The herring are here big time as well as the bass waiting to eat them. Instead of being outside the inlet
though, they are down by Culloden, so it is a little bit out of the way, but two drifts are just about all that are
needed to stock up on 75-100 live baits. Then itís head on down to the Point and start bailing stripers. No big
fish, but plenty of 12-15 pounders. And, for the first time in about a month, there are birds working over schools
of bass, so any of the light tackle guys who still have their boats in the water, there are opportunities for them as
Surfcasters - Not so much. I have been taking a drive past the Lighthouse a couple of times a week, just to
see what I can see, and I donít think I have seen a surfcaster crossing the road down there in a couple of weeks.
Bottom fishing continues to be pretty good at least when the wind lets them get out, with a surprising
amount of codfish in the mix. It looks good for the upcoming winter fishing. Weíre even hearing about some
gillnetters trying to catch stripers catching some codfish in their nets.
This will be the last regular post for the season. Honest. Iíve said that for the last couple of weeks, but
things kept changing. But the fishing isnít likely to stop for a while. The waters are still warm and we keep
getting these southwest winds, so it isnít likely to cool down for a while. I imagine we will have a another
couple of weeks of bass fishing left if anyone wants to do it. Charters are definitely dropping off though with
many of the captains getting the boats ready for hauling.
If you are looking for a warm place to fish this winter, check out www.tropicalfishing.com.
The 33í L&H that I have been running all summer is for sale with a more reasonable price. Check it out at www.montauksportfishing.com/piper.html
For more info about fishing in Montauk, check out www.montauksportfishing.com and if you would like to
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