Irene is gone and it wasnít that big a deal here in Montauk. My wind guage maxed out at 41 mph before we
lost power around 8:00 am Sunday, but it never got much stronger than that. Plus it was from the southeast most
of the time and that isnít a bad wind for us. Boats that stayed in the water at the Montauk Yacht Club did a lot of
rocking and rolling, but most of the other marinas were pretty much in the lee. The charterboats that tie up at
Duryeaís, Salivarís and Lennyís all either hauled out or went somewhere else to avoid the surge that they
normally get there. The high water reached the base of the fuel pumps at the Marine Basin. A lot of boats hauled
out and you couldnít get a car onto the Marine Basin Property. Star Island was pretty much the same.
Last Thursday everyone was raving about the way the fluke and seabass were biting out around Frisbeeís. I
was supposed to fish there, but canceled when I got one of those reminder phone calls about a doctorís
appointment, so we went our Friday. But the fish apparently had all left. Saturday a couple of boats got out
bassing in the morning and did very good. One boat hearing that the price for bass was up around $6/pound
went tagging and brought back about forty stripers. They went into the market this morning. I canít wait to hear
what he got for them.
It will probably take a couple of days for everything to settle down, but Iím sure by the end of the week
weíll be catching fish again..