The “rat patrol” continues to be the only action for stripers. They are still off the south side eating sand eels along with lots of bluefish, and there is nothing in front of the Lighthouse. But virtually everyone has to be measured, and don’t forget that you can squeeze the tails. With the mild weather we’ve had so far this fall, you’d expect that we’ll have fish here into December, and there are reports that there are plenty of fish in Massachusetts waters. It would be nice if some bigger ones would come along.
I’m not into surfcasting but it seems like those guys are finally getting some action, I assume all on the south side.
In the ongoing Montauk Surfmasters tournament the leaders are as follows:
1st PlaceMike Milano38.08lb10/5/13
2nd PlaceRichie Michaelson37.64lb9/23/13
3rd PlaceSam Doughty26.36lb10/20/13
Wet Suit Division
John Bruno – 37.22 lbs on 9/23
1st PlaceMary Ellen Kane21.6lb10/22/13
2nd PlaceMary Ellen Kane19.35lb9/29/13
3rd PlaceChristine Schnell10.52lb10/11/13
Bottom fishing for porgies and seabass is still good locally. So you don’t have to plan on a long run over to Block Island yet. But some bad news from the Feds. Seabass closes in federal waters Nov 9. This is especially painful because it won’t be long before the only seabass will be in those waters.
Time to start thinking about palm trees and sailfish. If you are interested, check it out at www.tropicalfishing.com