Montauk Sportfishing Report 8/31/15


Oct 2, 2010
Montauk NY USA
Capt Gene Kelly
To me it feels like Labor Day weekend (there are no days off in the summer). Many of the kids are heading back to school this week and as a result, the motels say it is going to be a slow week. But that doesn’t affect the fishing except maybe how many boats are out.

The halfday boats are bringing in a half dozen or so stripers per trip, most in the 10-20 pound range but occasional fish upwards of 30 pounds, as well as some gigantic bluefish. The charters are mostly catching them on the umbrellas, but they are biting on the eels as well. Here’s a typical catch that was made on the WINDY one day this week.

The fluke fishing is heating up, especially out in the deeper water south of the Point. And, there are plenty of seabass out there as well.

And, if you want some excitement, while you are fishing for them, put out a shark rig. Thresher shark fishing has never been easier. Head out to The Cartwright area and look for a school of bunker. Snag one and hang on. After you catch or release your thresher, do it again – and again.

No news on the tuna. There are some bigeyes and yellowfins down toward the Hudson Canyon, but it’s not a guarantee. Some boats catch a couple while others wonder why they are not getting bit. The Tails is a desert.

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