Sunday July 24

1/2 Day AM
Captain Liam reports a lot of action this morning on the Viking Stariper. We had a few keepers along with some porgies and sea bass mixed in. The pool winner was Stephanie Blieka from Montauk, NY with a 4lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Seabass
Captain Dave reports a good day of fishing. We had nicer size fish today. We had more of the larger sized porgies and most had their limit of seabass. We also had a couple of fluke and striped bass. The first place pool winner was Pauel Gomez from Bronx, NY with a 3 1/2lb porgy. The edible pool winner was Angel Hernandez from Brooklyn, NY with a 10lb striped bass.

Viking FiveStar Tuna Trip
We had a great start to an early tuna season! It was our first trip of the 2016 season and it was a good one for the books and things look like they are heating up! We had some really nice yellowfins, 1 big eye, a couple albacore and a nice pile of mahi mahi! We are impatiently waiting for our next trip!
We are mostly booked up for August and September- call our office to book your next private charter with the Viking FiveStar!
Our split charter tuna trips will be starting in August.
The first trip is at 48 Hour Tuna trip and will depart on Wed Aug 3rd at 3pm and return on Fri Aug 5th at 3pm with a fare of $950 per person. There are 8 spots available.
Call our office for more availability and to book your reservation! 631-668-5700 ext: 0

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Saturday July 23

Night Striped Bass
Capt Carl reports a pretty good night of Bass Fishing on the Viking Star. It took a while for the tide and conditions to get right, and once they did the big Stripers started biting! We caught well for about an hour with many quality moo cows coming over the rails until they shut down again. Gary Jensen took the first place pool with a 39 pounder, and Mikey Nelson took second with a 37.7 pounder!

Half Day Fluke AM
Capt Dave G reports a good morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. There was a beautiful breeze and a nice drift. We had lots of fluke, with plenty of keepers to go around. Today’s first place pool winner was Robert Silvestro of Smithtown with a 5.2lb fluke and in second place was Brian Clancy, also of Smithtown, with 4.8lb fluke. Also an honorable mention goes out to Nicole Acocella of New Rochelle with a nice 7lb fluke! She would have taken the pool, but due to her lack of faith in her own fishing skills, she did not enter the pool. Next time Nicole!

Montauk Jumbo Summer Porgies & Seabass
Captain Dave M reports a tough day of fishing aboard the Viking Starship. There was a big crowd as well as conditions being tough. There was a strong tide and it was a little windy. Despite this there was a good catch with plenty of Porgies and Seabass. Our first place winner was Andrzej Zukowski from Maspeh New York with a nice 4.5lb Porgy. Second place went to Almir Batista from Kearney New Jersey whose Seabass came in at 5lbs.

Full Day Fluke & Seabass
Captain Sarah reported a mixed day of fishing aboard the Viking Stariper. The fluke wwere quite elusive for us today though we did end up with some nice sized ones. The Seabass on the other hand were hungry and biting, we had our boat limit of big sized Sea bass. We also caught some Porgies and Blue. All in all not a bad day! Pool winner to follow.

1/2 Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G Dave G reports a great afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had a nice drift in the breeze. There were plenty of nice size fluke all around the boat. We also caught nice sea bass and porgies. The pool winner was Christos Farantatos from Croten on Hudson with a 4.1lb Fluke.

 

 

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Fri July 22

Bass Charter
Captain Sarah reports a great morning of fishing aboard the Viking Stariper. There was wonderful bunch on board. Though it was a bit windy the anglers were still able to hook and land some impressive Striped Bass. They also brought in a pair of big blues. High fives and smiles all around!

1/2 Day Fluke AM
Capt Dave G reports a tough morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star in very breezy conditions. Still they managed a few keeper fluke along with sea bass and porgies. The first place pool winner was Ryan Rosati from West Islip New York with a 4.1lb Fluke. Followed closely by Peter DeMetropolis from Queens New York with a 4lb Fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Summer Porgies & Seabass
Captain Dave reports a good morning of Porgy fishing aboard the Viking Starship. There was lots of little fish to sift through but they still managed to get a lot of good sized fish. As well as lots of nice sized Porgies there were half a dozen Fluke and lots of Seabass up to 4lbs, everyone also reached their Seabass limits. The pool winner was Mark Cho from Manhattan NY with a 3.75 lb Porgy.

