The MBCA had its charity shark tournament (six $1000 awards to local college gowers) and it was all threshers all the
time. One 108 lb mako was weighed in and no blue sharks, along with eight threshers ranging in size from 143 lbs to 518
lbs. The following are the results;
#32 ADIOS Thresher 518 lbs
#15 DOUBLE HEADER Thresher 515 lbs
#20 HURRYUP Thresher 425 lbs
#29 JOY SEA Thresher 364 lbs
#25 ARC ANGEL Thresher 355 lbs
#5 TUNA TANGLER Thresher 250 lbs
#5 TUNA TANGLER Thresher 202 lbs
#3 RIDGE RUNNER Thresher 143 lbs
#1 FINEST KIND Mako 108 lbs
Overall the shark fishing has been excellent with three to four fish being caught about average, mostly bluesharks, but
there have also been hammerheads, a tiger along with the usual makos and threshers being caught. And, more and more
school bluefins being seen every day, as well as some being caught. Nice sized fish too, forty to fifty pounds.
Inshore, the fluke fishing is great, even if the eating isnít. Lots of fish in the rips with lots and lots in the almost keeper
size, along with occasional eating size fish.
Bass fishing is kind of up and down, with no rhyme or reason. One tide itís great, the next itís difficult. Parachutes and
the big tubes are doing the job for the wire liners, but more boats are using the live scup. Bigger but fewer fish are on the
baits. Also, I heard about the DEC checking out some boats for short scup, so be careful out there.
For more information about fishing in Montauk, you can give me a call at 800 280 5565 or check out
http.//www.montauksportfishing.com. And, if you would like these reports sent to you directly, drop me a line and Iíll
add you to the list.