Montauk Sportfishing Report 9/14/15

Discussion in 'East Coast Fishing Reports Forum' started by CaptGeneKelly, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. CaptGeneKelly

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    Montauk NY USA
    Capt Gene Kelly
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    I always consider September to be the best month here for fishing. We have everything available to us, both inshore and offshore. But wandering the docks this past week, there were an awful lot of boats sitting in.

    The striped bass fishing is picking up a little bit around the Point with nice sized fish. But, it’s better for those boats that run over to Block Island, with most coming back with a limit of big fish, like this 51 pounder that Richard Dennison from upstate Port Jervis caught on the WINDY on Sunday.


    The bottom fishing is still the best bet in town with still some fluke left, and the seabass fishing seemingly getting better. But you have to get out here this week, because things change next Monday, when the fluke season closes as do the federal waters for seabass(they reopen on 10/21). Some of the best seabass waters are in the federal zone.
    Charter and head boats that have a federal seabass permit have to surrender it; otherwise they can’t catch seabass in state waters. They can get it back again when the federal season reopens. How’s that for bureaucracy?

    Offshore has been quiet, and I doubt many of the boats, except for the Viking, will be doing much of that anymore.

    The light tackle guys have probably been getting their gear ready for the falsies for a while now. There have been some seen back around Gardiners and they’re catching them over toward Rhode Island, so it won’t be long now.

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