Saturday Aug 30

Full Day Fluke and Sea Bass
Captain Carl reports a decent day on the full day fluke boat. We picked away all day at fluke and sea bass. It was a bit picky, but by days end we had a decent catch for everyone. This was our last full day fluke trip of 2014- Captain Carl and Captain Stephen Francis would like to thank everyone who joined us for a spectacular summer! We still have full day porgies and sea bass trips everyday! For the complete Fall Schedule, check our Viking Fishing page!

Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports an okay day of fishing today. It was a little slower than it has been, but we had some really nice sized porgies. There were plenty of sea bass and some blues in the mix as well. Today’s first place pool winner was Ron Rufufrand of Brooklyn with a 3.5lb porgy and in second place was Ralph Nelson of Englewood NJ with a nice 4.75lb sea bass.

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Friday August 29

Half Day Fluke AM
One of Viking Fleet’s favorite regulars Angelo Demetroulakos won the pool yesterday!
Block Island Behemoth
Capt. Ant reports an excellent Bass trip last night overall.  We started the night out at the local grounds and had a fantastic start.  26 keepers in 6 drifts to 35lbs.  We then moved to the Behemoth grounds and for the first time this year were denied.  Still a bit of a heave on to the east and that might have effected the bite.  They certainly were there, in fact more piles of bass than I’ve seen in a few weeks.  Just no bite.  We’d pass through a school and catch 1 when every rod should have been doubled over.  We picked a few more over the night to round out the catch.  Frank Guinesss Stoutenberg was high hook with 4 (orl).  Scott Goldman had three to 25lbs.  George Jehn had one but hacked another 4 bites due to equipment failure (his eyesight).  Frank Enbenes from Lindenhurst to the pool with the 35.8lber. John Han took second with a 26lber.
We are sailing at 6p tonight and again at midnight (1215am) for the Midnight Madness

Half Day Fluke
This afternoon started slow.. We had no tide for about the first hour. We had some movement and we started catching some nice sea bass. Then we made a move to a fluke spot and landed on a pile of fluke! Plenty of shorts with a nice mix of keepers. Today’s pool winner was Matthew French of Garden City with a 4lb fluke.

Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a good day of fishing today. We had a really nice shot of big porgies along with plenty of jumbo sea bass. We also had some blues and 1 keeper striped bass in the mix. Today’s pool winner was Walter Briggins of Queens with a nice 4lb porgy.

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Thursday August 28

Jig &Eel Combo

Capt. Ant reports a fantastic night locally considering the conditions.  We had a stiff northwest wind against a screaming flood tide, add to it the swell of Cristobal and drifting squarely was a challenge to say the least.  Even with that they finally bit after a month hibernation. The sizes were mixed as we had a couple throwbacks up to a 42lb rock slob.  Average was about 20bs.  Bluefish were a bit of a nuisance at the start but once the tide got roaring it was 99% Moo Cow Linesiders and 3-4 a drift up until we left.  John Bye from Wantaugh took the pool with the 42lber and Mike Scarzelli took 2nd with a 36lber.

Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Ant reports an excellent morning trip with quality fluke and jumbo sea bass and biscuits in the mix as well. Young Samie Gotimer took the pool with a 5 pounder. Rodney Fearsome Franklin had 2 fluke, 2 sea bass and a damn good time!

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Ant reports a slower PM trip due to a screaming tide and very muddy water. Our first two drifts started strong but the tide took over and shut down the bite. That didn’t stop young Ava Herrera from Sayville from taking the pool with a 4 pounder.

Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a bit of a slow day of fishing today due to the big ground swell we had this morning. We managed a nice catch of some really nice quality fish. There weren’t many, but the ones we had were good good quality. We had porgies, sea bass and some blues in the mix. Today’s pool winner was Jack Ng of Queens with a HUGE HUGE 4.75lb porgy!!

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Wednesday August 27th

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Anthony D reports a good afternoon bite there was steady action all afternoon with a good number of nice keeper fluke sea bass and some scup mixed in. Again the sea conditions were not exactly favorable although our viking anglers toughed it out at the rails and put a nice catch together. The pool winner Isaac Schultz from White Plains,NY with a nice fat 5.2 fluke.

