The owner of the boat that I run has gone south, so I’m left with some “mickey mouse” work to do on the boat, maybe take my wife fishing once in a while, and most important; catch 224 striped bass for the market. I started that on Monday and we caught 25 and then on Thursday 65 more.
The weather was summer-like and the bass fishing hot all week, mostly diamond jigging because the fish were staying in 50, 60 and even 70 feet of water, too deep for the wires. Friday slowed down quite a bit, but it was still no problem for a half day charter to catch a limit plus release some. I took out my wife and nephew out on Friday and neither of them had ever used a diamond jig. As I said the fishing had slowed down. We left the harbor at 7:00 am and were back at
8:45 with our three fish limit.
But like I said last week, get out early because things do slow down later in the morning and then it’s a lot of bluefish but kind of delicate for the bass.
The flyguys are catching some bass and blues when the birds appear, but the falsies are scarce.
There was a shakeup at Star Island a couple of weeks ago and Rich Janis, who has run the place for the last 25 years was let go. Saturday they held their annual striped bass tournament, so bright and early I stopped over to get the results. But I wasn’t able to get them. They need to hire a boss.
Paulies had their annual fall tournament over the weekend and those bass out in deep water isn’t doing much for the surfcasters, but a couple of the “sharpies” were able to scratch out some fish the results are as follows;
Mike Milano – 38.08 lbs
Willie Young – 23.02 lbs
Wes O’Donnell – 16.54 lbs
Terry Marburger – 10.80 lbs
The 7th annual Wounded Warrior Montauk Hook and Slice striped bass/bluefish charity tournament is on Saturday October 12th. All proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Mission Continues. Check it out at; http://www.montauksportfishing.com/w...rriorflyer.pdf and if any of you is available for a trip next Saturday, give me a call in case somebody is looking for a boat.