a nicer class of fish around. Many of
the fish are between 20-30 lbs. The ADA K (formerly the HOOKER) likes to fish with
the big tubes targeting only the bigger fish and he now feels comfortable fishing with
them exclusively. Before this he would use the umbrellas or parachutes because there
werenít enough of the larger fish around.
Fluke fishing is pretty decent as well and charters on all day inshore trips are now
comfortable fishing for them, instead of the seabass or porgies, after catching their limit
of stripers. At least now when you catch a short, you might have to measure it before
throwing it back.
For more info about fishing in Montauk, check out www.montauksportfishing.com
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