Montauk LongRange LTD Passenger Behemoth Night Striped Bass
Capt Carl reports another EPIC night of Giant Striped Bass catching tonight! The bite was on fire as soon as we started fishing with all quality moo cows bending the rods and hitting the decks! Once again, they were all big jumbo size in the 25-35 lb class, and we ended up Again with a full boat limit of behemoths! Gary “Big Fish” Young took the pool with a 44.7 pounder!

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Thurs July 21

Half Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a great afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had difficult conditions with the wind against the tide, but we managed to catch really nice size fluke and sea bass. The pool winner was Bernie Reynolds of Babylon, NY with a nice 6.2lb fluke.

Full Day Fluke and Sea Bass
Captain Sarah reports that the sea bass were biting hard on the today on the full day boat. We had our limit of beautiful big sea bass with several over 5lbs. The fluke were a bit more picky, though we ended up with a decent amount. A fun time was had by all. The pool winner was Angelica Iacobucci of St. Charles, IL with a nice 6.5lb fluke.

1/2 Day Fluke AM
Capt Dave G reports a good morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had beautiful weather and good conditions. We ended up with a mixed bag of fluke, sea bass and a few porgies. Today’s pool winner was Christian Calming from Sweeden with 3.5lb Fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Summer Porgies & Seabass
Captain Dave M reports a good day of fishing aboard the Viking Starship with lots of nice fish. They caught a mixed bag with two stripers, some fluke, and everyone filled their limits of Seabass. The pool winner was Gabriel Latef from Astoria, Queens with a 3lb Porgy.

Sunset Jigging Striped Bass and Bottom Fishing
Captain Dave reports good striped bass fishing. The pool winner was Dave Kaminski from New Jersey with a 42.2lb striped bass.

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Wed July 20

1/2 Day Fluke PM
Captain Joe reports an excellent afternoon of fishing on the Viking Star. We had some nice sea bass and porgies in the mix as well as some really nice sized fluke. Looks like a new batch of fish is moving in! Today’s pool winner was Thomas Tana of Commack NY with a nice 6.2lb fluke. Full report to follow.

1/2 Day Fluke AM
Captain Joe reports great fishing this morning. Fluking was very good and there were also some jumbo porgies and seabass in the mix. The first place pool winner was Jenny Klug from Leesburg, VA with a 5.5lb fluke. The second place pool winner was Katie McAulely from Huntington, NY with a 4.5lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Seabass
Captain Dave reports okay fishing today. There were a lot of smaller fish mixed in today. We also had a bunch of fluke and 1 striped bass. With the strange moon tide the fishing was a bit off. First Place pool winner was Ifa Gordon from Bronx with a 3lb porgy. The second place pool winner was Harold Bussey from Brooklyn with a 5lb bluefish.

Eco & Scenic Lighthouse Tour
Captain Sarah reports a beautiful ride on the water today during the eco tour. We hauled our traps and were able to collect some hermit and spider crabs. We caught some interesting things in the dredge, we even caught some squid eggs! We had a scenic ride past the lighthouse and a cool ride in on a hot day!

Montauk LongRange LTD Passenger Behemoth Night Striped Bass
Capt Carl reports EPIC striped bass fishing aboard the Viking Starship tonight! We had a sold out crowd and our anglers enjoyed a full boat limit of mighty moo cow Bass! Most fish were in the 25-35 lb class with a few smaller and a few bigger! Chris Luke from Southampton, NY took the pool again with a 43.9 lb Behemoth Striped Bass, and we didn’t catch the name of the second place winner but the fish was 39.8 lbs.

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Tues July 19

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Joe reports a great afternoon of fluke fishing! The fluke gods were with us this afternoon as young 11 year old Anthony McBride took the pool with a doormat fluke of 11.25lbs! Everyone else had their fill of fluke too, along with some sea bass and porgies.

