We had a little breeze this week and it certainly kept the boat traffic down on the weekend. Thirty knot
forecasts caused more than one cancellation, although being from the southwest. it wasnít as bad as it sounded.
And, after a little lull on Tuesday, it looks like weíre in for some more for the rest of the week.
It affected the striped bass fishing in that boats werenít always interested in going to some spots, but
overall the bass fishing is holding up OK. There arenít as many big fish as there was, but getting a limit hasnít
been much of a problem. Using eels for bait though isnít as much fun as it was, with a lot of bluefish chewing
There havenít been many flyguys out, so Iím not sure, but the falsies may be gone. At least the charter boat
guys havenít been seeing them. But there are still plenty of small bass and bluefish chasing bait to keep the light
tackle guys happy - if they can get out.
Blackfish season has been open a while now, but not many are being caught because there are still too many
porgies around beating them to the bait.
The owner of the boat that I run all summer has gone south so I wonít be doing much fishing for the rest of
the season (except for tagging bass). But he is putting the boat up for sale. Itís a 33í L&H center console with
twin 3116 Cats. If you are interested, you can check it out at www.montauksportfishing.com/piper.html
Iíll be spending more time promoting the winter fishing in Central America. If that interests you, check it
out at www.tropicalfishing.com.
For more info about fishing in Montauk, check out www.montauksportfishing.com and if you would like to
receive these reports directly, drop me a line at email@example.com