I may have been a little premature when I mentioned that the ďfall runĒ might be underway. There are plenty of birds on the falsies, but hardly any bass or blues are under them. So maybe itís not the official ďfall runĒ. Whatever it is, the bass fishing is good, with a lot of mediums sized fish and occasional biggies mixed, although diamond jigging isnít the best way to target them. Eels and trolling is the way to go.
The half day head boats are now doing the diamond jigging bit while the all day boats are mainly bottom fishing for porgies and sea bass, but breaking out the diamond jigs when it looks right, or just in case.
Star island is holding itís 3rd annual Stripes Bass Tournament next weekend. Itís a one day affair with fishing only on Sunday.
Shark fishing is a little on the slow side, but right now you can expect maybe four bites on a dayís trip. What you catch will probably be a monster bluesharks or decent sized makos.
The fishing out on the Edge has been slow at least as far as I can tell because I donít know of any boat out there since last Monday and the boats that were out there then all wound up with the skunk or a single fish. Montauk Marine Basin is holding itís Last Hurrah Tournament from September 28 - October 13. Boats can fish up two 20 hour day trips or one 40 hour overnight trip during that period.
Paulies Fall Blitz Tourney Results was held over the weekend with the following results;
1st Place, $600 - Allen Vollmer - 43.60 lbs
2nd Place, $300 - Billy Fischer - 37.17 lbs
3rd Place, $150 - Gary Krist - 14.56 lbs
There should be a Good Sportsman award for Rob Heffert. He weighed in a 33.5 lb bass on Friday morning at 7:30 am, a half hour before the start of the tournament. The Montauk Classic was also held on the weekend, but I havenít gotten the results of that yet.