Montauk Sportfishing Report 9/8/15

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    Montauk NY USA
    Capt Gene Kelly
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    September started with clear skies, and a cool dry northeasterly breeze. And apparently that put an end to the threshers feeding on the bunker out by Cartwright. So, you have to go back to shark fishing the old fashioned way with a bucket of chum and your dead baits, or live bluefish if you can find any small enough. Surprisingly, there are not many bluesharks around, mainly small makos, regular sized threshers and occasional hammerheads.

    Striped bass fishing isn’t what it should be with boats struggling to bring back a limit, with most of the fish in the 10-20 pound range. There are a fair amount of short bass starting to show up as well, but they won’t be big enough to count for a couple of years yet.

    The bottom fishing is still going strong with plenty of porgies, seabass and big fluke around, but you have to fish fast for the fluke since they go off the menu on Sept 21. I took out some of my wife’s relatives for seabass on Sunday. Five rods, with four being held by non-fisher types. We left the Marine Basin ad 10:30 were back at 1:00 pm with almost thirty seabass. It’s that simple. And when you catch your limit and want a change of pace, just head a couple of miles south, find a lobster pot buoy and catch some mahi.

    If you want tuna you have to go for an extra-long ride to either West Atlantis or the Hudson Canyon, and trolling doesn’t seem to be the best method with most fish being caught on the chunk, both at day and night.

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