Itís been a while since my last report, but hereís an update. A couple of weeks back the bass really turned on with a lot of
big fish, but it only lasted a week before the big ones were gone and everything was small to mediums. But it was still
pretty good with a lot of fish, and too many bluefish. Then this past week things changed. Just in time for me to get out
and start using my tags.
Thursday we fished all day for four 8-10 pound fish and a bunch of blues. Down the beach off the village the gillnetters
were loading up, so apparently the fish had just upped and left us. Friday was the same, and the hope was that Saturdays
blow would bring some new fish in, but it didnít happen. Sunday some boats caught and some didnít. There are still too
many bluefish around, and probably will remain here for a while, at least as long as the water temps stay in the mid
fifties. Hopefully some new fish will move in shortly, especially since I still have over a hundred and fifty tags left.
Porgy season is closed unless you fish on the Viking. They purchased a ďset asideĒ, which means they will be able to fish
for them for the rest of the month or until they catch the amount that they bought. Since they decide how many pounds
they caught on each trip, itís unlikely that they will ever reach their limit.
The leader board in the Locals tournament is as follows;
1st Place - Gary Stephens - 32.60 lbs
2nd Place - Paul Greenwood - 27 lbs
3rd Place - Rick Girzadas - 26.20 lbs
1st Place - Xen Angelidis - 3.84 lbs
2nd Place - Ben Mccarron - 13 lbs
3rd Place - Taylor Harned - 12 lbs
1st Place - Phillip Schnell - 11.14 lbs
2nd Place - Griffin Kim - 9.1 lbs
3rd Place - Ryan Ward - 7.80 lbs
1st Place - Tina Ozturk - 19.64 lbs
2nd Place - Mary E Kane -14.26 lbs
3rd Place - Lorretta Sears - 12.80 lbs
1st Place - Mike Mlano - 61.44 lbs
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.