Captain Dave reports an okay day of fishing today aboard the Viking Star. There were some dogs around today, but as the day went on there were less and we were able to pick away at cod and some ling mixed in. J.R. Saccente fo East Moriches took both the first and second place pool spot with an 11lb cod and an 8lb cod.
Local Cod-Viking Star
Captain Steven Sr. called in to report a fantastic day so far! They have been catching cod, big ling and bergall’s. They have been picking away all morning. The temperature is so mild they have had to remove layers after the chilly start!! Unfortunately we have to cancel the trips for tomorrow due to weather, but we are looking to get right back out there Thursday – weather permitting. Please call 631-668-5700 for reservations or book online. www.vikingfleet.com
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Captain Steven Sr. reports a very nice day of winter cod fishing. We caught fish from the first drop to the last, with some very good drifts of 20+ fish. There were a lot of big ling, bergall, eel, skate, and dog’s. There was lot’s of life. Even Captain Steven put a rod in the water! Steven and his friend Engineer Mike combined for a total of 15 cod & ling. The first place pool winner was Richard Chang from Westbury, NY with a 16lb cod. The second place pool winner was John Vastardis from Brooklyn, NY with an 11lb cod.
Local Cod-Viking Star
Captain Dave reports a much better day on the Cod Grounds! It was a slow pick with about 60 cod brought onboard. High hook was 7 fish. The first place pool winner was Mike Kastratat from Flushing, NY with a 12lb cod. The second place pool winner was Tom Louie from Syosset, NY with a 10lb cod. We will not be sailing tomorrow, Monday Feb 1st. Please call to make your reservations or book online. It is very important this time of year! We need a minimum amount of people in order for the trips to sail. 631-668-5700 or www.vikingfleet.com
Captain Steven Jr reports a good day of fishing with happy anglers! We are scheduled to sail daily on the Viking Fivestar weather permitting.
Captain Carl reports a very very slow day of cod fishing. We went exploring to some new grounds and it just didn’t work out, just one cod here and there with a couple of ling and cunners. Today’s first place pool winner was Markus Borsman of Wading River with an 8lb cod. We will be sailing again tomorrow at 3am, the office will be open at 2am for ticket sales.
Captain Dave reports a slow day of fishing today aboard the Viking Star. The first place pool winner was Piotr Iguarzeswki of Islip Terrace with a 9lb cod. Unfortunately the trip for tomorrow Fri Jan 29th is cancelled. We urge all customers who are interested in fishing to make reservations at this time of year! If we do not have the minimum amount of people in order to sail, the trips will be cancelled. The weather is looking good for this weekend, please book online at www.vikingfleet.com or call our office at 631-668-5700.
Local Cod – Viking Star
Captain Carl reports a pretty decent day of cod fishing. Once we started getting a little bit of daylight the cod started biting very good for a couple of awesome drifts. Eventually, that bite died down, so we went looking around and found a couple here and there, but then things really shut down for the end of the trip. All in all it was okay and everyone had cod to take home, some catching a bunch, and some just a few, with everyone averaging 4-5 cod a piece. We are cancelled for tomorrow and Tuesday because of bad weather. We will keep our website updated for the next good weather fishing day. The pool winner was Dennis Dougherty from Island Park, NY with a 14lb cod. We had a bunch of young anglers aboard today including 11 year old Connor Gormley from Center Moriches, NY with 5 keepers and 10 year old Manus Lathare from Westchester, NY with 4 keepers. We also had aboard Gavin and Katie Hitchener, on their first cod trip, from East Port, NY with 6 keepers.
Captain Dave reports a good day of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had a lot of action right at the start of the morning, with some smaller fish coming up. So we went looking for some bigger fish and found some nice ones! The largest cod was a nice 23 pounder, unfortunately he was not in the pool. The first place pool winner was Harold Bussey of Brooklyn with a 19lb cod and in second place was Johnny Rotundi of Brooklyn with a 16lb cod.
Captain Dave reports a bit of a slower day today on the cod grounds. We had some smaller fish today, but still lots of action. Today’s first place winner was Chris Fallier of Ronkonkoma with a 9lb cod and in second place was Daniel Staniszewski of Lindenhurst with a 8lb cod. We are cancelled for Sunday Jan 10th and Monday Jan 11th due to weather. The next day we will be sailing will be on Tuesday Jan 12th. Please call the office at 631-668-5700 for reservations or visit www.vikingfleet.com to book online.
