The bluefin tuna that were being seen have apparently boogied on out. Very few sightings
and even less hookups over the weekend. And the edge is only slightly better with a few
small yellowfins and an occasional bigeye being taken. The shark fishing however is
another story. A mako or occasional thresher being brought back, but you have to pay
your dues to get one. Lots of bluesharks to weed through. But the water temps are in the
upper sixties and on a couple of those real hot days into the seventies. If it keeps moving
up many of those bluesharks will be moving east.
Inshore the striped bass fishing has tailed off a little, but most boats are still getting their
limits. Miss the tide though, as one charter boat did on Sunday because the party showed
up two hours late, and you might be in trouble.
Bottom fishing for porgies and seabass is excellent. It seems to me that the average size
of the seabass is better than we normally see, and I have yet to see a dogfish. Fluke
fishing is good enough, but limits of keepers are few and far between.
Montauk Marine Basin is holding their shark tournament this Friday and Saturday. For
info call 631 668 5900.
The Montauk Surfmasters spring tournament has finally got some entries. Nothing
exciting, but itís over the end of the month, so I guess the embarrassment of weighing in a
small fish is being overlooked this year. The standings are as follows;
1st Place Mike Coppola 28.80 6/22/2012
2nd Place Rich Rielly 26.40 6/21/2012
3rd Place John Ward 7.25 6/19/2012
First Fish Award Rich Rielly 26.40 6/21/2012
Iím trying to get a forum up and running. It only deals 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. Whatís the down side? NONE.