Well, the offshore season got off to a good start at the Star Island Tournament, with 156
boats participating, and all of them parking their car in Star Islands parking lot. The
results are as follows;
Overall Leader - BLUEFIN - 422 lbs. Thresher
1st Place Mako - LITTLE MAC - 344 lbs
2nd Place Mako - BARBARIC - 317 lbs
3rd Place Mako - BILLISTIC - 305 lbs
1st Place Other - BLUEFIN - 422 lbs Thresher
2nd Place Other - MY BUDDY - 319 lbs Thresher
3rd Place other - RAMBLE ON ROSE - 289 lbs Thresher
1st Place Blueshark - P POD - 237 lbs
Two makos over 200 lbs as well as one thresher were taken on Saturday but got pushed
out of contention on Sunday.
Iím hearing more about school bluefins being taken or seen, but nobody is really going all
out for them. The most reports seem to be from southwest of the Point and further west
toward Shinnecock. Iím going to give it a try on Monday, so weíll see what happens.
Inshore the seabass season openned on Friday and the reports are pretty good. Most of the
action Iíve heard about was at Frisbies, and there are finally some fluke out there as well.
As for the normal fluking, it is what it is. Enough shorts to keep anglers busy and enough
keepers to provide dinner, although limits are hard to come by.
I forgot that last week was Paulies Tackle Shopís spring bass tournament. The results are
1st - Lois Scalesse -23.70lb
2nd - Gary Krist - 21.36lb
3rd - Justin Rustrom - 18.29lb
The Montauk Surfmasters spring tournament runs into July, but there are still no entries.
Typically the guys who enter this tournament donít like to weigh in a fish just because it
is legal. It has to be a possible contender. I guess itís a macho thing.
Iím trying to get a forum up and running. It only deals with Montauk. If you fish here,
check it out at http://www.montauksportfishing.com/mtkforum.html and contribute. It
wonít work if Iím the only one posting. Let everyone know where you fished, when and
what you caught. Or ask questions. Whatís the down side? NONE.
Of course the fishing in Central America will still be hot through the spring and some of
the lodges that were booked up through the winter months are starting to have some
availability. Give it a thought and check it out at www.tropicalfishing.com