Montauk Local Porgies and Jumbo Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports Due to strong winds it caused  fast drifting but we still manage to get a mix of Jumbo Porgies and sea bass we also manage to get 1 keeper striped bass. The pool winner was Mr Keun Au with a 4.4lbs Second place went to Carl Mcpherson, from Queens Village with a  11lbs Striped Bass

Half Day Fluke Am

Captain Anthony D reports tough conditions this morning resulted in a slower bite than yesterday. Although our anglers toughed it out at the rails and managed to put a fair catch together.The Pool winner Jack Gorda Huntington, NY with a 5lbs fluke.

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Tuesday August 26th

Half Day Fluke Pm Captain Anthony D reports the afternoon fishing was excellent again with bent rods all around the boat and full pairs of some nice sea bass and scup. The afternoon produced some better quality fish with less shorts than the morning. The pool winner was Jaylin Yee  from Flushing, NY with a 7lbs 9oz

Montauk Local Porgies and Jumbo Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a Great Day on the porgies and sea bass ground lots of action with some market size porgies up to 4lbs and Jumbo Sea Bass and some blue fish in the mix.The pool was a tie between Osman from Staten Island and Michael Smith from Queens, Ny with a 3.5lb porgy.

Half Day Fluke Am
Captain Anthony D reports An Excellent morning on the water all anglers had non stop action with plenty of nice size keeper fluke sea bass and scup with a few blues in the mix. The pool winner Glenn Fleischman From Manhasset, NY with a 6.75lb

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Monday August 25th

Heart Of Darkness New Moon Ultra Ltd

 Capt Ant reports the Heart of Darkness New Moon Special was absolutely as predicted, for the most part.  Once we got over the bar with the tide the bite was on….the catch, well that was another story.  Don’t get me wrong it, it was a stellar night and many had their limits, like Kiss of Death John who had 3, Don Mitchell who had a hot hand late, Jesus of the Elbow also had 3 (orl).  However we lost at least twice what we caught.  At one point we had 7 on a drift and broke all off.  Big fish, yes, improper tackle, yes, fighting tuna technique, yes, trying to catch rocks, you know it.  Frustrating, oh by all means:):)  That being said I believe every passenger had at least one and about 3-4 opportunities as the feed bag was most certainly affixed to the moo cows.
Pool winner was yet another BEHEMOTH caught by…………  The Pool Winner Steve Scanapico from Medford, NY with a 42.8lb |
Check out the pix and please make your reservations for our upcoming Behemoth trip Wednesday 8p as we will be headed back to the grounds to take yet another stab at the trophy linesiders!!!!

SunSet Striper Slam
Capt Ant reports consistency at the light finally!!!!  Two days in a row of blues and bass on the jigs as the sundown bite was ferocious.  We had mostly blues but those who knew how to work the jig ware rewarded with a bass albeit some shorties along with fish to 26lbs.  We even had a few after switching to eels….local is back!!!!!!The Pool Winner April Mcdonough from East Islip,NY with  Captree Princess Second Place Chris Moustakis from Brooklyn, NY

Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a decent day of fishing today with nice quality fish. We did some exploring and found lots of sea bass along with some JUMBO JUMBO porgies! We also had some fluke, blues, 1 striper and 1 keeper cod fish. Today’s pool winner was Robert Batt of Queens with a JUMBO 4.75lb porgy.

