The offshore season is underway a little early this year. Boats shark fishing this weekend
had lots of blue sharks and I heard of one thresher being taken. A Rhode Island boat
fishing south of Block Island brought back a 300+ lb mako. Tuna are being seen all over
the place; south of Moriches and Shinnecock and a Rhode Island boat caught a schoolie
also south of Block Island. It seems like those guys are a little ahead of us, but that will
change next weekend with the Star Island Shark Tournament scheduled for fishing on
Friday and Saturday. It always draws the most boats and should result in some pretty
decent fish being brought in. As long as the Weather Lady cooperates.
Inshore the fluke fishing keeps inching better and better, but not really great yet. Usually
this time of year you come down the hull into town from the west and you can see more
boats than you can count fluke fishing. Today I only needed one hand to count them.
Everything is still from the radar east. Shorts are providing decent action, but there arenít
as many keepers as we would like to see.
Bass fishing is a s steady as it gets, with still most of the fish what I would call mediums,
but some fish into the forties showing up. South of Great Eastern on the flood you can
usually see all kinds of bass swirling on the surface, giving anglers a lot of choices in how
they want to fish.
Seabass season opens this Friday and based on the number of those guys showing up with
the fluke it looks like a good year for them, and no sign of dogfish.
Iím trying to get a forum up and running. It would only deal with Montauk. If you fish
here, check it out at http://www.montauksportfishing.com/mtkforum.html and contribute.
It wonít work if Iím the only one posting. Let everyone know where you fished, when and
what you caught. Or ask questions.
Of course the fishing in Central America will still be hot through the spring and some of
the lodges that were booked up through the winter months are starting to have some
availability. Give it a thought and check it out at www.tropicalfishing.com