This has nothing to do with Montauk, but a potential new world record striped bass, weighing 81.6 pounds,
was taken in Long Island Sound this past week on a live eel. The fish was taken on the Southwest Reef by Al
Stromski and weighed in at Shoreline Bait and Tackle in Westbrook CT.
Offshore, the action out on the Edge seems to have tapered off a bit, but there are some yellowfins, as well
as some small bluefins, showing up closer, most around the 600 line, but rumors of some in almost to the 700
Star Island held their mako/thresher tournament over the weekend, with thirty-seven boats participating,
down from fifty-one last year. The results are as follows;
1st place mako - 174 lbs - RAINBOW
2nd place mako - 123 lbs - TUNA TANGLER
3rd place mako - 114 lbs - SUSIE E
1st place thresher - 247 lbs - ALYSSA ANN
Inshore the fluke fishing tapered off a bit last week, but it would be unrealistic to think that it would
continue to be as good as it had been. Itís still great, but the number of keepers is down a little. Striped bass
fishing continues to be pretty steady with most of the charterboats sticking with trolling the wire with
parachutes, umbrellas and the big tubes. The live baits are catching too, but are not as consistent as trolling, plus
there are bluefish to contend with.
This past week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that anglers and boat captains who plunked down
money for a saltwater fishing license in 2011 prior to the license repeal in March will be refunded in full,
making my prediction that it would never happen wrong.