Up until the end of the week, if you wanted to eat fluke the best place to go was to Rocky Hill, a little to the southeast of Frisbies, and it had been that way for about a month. And, if the fluke didn’t cooperate, there were plenty of sea bass. Then by the weekend it had become a “was good”. Instead you had to head a little to the east to Cartwright.
Shark fishing has been OK as long as there was enough breeze to give the boat a little drift. For much of the week, there wasn’t any. With the warm water it seems that we’re seeing more hammerheads and less makos now.
Tuna fishing is still a crapshoot. I heard a third hand report from a reliable source of a Connecticut boat that had something like ten yellowfins, a 200 plus pound bigeye and some longfins just short of the Tales. On Saturday I also heard a boat coming in from an overnighter that had released two white marlin and kept one yellowfin.
Striped bass fishing seems to be getting a little better especially over toward Southwest Ledge. For the first time in the last couple of weeks I saw a charterboat come back to the dock with a full limit of bass on a half day trip. There was a rumor that the Coasties were checking the boats at the Ledge to make sure no one was over the line. Apparently nobody from Montauk was caught.
I’m 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 won’t work if I’m the only one posting. Let everyone know where you fished, when and what you caught. Or ask questions. What’s the down side? NONE.