Montauk Lighthouse and Eco Tour
Capt Sarah reports we had a great group out on the Eco tour today. We pulled our traps and looked at all the crabs we caught- lots of spider crabs and hermits today! We threw the dredger in the water and were able to examine different types of seaweed and micro organisms. The trip was rounded off with a nice ride past the lighthouse for some great pictures! Great fun for all! Join us again tomorrow from 2-4pm! Call the office for reservations at 631-668-5700.

1/2 Day Fluke AM
Captain Joe D reports a good day of fishing aboard the Viking Star with lots of action for the whole trip. There was a mixed bag with lots of Porgies, Seabass, Fluke and even two Mackerel.  The pool winner today was Aidan Kearns from Brooklyn with a nice 4.2lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Summer Porgies & Seabass.
Captain Dave M reports a very good day of fishing aboard the Viking Starship. There was a nice mix and some decent sized Porgies. There was plenty of nice Seabass caught too, up to 4lbs, and everyone had a handful. The pool winner was Harry Baldwin from Dix Hills a 3.7lb Porgy.

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Mon July 18

Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Seabass
Captain Dave reports a good trip this morning. We had a nice pile of medium to large size porgies caught on one drop. We also had some seabass, striped bass, bluefish and fluke. The pool winner was Luis Mancia from Uniondale, NY with a 3 1/2 lb porgy.

1/2 Day Fluke-AM
Captain Joe reports a very good morning on the Viking Star. We had a lot of action with a mix of mostly fluke and seabass. Even Viking Alex Briand went home with a big bag of fluke! The pool winner was Sam Fishman from Flushing, Queen with a 4lb fluke.

1/2 Day fluke PM
Captain Joe reports a tough day of fishing aboard the Viking Star due to the breezy conditions. The anglers persevered and still managed to bring in a good catch.  There was lots of fluke and Seabass caught and everyone on board went home with some fish. Today’s pool winner was Henry Fleming from Hartsdale NY with a big 5.3lb fluke.

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Sun July 17

1/2 Day-AM
Captain Liam reports a good morning on the Viking Stariper. We had fluke, porgies and sea bass. The highlight of the trip was the 4 foot Thresher Shark hooked and brought to the side of the boat!!The first place pool winner was Patrick Sarsfield from Connecticut with a 4.7lb fluke. The second place pool winner was Mike Savage from Northport, NY with a 4.5lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Seabass
Captain Dave reports a decent day of fishing on the Viking Star. We mainly had mixed size porgies with a few seabass. The first place pool winner was Duke Brown from Brooklyn, NY with a 3lb porgy. The edible pool winner was Fredy Mora from East Hampton, NY with a 3 1/2 lb seabass.

1/2 Day-PM
Captain Liam reports a slower afternoon. The fluke we did have were nice. We didn’t have many porgies or seabass. The pool winner was Terri Coleman from Holbrook, NY with a 3 1/2lb fluke.

Sunset Jigging Striped Bass
Captain Dave reports a slower night on the jigging trip. We ended up with a couple of nice bass in the 30lb range.

Whale Watching
Another Banner Day! Whales & Dolfins
We started in fog, but had reports of whales and knew (hoped?) the fog would lift. The fog lifted and whales were found. 8 fin whales were photographed along with a quick view of a minke. The whales were spread over a 2 mile radius. 4 mom/calf pairs of fin whales were great to see. On our way back 120 common dolfins.

Totals:
-8 Fin whales
-1 Minke whale
-120 Short-beaked common dolphins
-12 Cory’s Shearwaters
-14 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
-1 Manx shearwater
-2 Blue sharks

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Sat July 16

1/2 Day Fluke AM
Capt Dave G reports a great morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We started slow at slack tide, but once the tide started, we caught lots of keeper fluke, sea bass and porgies. Our first place pool winner was Joe Malanga from Delia Terrace, Clark, NJ, a member of RBAC fishing club with a 5.5lb fluke. Second place went to Howard Fox from Montauk NY whose fluke came in at 5lbs.

Montauk Jumbo Summer Porgies
Captain Dave reports a good day of fishing aboard the Viking Starship. There was lots of smaller fish mixed in and a few Seabass too. The first place pool winner was David Thomas from Newark NJ with a 2.75lb Porgy. Second place went to Shawn Singh from Brooklyn with 12lb Seabass.

