Thursday the bass fishing went on fire with big fish eating all kinds of live bait, but mostly eels. It continued Friday and then Saturday, when everybody and his brother and mother and all his other relatives were out. It was akin to a hoard of locusts. Boats drifting would all be in the same area and would continue drifting there until all the bass were either caught or were hugging the bottom and trembling. Then the boats would move a little more to the east and drift that area with the same result. Sunday there were fewer boats, but the action was a bit slower.
The bottom fishing is pretty good, but less emphasis is put on the flukimg, with most boats catching a mix of fluke sea bass and porgies. The half day head boats are about the only boats strictly fishing fluke. Frisbies and Rocky Hill south of there is still producing well.
Offshore we are in the summer shark mode, with two or three bites about all you can expect, but maybe half the boats fishing are catching makos, although only about half of those are edible ones. It is possible to not catch one as I proved on Saturday. It was a little crappy going out and we got off to a late start so I stayed a little shorter than I usually fish, but where I would expect to catch something. All I got was three bluefish. Hereís a hint. Go out further than the 790 line.
Star Island is holding itís annual Mako Mania and Thresher tournament this weekend. I havenít heard much about any thresher recently, but Iím sure there will be some makos brought in. Most of the time a 200 pounder is a big one, with most of the fish usually coming in between 125 -150 pounds.
As far as tuna are concerned; What are they?
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.