Half Day Fluke PM The Pool winner Jonathan Bennett Montauk,NY with a 5.25 Second place Nick Hemby from Watermill, 4.85lbs

Half Day Fluke AM A full report will follow Arthur J Heyward from Hauppauge, NY with a 4LBS 110z Second Place Justin Matthews from Smithtown, NY with a 4lbs 70z

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Sunday August 24th

Sunset Striper Slam
Capt Ant reports an Awesome Sunset Striper Slam. We had everything on the jigs last night bass, blues black sea bass and Big Porgies The Pool winner Marc Gonzalez From Massapequa, NY with a 28.5lb Striped Bass

Half Day Fluke AM & PM

We started the morning off with some nice sea bass. We found some porgies in the mix too. Then the fluke bite turned on with lots of shorts and some nice keepers mixed in. Everyone went home with some dinner. The morning first place pool winner was George Signorelli of Ronkonkoma with a 6.5lb fluke. In the afternoon there was plenty of action on the fluke grounds. We still have lots of shorts mixed in with some nice quality keepers. We also had plenty of sea bass. This afternoons pool winner was the lovely Maria Paula Sierra with a 5lb fluke.
Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports another good day of fishing today. We had a nice mix of nice sized porgies and sea bass. We also had about a half dozen fluke in the mix. Today’s first place pool winner was Sandy Amanuel from Manhattan with a 3.25lb porgy and in second place was Jose Rodriguez of Richmond Hill with a 4lb sea bass.
Midnight Moo Cow
Capt. Ant reports a Basstacular Midnight MooCow Madness excursion.  We took on the nasty northeast wind and went to Behemothland with a hearty crew who did an excellent job corralling the cows.  It was a steady pick all night long.  The first drift boated 5 and then we had 1-3 a drift with the exception of only 3 drifts.  90% of the fish were 30+ Moo’s as well, one of our better big fish trips in awhile.  While fishing was excellent last night was all about “Ponytail” Eric Cropper.  Eric has been night fishing the Starship since 1979 back when the Cartwright Bluefish Bonanza’s were the hot commodity.  Well 35 years later, Ponytail Eric accomplished his goal, a 50lb 12oz Rock Slob Behemoth MooCow Linesider.  The entire Viking family congratulates you Eric, well deserved and earned after all the effort you’ve put in over the years.
Obviously Eric took 1st Place but Lukasz Sokolowski was no slouch with his 47lb 13oz Behemoth.  Jesus of the Elbow Rewinsk had 4 to 38lbs (orl)Here are some shots, more to come later.
We still have room on our “Heart of Darkness” trip Monday 1030p – Tuesday 630a and will be fishing similar tide and location as last night.  If you want your trophy, get em while the getting is good!!!!!
On the local front not much to report other than a good old fashioned butt kicking by mother nature.  East wind against the flood tide made for unbearable driftingPat Chiarello all the way from Bellvue Washington took honors with a 24lb bass and Shawn Satris took 2nd.
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Saturday August 23rd

Half Day Fluke Pm Captain Steven Sr reports a great afternoon on the fluke grounds lots of action we had some nice keeper fluke along with some Jumbo sea bass and scup in the mix.
Pool Winner Jordan Schumann 15yrs Flemington, NJ 9.5lb Second Place Ryan Meltzer from Queens, NY with a 4.13lb sea bass

Montauk Local Porgies and  Jumbo Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports due to the strong winds early in the morning fishing started out slow as the day went on and the condition improved so did the fishing. The pool winner Alfred Davis with a 3.34 Edible pool winner Santana Juan , Bronx with a 4.5 sea bass

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Friday August 22

Block Island Behemoth

Capt Ant reports another very good trip to Behemothland.  We had extremely difficult drifting conditions and while we didn’t catch our first fish until 4 hours into the trip, the bite finally turned on and delivered many moo cows and one Behemoth at 40.9lbs caught by Justin Alicea from Sleepy Hollow.  Christos aka Fester took second with a 39lber and father in law Angelo D added a 31.  The King of the night was Jose Splash Ruiz with 4 keepers to 35lbs.  I guess that makes Paul Ryan the Queen with 3 to 36lbs.  Each retained their limit.  Don Mitchell was able to nail a high 30′s Moo Cow even with a bad wrist.   Looking forward to Midnight Madness as timing should be perfect for the feeding frenzy.

Half Day Fluke PM First & Second Place went to Mr Steve Pelosa from Howard Beach, NY  with a 5.2lb fluke and a 4.5lbs Sea Bass

Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports good porgy fishing today. We had mixed size porgies and some really nice sea bass up to 4lbs. Today’s pool winner was Denis from Union Dale NY with a 3lb porgy.

