Fall doesnít officially start for another couple of days, but as far as Montauk is concerned it is here now.
Itís a little chilly in the morning and there is practically always a little breeze. Iím starting to reconsider the
shorts, tee shirt and sandals.
The other morning on my cruise through Gosmanís parking lot, there were a couple of flocks of terns
working just west of the jetty.
The falsies are here, and although there arenít a lot of flyguys here yet, they will be by next weekend.
LAZYBONES has given up on fluke and is diamond jigging for stripers and bluefish.
The Locals Surfcasting contest starts on Friday, and runs into December, and now itís not just for locals.
You can enter it too at Paulies Tackle Shop.
The bass fishing is red hot, and there are plenty of big stripers being caught, most of them on live bait.
Trollers are catching their share too, as are diamond jiggers.
The head boats are running combination trips for seabass , porgies, stripers and bluefish - and catching
plenty of all of them as well as occasional falsies.
Iím starting to see more four wheel drives riding around with surf rods on their bumpers.
The interest in offshore is dropping. I saw a couple of reports of yellowfins and longfins being caught out
by the Edge, but each one mentioned that they never saw another boat.
If you are interested in catching a lot of sailfish this winter, Iíll be escorting some groups to Guatemala in
March. Check it out at www.tropicalfishing.com/guaescort.html
If you are interested in fishing in Panama, I can help you out there as well. Check out www.tropicalfishing/panama.htm for information about the many fishing lodges there or www.tropicalfishing.com/panamareports11.htm.
The boat that I have been running for the past ten years is for sale. Itís a 33í L & H center console with
tower and twin 3116 Cats. You can check it out at http://www.montauksportfishing.com/piper.html
For more info about fishing in Montauk, check out www.montauksportfishing.com and if you would like to
receive these reports directly, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org