1/2 Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports that fishing was a bit slower this afternoon on the Viking Star. Still we managed to put together a decent catch with a couple of keeper fluke along with plenty of porgies and sea bass. The pool winner was 10 year old Garen Bogash from Mastic with a 5.1lb fluke!

Full Day Fluke & Seabass
Captain Sarah reports an epic day of fishing today aboard the Viking Stariper. Large fluke were coming over the rails all day long. Most anglers went home with their limits of Fluke and Seabass. We ended up with 10 fluke over 5lbs. Our pool winner for the day was Josh Park from Flushing NY with a big 7lb fluke.

Night Striped Bass
Captain Steven Sr reports a slow night of fishing. The ebb tide started late, but when it did we had a few bass come over the rails, along with some bluefish. The largest striped bass was 45lbs.

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Fri July 15

Montauk Jumbo Summer Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports the summer jumbos have moved out. We anchored up a bunch of times and managed to put together a nice catch- we had porgies, sea bass, some fluke, blues and a few striped bass. Today’s first place pool winner was Adam Saler of Brooklyn with a 3lb porgy and in second place was Phillip Clarke of Wyandanch with a nice 4lb sea bass.

1/2 Day Fluke AM
Cap Dave G reports a great morning of fishing. We had beautiful weather and great fishing conditions, with lots of keeper fluke, big sea bass and porgies in the mix. Everyone went home with plenty of fish. The pool winner was Bill Donovan from Norwalk, CT with a nice 7.4 lb fluke!

1/2 Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a good afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We caught some nice fluke and sea bass right away, but then the tide slacked off and fishing slowed a bit but we caught sea bass and porgies. When the tide picked up, so did the bite. Overall it was a good trip and everyone went home with fish. Pool winner to follow.

Long Range LTD Passenger Behemoth Night Striped Bass
Captain Steven Sr reports good fishing last night on the long range trip. We had a lot of nice fish brought on. The pool winner was Andre Kissoom from Queens with a 45lb bass.

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Thurs July 14

1/2 Day Fluke AM
Capt Dave G reports a good morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star despite the unsettled weather. We started the trip catching some nice keeper fluke. Then we began to catch sea bass and porgies. Everyone need up with a nice catch. The pool winner was Mike Schneider from Oakdale with a nice 5lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Summer Porgies & Seabass
Captain Dave M reports a tough start to fishing aboard the Viking Starship. There was lots of little fish at the start and they had to make a few moves but eventually they came across some nice big fish. It ended up being a good day of fishing with plenty of Seabass caught as well as some fluke and even a keeper Striper. The pool winner was Alberto Rivera from the Bronx with a 4lb Porgy.

Full Day Fluke & Seabass
Captain Sarah reports rough sea conditions today aboard the Viking Stariper. There was a strong south wind but they still managed to put together a great trip. We started off with a good steady pick of Sea bass and porgy. As the day progressed we caught plenty of keeper fluke with some anglers catching their limits! Our pool winner today was Zack Foster from Balto, Md with a big 7.2lb fluke.

1/2 Day Fluke PM
Captain Dave G reports a tough afternoon on the Viking Star. We had a fast drift due to the breeze which made for difficult conditions. We still managed to put together a catch of keeper fluke, seabass and porgies. The pool winner was Diane Nicosia from Brooklyn, NY with a 5lb fluke

Sunset Striped Bass and Bottomfishing
Captain Dave reports a very slow night aboard the Viking Starship. We had slack water and not much tide making for a slow evening. We had one short striped bass and some porgies and seabass.

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Wed July 13

Long Range LTD Passenger Behemoth Night Striped Bass
Capt Carl reports a SOLID night of Behemoth Bass fishing aboard the Viking Starship. We had a slow but steady pick of all XXL moo cow Striped Bass! Some drifts were better than others and we ended up just a couple fish shy of our boat limit. Most fish were in the 25-40 pound class, with a pair of moo cows weighing in at 47 lbs, and Bill Barasch of Plainview, NY took the pool with a 51 lb 10 oz Behemoth Bass! 