Half Day Fluke AM The pool winner Jay Adams from Belford, NJ 4.2lbs Second Place Anthony Sangimino from Nesconset, NY 4.1lbs

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Thursday August 21st

Night Striped Bass Jig and Eel Combo
Capt Ant reports a slow night. Slow drift, slow ends of tide and slow fishing. That being said James Daniels from Brooklyn nailed a Behemoth at 49lbs. The rock slobs love the slow tide but unfortunately only James could get one to cooperate.

Full Day Fluke and Sea Bass
Captain Carl reports a decent day on the full day boat. We had slow but steady fishing with both quality fluke and sea bass all day. It never got hot, but every drift produced a couple of each, and by days end added up. Chris Gray put on an absolute clinic catching 13 keeper fluke (orl) and Half Day Man had 6 (orl). They also had a bunch of sea bass. Chris Gray also won the fluke pool with a 7.1lb pounder and Erich Jung of Freeport won the sea bass pool with a 4.1 pounder.

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Half day Fluke PM The Pool Winner Carlos Hernandez From Yonkers, NY 5.3LB Second Place Frank Marra from Robinsville, NJ with a 4.6LB

Montauk Local Porgies and Jumbo Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a VERY GOOD day on the porgies and sea bass grounds first drop nice size porgies and sea bass. On the second drop we had a mixture of both sea bass and porgies alot of fish was catch on that second drop. The pool winner William Blyther from Queens,NY with a 3lb

Half Day Fluke AM
Capt Ant reports excellent fluking this morning on the StarShip despite a tough drift. Plenty of keepers, sea bass and scup and this savage 10.5lb Flukesaurus!!! The sharp angler was……Joan Emmanuel from Laurel Hollow, NY with a 10.5lb Second Place Macy Millones from Darien, CT with a 6.6lbs

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Wednesday August 20th

Behemoth Report
Capt Ant reports a Behemoth Blast last night on the big boy grounds. Once we got a drift it was game on, steady 3-4 a drift for the remainder of the evening for the most part and came very close to our limit. Many fisherman had their daily limit but honors go to 15 yo Jeremy Hernandez who has been fishing like a true Viking all week with his Dad. Jeremy nailed two beauties largest going 34lbs. The pool was a 40.8lb Behemoth by Steve Gershowitz.  Victoria Loutsiv did a beautiful job on her 32lb moo cow. Pat Ward had a 37lber. David Kocsis had a 38.4lber, Steve Krapf had a 38 even. Mike Siharij had a 31.6lber and Sam the Man had 4 total but orl. Fantastic night on the water!!!

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Anthony D reports once again we had an Excellent afternoon with a good number of fat keeper fluke with many Jumbo sea bass and some scup in the mix. The weather was Beautiful the fish were biting all in all a wonderful day to be on the water.The Pool Winner was Mike Smith from Floral Park, NY with 5.75lb

Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a much better day today on the porgies and sea bass grounds we had lots of nice size sea bass, porgies and some keeper fluke and 1 blue fish in the mix. The pool winner Mr Robert Batt with a nice 3.5lb porgy

Half Day Fluke Am
Capt Anthony D reports an Excellent morning of fishing we had steady action all morning  with a number of fat keeper fluke, sea bass and scup. The Pool winner Tony Quattrone, Mansey, Ny with a 4.25

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Tuesday August 18

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Anthony D reports an excellent afternoon of fishing. We had non stop action all afternoon with stuffed buckets all down the rail. We had nice sized fluke along with some sea bass and scup in the mis. All of our anglers will be eating well tonight! Today’s pool winner was Michael Shaye of Richmond VA with a nice 6.9lb fluke.

Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports an okay day of fishing today. It was a bit slower than yesterday, but not too bad but the bite was a little off. We still managed a nice catch of sea bass and porgies, both mixed in sizes. We had some really nice quality big sea bass today. Today’s first place pool winner was Robert Brown with a 2.75lb porgy and in second place was Jennifer Oliveiro of Manalapan NJ with a nice BIG 4.75 sea bass.

Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Anthony D reports the morning started out fast and furious with lots of action and a good number of nice sized fluke and sea bass along with some scup in the buckets. As the tide slowed, so did the bites, although we managed to get a few more keeper fish over the rail. Today’s first place pool winner was Ryan Maienczar of Massapequa with a nice 6.5lb fluke and in second place was Jose Valdivieso of Oyster Bay with a 4.7lb fluke.

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Monday August 18th

Sunset Striper Slam
Capt Ant reports a slow night on the local grounds.  Blues were chopping eels in half for the slower part of the tide and once we got the prime tide, the wind changed and held us up a bit.  We were able to find a few but other than a gorgeous sunset, a great crowd, and a beautiful night, fishing was definitely slow.

Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a good day of fishing today. It was steady action all day with both mixed sizes of porgies and sea bass. We also had some nice keeper fluke in the mix. Today’s first place pool winner was Jonathan Naranjan of Queens with a 3lb porgy and in second place was Sandy Amanuel of Manhattan with a nice 4.5lb sea bass.

Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Ant reports an Awesome morning with tons of fluke and sea bass a true bail job. The pool winner Philip Hunt From Lindenhurst, NY with a 7.3lbs

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Sunday August 17

Night Striped Bass Midnight Moo Cow Madness
On the Midnight trip we went back to the same grounds to see if the fish we marked were hungry.  They were thankfully but still not very aggressive as we picked our way through the night and morning.  Overall a good trip. A few guys had their limit and most had 1 for the table.  We also had a slew of blues and sea bass who were hungry enough to inhale the eels. First place pool winner was Matthew Sheehy of Moriches with a 33.75lb striped bass, and in second was Michael Collins of Sayville with a 32.35lb striped bass.   Here are some pix with the gorgeous sun rising as we head west:

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Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Stephan Francis reports the morning trip had a lot of beautiful sea bass with some jumbo porgies mixed in. Fluking was a little slow, but still managed a couple nice keepers up to 6lbs! Todays pool winner was Carol Miller of Oyster Bay with a 6lb fluke.

Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports an okay day of fishing today. It started out slow and we had to search around a bit, but when we found them and were able to put a decent catch together. We had some really nice sized fish today, both porgies and sea bass. There were also a handful of nice keeper fluke. Today’s first place pool winner was Jangsung Choi of the Bronx with a 3.5lb porgy and in second place was Jude Regis of Brooklyn with a nice big 4.5lb sea bass.

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Saturday Aug 16

Night Striped Bass Jig & Eel Combo
Capt Ant reports a tale of two tides for the 6p trip and the Midnight Madness trip.  One being fair and the other, well let’s just say painful.
On the 6p we had wind against Ebb tide and the Starship felt like it was drifting in mud.  We had plenty of marks but I’m thinking the slower speed prevented a feeding frenzy that was the night before.  Even the blues weren’t as abundant.  We only managed a couple of keepers, a Moo Cow by James Esposito of Shoreham at 30lbs and an 18lber by Martin Wellen Dowd from NYC for 2nd.

Half Day Fluke Pm
A full report will followThe Pool winner  10 year old Tim Tomczyk from Larchmont, NY with a 6.1lb Second Place Angelo Demetroulakos from Brooklyn, NY with a 4.7lb

Half Day Fluke Am
A full report will follow The pool winner David Mcgilvray from Port Jeff, NY with a 4.8ln Second Place Paul Affrunti from Franklin Square, NY with a 3.0lb sea bass

Full Day Fluke and Sea Bass
Captain Carl reports a tough day today on the full day boat. We started off catching a lot of sea bassbut not much fluke. So we hunted around, but didn’t find anything good to work on, so it ended up a slow day.

Montauk Local Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a better day of fishing today than it has been the last few days. We hit more spots and there were plenty of fish. We had a steady pick all day. We also had 4 nice keeper fluke on the boat. Today’s first place pool winner was Ely Letada of Fairlawn, NJ with a 3lb porgy and in second place was Kevin Meigar of Brentwood with a 5lb fluke.

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