Sat Aug 27

Night Striped Bass
Capt Carl reports just an OK night on the bass boat tonight. We had to wait a while for the tide change and once the ebb started we started to pick away at mixed size bass, with some big ones, some smaller good eating sized ones, and some shorts. Considering that the ebb tide has not been too friendly to us this year, we were happy with a fair catch of bass onboard tonight. Mesias Sorcha came all the way up from Ecuador to take the pool with a 31 lb bass, while Jorge Arizaga from Flanders, NY split second place with Grettel Estrada of Southampton, NY with 29.8 lb twins with fins striped bass.

1/2 Day Fluke – AM
Capt Dave G reports a great morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had lots of nice sized fluke, and big sea bass and porgies. It was a beautiful morning on the water. The first place pool winner was Stephanie Blieka from Montauk, NY with a 6.6 lb fluke. The second place pool winner was Santo Fiordimalva from Ardsley, NY with a 6.5lb fluke.

Jumbo Porgies & Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports good fishing aboard the Viking Starship. We had mixed sized porgies, some sea bass, about 6 decent sized fluke and a striped bass. The first place pool winner was Alex Costa from Hillside, NJ with a 3 1/2 lb porgy. The second place pool  winner was Lesley Smith from Elmont, NY with a 17lb striped bass.

1/2 Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a nice afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We started slowly at slack tide, but once the tide started to run, the fish started to bite! We ended up with a nice catch of keepers fluke, sea bass and porgies. The pool winners was Antonio Eseada from Elizabeth, NJ with a 6lb Fluke.

Full Day Fluke and Seabass.
Full day fishing was as hot as the weather today! We had jumbo sized Fluke and Seabass coming over the rails all morning. The bite slowed down for a bit as the tides changed but we managed to put some super nice fish on board as the tide started moving again. Such a beautiful day of fishing and weather. The first place pool winner was Ki Sun Kang from NYC with a big 7.9lb Fluke. Second place went to Carlos A Casasola from Roosevelt with a 7.2lb Fluke.

 

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Friday Aug 26

Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a good day of porgy fishing today aboard the Viking Starship. We had a good catch of mixed sized porgies and sea bass with a few fluke and a couple blues. The first place pool winner was Magdy Elsharouny of Rosland with a 3lb porgy and in second place was Han Jin from Closter, NJ with a 4.5lb fluke.

Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Dave G reports a slow start but a good finish to this morning’s trip aboard the Viking Star in breezy conditions. We had some keeper fluke, porgies and sea bass, along with a lot of action with shorts, which were all returned unharmed. Today’s pool winners were Ken Caruso of Sag Harbor and Luke McQuade of London with a 6lb fluke.

Half Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a great afternoon of fluke fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had beautiful conditions and nice drifts. There were a lot of keepers, and many nice sized ones.The pool winner was Kevin Russel from Warwick NY with a nice 8.1lb Fluke!

 

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Thurs Aug 25th

Half Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a slower afternoon on the Viking Star. Still we managed to put together a catch of fluke, sea bass and porgies. The first place pool winner was Heather Gillis of Port Washington with a 6.9lb fluke and in second place was 7 year old Timmy Gallivan of Pelham with a 6.8lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a very good day aboard the Viking Starship. We had a steady pick all day of mixed size porgies and sea bass. Today’s first place pool winner was Raphael Evans of Huntington with a 3.5lb porgy and in second place was Jack Duong of Philly with a nice big 6lb fluke.

1/2 Day Fluke AM
Capt Dave G reports a great morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had a bunch of real nice keeper Fluke and also jumbo Porgies and Seabass. Today’s first place pool winner was Mike Garandal of New Hyde Park with a 7.5lb fluke and in second place was Trevor Brosdal of East Northport with a 5.8lb fluke.

Full Day Fluke
Captain Sarah reports a great day of fishing aboard the Viking Stariper. The flukes were biting early and we picked up a unch of large keepers! The seabass were chewing as well and we limited out on big Seabass by the end of the trip. Shout out to the Lady Reelers whose president, Lynda was high hook and pool winner today! Lynda Tuttle, from Oakdale NY won with a 7.4lb Flule. Second place went to Paul Bilozuv of East End Anglers from Lindenhurst NY with a 6.3lb Fluke.