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Joe reports a tough afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Star today. We were able to manage a decent catch of fluke and some porgies mixed in and everyone went home with some fish for dinner. Pool winner to follow.

Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Joe reports a good morning of fishing this morning aboard the Viking Star. It was a little tough half way through with the wind against tide, but we still managed a decent catch of fluke, porgies and sea bass. Today’s first place pool winner was Griffin O’Shea of Babylon with a 2.5lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Summer Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a much slower day than we have been seeing lately aboard the Viking Starship. We did manage a decent catch of porgies and we had a nice catch of decent size sea bass. Overall it was an okay day. Today’s first place pool winner was Bobby Reid of Harlem with a 3.3lb porgy, and in second place was Stephen Li of Philadelphia 4.8lb sea bass.

 

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Tues July 12

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Joe reports a very good afternoon of fishing! We had a nice mess of fluke along with lots of sea bass with some scup. Overall it was a great day! Pool winners to follow.

Montauk Jumbo Summer Porgies and Seabass
Captain Dave M reports a slow start to fishing aboard the Viking Starship today. They had to make a bunch of moves but eventually ended up with good fishing. It was mostly Porgies caught with a few Seabass thrown in. There was also two fluke caught and some bluefish. Today’s pool winner was Sargent McBride from Staten Island with a nice 3lb Porgy.

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Mon July 11

Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports very good fishing on the Viking Starship this morning. We had very nice quality porgies and everyone had some sea bass. There were also 2 keeper striped bass and about 5 or 6 throwbacks. The pool winner was Milton Howell from Brooklyn, NY with a 2.5lb porgy.

Half Day-AM
Captain Joey D reports non-stop action and happy anglers on the AM trip. We had a nice mix of fluke, porgies and sea bass. There was also one bluefish caught. The pool winner was Lia Taber from Jersey City, NJ with a 5lb fluke.

Half Day-PM
Captain Joey D reports another good trip today. The conditions were absolutely beautiful and we had plenty of action this afternoon. We had fluke, sea bass, plenty of porgies and 1 blue fish. Capt. John Darrico from Montauk was the pool winner with an 8.8lb fluke.

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Sun July 10

Half Day AM
Captain Liam reports a slow start this morning due to slack tide, but they had a good finish. They had good action with a lot of sea bass. The pool winner was Sean Johnson from Ronkonkoma, NY with a 6.2lb fluke that was caught at the last whistle.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports good fishing today. We had some smaller scup in the mix today. We also had a handful of sea bass and one striped bass. The pool winner was Agnaldo Gomes from Newark, NJ with a 3lb porgy.

Half Day PM
Captain Liam reports a fantastic afternoon. We had a lot of action with short fluke and the sea bass fishing was awesome with nice big sea bass coming over the rails. The first place pool winner was Robin Funk from NY, NY with a 6.4lb fluke. The second place pool winner was Spence Bennett from Lindenhurst, NY with a 5.8lb fluke.

Sunset Striped Bass & Bottom Fishing
Captain Dave reports a nice trip with plenty of action. We had a couple of nice keeper striped bass and bluefish as well as some porgies. Pool winners to follow.

Whale Watching
SPECTACULAR TRIP!! 2 Species of Whales and 2 Species of Dolfins
Today’s trip couldn’t have been better! We found a leatherback and bottlenose dolfins (60) shortly after passing Montauk Light. Before 11:30am we found our fin whales. We spent time with 5 fin whales (1 singleton & 2 mother/calf pairs). There were 2 minkes and 3 other fin whales in the area. Great views of 5 fin whales were had. As we headed home, we found an aggregation of 120 short-beaked common dolfins. They swam to us and around us, rode our bow, vocalized and gave us a great chance to watch them. Also, tons of birds. (See list below)
8 fin whales, 2 minke whales, 60 bottlenose dolfins, 120 short-beaked common dolfins, 1 leatherback turtle, 79 Wilson’s storm petrels, 1 sooty shearwater, 9 Cory’s shearwaters, 3 Manx shearwaters, 11 short billed dowichers.

 

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