Shark fishing is supposed to be good this time of year, but judging by Saturday, itís not. More boats came back as
dummies than caught anything. I assume this was just a slight glitch. Earlier in the week the HALFBACK had a good trip
with a 505 pound mako along with a blueshark, smaller mako and a nice mahi. But he wasnít fishing locally. He made a
run down toward the Dump for his fish. Curiously, the mako was a male and possibly the largest male mako on record.
Further offshore there seems to be slight (very slight) improvement with some albacore finally showing up. Most of the
summer the main action, (what there was of it) was out over the Edge, but now there are some fish in by the 450 line.
Inshore the bass action continues excellent, although some of the charter captains are complaining about the crowds.
Most of the fish are in one area close to shore and there are too many boats doing different things making the fishing
difficult. But they are all coming back with their limits.
The falsies are showing up, so that should keep the flyguys happy. And, the surfcasters are starting to show up in droves.
this is their time to shine. And, the Locals Surfcasting Tournament starts this Friday and lasts until December 1.
Capt Frank Mundus passed away this past week. He had spent most of the summer in our area, hanging out with the
CRICKET in Riverhead at the aquarium, finally bringing the boat back to itís old slip at the Viking Dock the end of last
month. He went home to Hawaii and when he got there had a problem, and was taken to the hospital where he died.