Montauk Sportfishing Report 7/7/14

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    Montauk NY USA
    Capt Gene Kelly
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    I’m slow getting this report out today because I’ve been waiting on the results of Montauk Marine’s Sharks Eye all release tournament over the weekend. There were only seven participants, down from nine last year. Guy Harvey donated $10,000 in prize money, which is a good thing. Otherwise the winner wouldn’t have collected enough to cover the fuel and bait bill. Satellite tags were put in a half dozen sharks, and you will soon be able to track them at
    The results are as follows;
    53 Total Sharks tagged, 27 Blue Sharks, 24 Makos, and 2 Tigers.
    6 of those were GPS tagged- 2 Tiger sharks, 3 makos, and 1 Blue Shark.
    The winner was NASTY NESS with 8 Makos and 6 Blue Sharks tagged.
    Second Place was FREE NICKY, with 2 Tiger Sharks, 7 Makos, and 2 Blue Sharks tagged.
    I’ll have more details on the names given to the sharks next week.
    It took a while for the striper fishing to get hot, but it’s here now. It started just before Arthur when lots of sandeels and big stripers showed up on the Elbow and Great Eastern, all marked by the birds. By mid-week, the bird action had slowed down and the bass had spread out. But that didn’t stop the catching. They’re being caught any way you like. You just have to find them, and they’re all big fish, most between twenty and thirty-five pounds.
    Very few boats have been fishing the south side since when the fluke first showed up. That might have something to do with the new minimum size limit of eighteen inches. When the size was larger, catching keepers on the north side or in the Rips could at times be difficult, so the south side was often the best place to fish. The seabass season opens up this week, so I’m sure there will be more boats visiting the south side, and probably finding decent fluke as well.
    The Montauk Canyon Challenge starts next weekend. It runs for a week and boats can choose their fishing days, either two day trips or a day-night-day trip. For more info go to
    For more info about fishing in Montauk, check out

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