The Star Island tournament was held over the weekend. Friday morning I headed down to the jetties to see the 6:00 am blastoff, but there were no boats there. It probably had something to do with the 30 knot breeze and 10’ seas that the Montauk Buoy was showing. They finally decided to head out at 8:00 am, when the buoy said it was only 27 knots and 9’+. The forecast is probably the reason that there were only ninety something entrants. A handful of boats did finally give it a try aiming for the $5000 prize for the largest shark on Day 1, plus the calcutta $$$. Saturday though was an OK day, and plenty of bluesharks were out there waiting. The results are as follows;
Heaviest Shark – BLUE EYES – 346 lbs thresher
1st place blueshark – MISS O – 251 lbs
2nd place blueshark – MY JOYCE II – 218 lbs
3rd place blueshark – KNOT ON CALL - 203 lbs
1st place mako – JOY SEA – 311 lbs
2nd place mako – CONTENDER – 243 lbs
3rd place mako – BELLA DONNA - 193 lbs
1st place other – BLUE EYES – 346 lbs thresher
2nd place other – RIVERHEAD TOYOTA – 344 lbs thresher
After the blow the striper fishing was a little delicate although it picked up on the flood in the afternoon. Sunday was similar. But there were plenty of bluefish for everybody.
The fluke fishing is pretty good around the Point, although the fluke eating is not so great. It’s much better over at Block Island. But the big porgies are showing up.
Paulies surf tournament last weekend had Ben McCarron winning with his 44.74 pound bass. Paul Pira took second with a fish that probably wouldn’t have been weighed in except that it was worth $250.
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that the folks from Westlake were taking over Salivars. Well that’s true, but not until next year. So that means that the area around Salivar’s is going to be a construction site for the rest of the season.