Montauk Sportfishing Report 6/8/15

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    Striped bass fishing regressed a touch this week with both the numbers of fish being caught as well as the size with a fair amount of shorts around. Boats had to scratch pretty hard in order to bring back a limit of fish even on a full day trip, and don’t forget a limit this year is only half of what it was last year.


    The exception to the size of the bass being caught are these couple of beauties of 50 and 49 pounds, part of a limit of big fish caught on the OH BROTHER on Sunday morning. They came across a pod of bunkers (not the dead ones you have been reading about) that had attracted the attention of the larger fish.

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    Normally at this time of year on an all day trip, half the time is spent catching a limit of bass and the other half catching a limit of fluke, but with so much time trying to catch the bass, the boats aren’t having the time needed to get a bunch of the flatties, no matter how good the fluking has been.


    The fluke fishing continues to be excellent especially with the average size of the fish being caught. As usual the weather conditions dictate the success rate. Saturday was a little breezy so it was slower but Sunday it was flat and catches improved, as shown by these kids catch below.

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    Porgie fishing over at Cherry Harbor continues to be the best and surest bet for a bunch of fish.


    Last week I mentioned the dates of Paulies Tackle Shop’s upcoming bass tournament. Well, scratch that! Here’s what Paulie had to say about it.

    “After much consideration, and very deep thought about the pros and cons of a spring striped bass surfcasting tournament, I have decided to cancel my plans for it. Unfortunately, as much as I want to participate and generate the comradery, competition and general enjoyment that these tournaments have always provided, I have hit a crossroads between catch and release and a kill competition. While my concern for the future of striped bass recovery and success is on par with most, my opinions, my way of thinking and methods of doing so differ from many others. Expressing my personal opinions on the matter would do no good whatsoever, so I'll save us all a bunch of pointless arguments by not doing so.

    I have given this decision a great amount of time and thought, and have come to the conclusion that the only way to avoid hard feelings on either side is to simply not hold the competition at all. I sincerely apologize to anyone and everyone who I gave the tourney dates to, and hope you all understand this decision.”


    Don’t forget that the Blessing of the Fleet takes place next Sunday, starting around 5:00 pm.I have given this decision a great amount of time and thought, and have come to the conclusion that the only way to avoid hard feelings on either side is to simply not hold the competition at all.
    I sincerely apologize to anyone and everyone who I gave the tourney dates to, and hope you all understand this decision




    For more info about fishing in Montauk, check out www.montauksportfishing.com
     

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