Captain Dave reports a decent day aboard the Viking Starship today. We stayed a bit more local today because of the unexpected windy weather and managed to put a catch together. When the conditions were right, the fishing was better. Some people had their limit, and some did not. Overall it was an okay day. Mr. Liu of New Hyde Park won the pool with a 14lb cod. We are sailing tomorrow, the office will open at 2am for ticket sales.
Captain Carl reports just an OK day on the cod grounds today. Things started off very good in the morning with nice quality Cods. This lasted for a couple hours, and then things went quiet. We searched around for just a few here and a few there, and a few more at the end of the day, but with a capacity crowd, the numbers of cod were spread throughout the boat. Some folks had 8 or 9, some folks had just 1 or 2, with most averaging 3 or 4 fat Cods. It was fine fishing, just spread out through the crowd. Montauk local Arden Gardell took the pool with a 22 lb cod he jigged up, and Giovanni Manisculeo from Brooklyn, NY took second with a 18 pounder. We are sailing tomorrow! The office will be open at 2am for ticket sales!
Captain Carl reports another SOLID day on the cod grounds. We were able to drift all day, and some drifts were better than others, but we picked away at some nicer sized cod all day. Jigs and bait both worked and there is tons of mackerel and other bait in the area. A bunch of guys had their limits, and some had just 3 or 4, but all around it was solid fishing again. Johnny R was high hook again with 16 keepers. Brian Gillespie from Glen Oaks, NY took the pool with a 26 lb cod, and Kwang “Mr” Oh from Southampton took second with a 22 pounder. All in all it was another good day.
Montauk Local Cod
Captain Carl reports a great day on the cod grounds! We caught them on anchor and drifting, and both bait and jigs worked well. We didn’t see any big ones, but plenty of keepers for a full boat limit of tasty green cod! Brian Huggard from Key West, FL and WFM member took the pool with a 14 pounder. Brian and his two friends teamed up for 54 keeper cod (orl) and plenty of shorts. It was good fishing!
Viking Fivestar – Private Charter – Local Cod
Captain Steven Sr. reports a great day of cod fishing. They picked at fish all day long. When they got on the drift it was good, good and they had their limit by 11am. After that they did a little catch and release then headed home. We have just added a Split Charter Local Cod Trip for Friday Jan 8th. Check the website for details.
Montauk Local Cod-Starship
Captain Dave reports an excellent day of cod fishing. Nearly the whole boat retained their limit of cod fish. Braving the cold and wind, ten year old Chris Viggiano from Seaford, NY caught his limit with fish up to 12lbs and 10 year old Erik Cusumano had his limit up to 15lbs. We also had a group of young anglers from Huntington, Long Island, NY including Aidan McCormack, Jack Gols and Taigue Anna bring home their limit! The first place pool winner was Shastang Liu from New Hyde Park, NY with a 26lb cod. The second place pool winnere was John Pine from Bellerose, NY with a 25lb cod. Unfortunately, the trip scheduled for Sunday at 3am is cancelled due to weather.
Montauk Local Cod-Fivestar
Captain Steven Sr called in to report a “Lock and Load” day on the Viking Fivestar. Unfortunately the trip for Sunday Jan 3rd is cancelled due to weather. We do have openings for next Saturday Jan 9 and Sunday Jan 10. Book online or call to make a reservation.
Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports an okay day of fishing today aboard the Viking Starship. We had excellent cod fishing with a mix of sea bass and a handful of porgies. Today’s pool winner was Tzvi Bernholtz of Fresh Meadows with a nice 12lb cod. Tomorrow Thurs Dec 31st is our last trip for Porgies and Sea Bass! We leave at 5am! Make sure you are there! After that, we will begin Montauk Local Cod on Saturday Jan 2nd and will sail daily (weather permitting) departing at 3am and returning at 3pm with a fare of $125. Please call the office for reservations or book online.
Christmas Cod Special
Captain Carl reports another good day on the cod grounds. The weather wasn’t as nice as yesterday, making fishing a little tougher, but everyone who stayed at the rail put a good catch of COD together. Father and son team Sean and Brendan Farrell teamed up for 26 keepers and just as many shorts, ORL, and Johnny “pizza” had 14 for himself ORL. Vikings own Alex B had a day off so of course he came fishing and jigged 13 keeper Cod. Tayfun Yazies from the Brooklyn took the pool with a 17 pound Golden Cod! All in all it was another good day!.
Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports another slow day aboard the Viking Starship. We had a handful of porgies and sea bass, with more codfish coming over the rails today. The first place pool winner was In Sun Chang of Brooklyn with a 3.3lb porgy and in second place was Reyy of Brentwood with a 15lb cod. We will be sailing again tomorrow, Mon Dec 28th at 5am. The office will be open at 4am for ticket sales.