Sunset Striped Bass
Capt Dave reports a slow night of striped bass and bottom fishing. We caught a couple of striped bass and sea bass. The pool winner was Dante Fiordimalva from Ardsley, NY with a 29lb striped bass.

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Wed Aug 24

Long Range Night Striped Bass
Capt Carl reports a solid night of bass fishing on the Viking Starship! We had to wait a while for them to bite… The outgoing tide still hasn’t produced much for us, but as the flood tide got going, the cows started chewing. We picked away at fish mixed size but the majority in the XL size class. Brandon Bellairs from Levitown, NY took the pool with a 39 lb beautiful Striped Bass.

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Joey D reports a very good afternoon of fishing with perfect weather aboard the Viking Star. We had nice big fishing coming up today- nice fluke, porgies and sea bass. Today’s first place pool winner was Bill Farley of Westbury with a nice 7.2lb and in second place was 14 year old Peter Bisulea Sayville with a 6.2lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Sea Bass
Capt Dave reports very good fishing on the Viking Starship today. We had a steady pick of porgies all morning by the lighthouse. We also had some sea bass, 8 keeper fluke and a couple of blue fish. The first place pool winner was Bob Sunslain from Tarpon Springs, FL with a 3lb porgy. The second place pool winner was Ben Auyung from Staten Island, NY with a 6lb fluke.

1/2 Day Fluke – AM
Capt Joey D reports great fishing this morning. We had great conditions and we caught a lot of fish. We had big keeper fluke, seabass and jumbo porgies. The first place pool winner was Ron Yaish from Bergenfield, NJ with a 5.5 lb fluke. The second place pool winner was Frank Zadrazil from Eastport, NY with a 5lb fluke.

Eco Tour
Capt Sarah reports a lot of fun today on the Eco Tour. Our boat load of kiddies were able to look at and touch different kinds of crabs and even lobster. We also caught a small grass eel and juvenile sea bass! We ended the trip with a ride past the lighthouse for pics. A fun and educational trip.

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Tuesday August 23

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Joe reports a really good afternoon of fishing today. We had a nice catch of fluke, porgies and sea bass. Today’s pool winner was 10 year old Nick Piazza of Selden with a nice 5.6lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a nice day of fishing today aboard the Viking Starship. Everyone had their fill of nice sized porgies and sea bass and also we had some nice fluke to 5lbs. Today’s pool winner was Hung Lee of Brooklyn with a 4.3lb porgy.

Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Joe reports a very nice morning on the Viking Star today. It was a bit slow in the beginning but once we got moving we got a good drift and it set the tone for the rest of the trip. We had nice sized porgies, sea bass and fluke. Mary Poppin’s had a nice 5.4 pounder in the boat! Today’s first place pool winner was Christos Maniatis of Brooklyn with a nice 7.2lb fluke and in second place was Tom Byrnes of Sag Harbor with a 6.5lb fluke.

 

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Monday Aug 22

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Joe reports a good afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had fluke, porgies and sea bass. Honorable mention goes out to Christine and Terry- there was a 4 foot Mako shark on Christine’s fluke that she reels in all the way to the boat! And Terry had a nice big fluke that unfortunately escaped the net. Nice job today ladies! Today’s pool winner was David Carrick of Dublin, Ireland with a nice 6.2lb fluke.

Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Joe reports a beautiful morning on the water aboard the Viking Star. We managed a nice catch of fluke and sea bass. The pool winner today was A. Coleman of Limerick, Ireland with a nice 3.4lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports excellent fishing today aboard the Viking Starship. We had some really nice sized fish today and it was a nice mess of porgies and sea bass. We also had some fluke and blues in the mix. Joe Brown of Brooklyn with a 3lb porgy.

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Sun Aug 21

Montauk Sunset Striped Bass & Bottom Fishing
Captain Dave reports slow fishing last night on the Viking Starship. We only had a few shorts and no keepers.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Sea Bass
Capt Dave reports despite the rough conditions this morning we had an excellent bite at the lighthouse. We then moved toward Block Island and had a good mix of porgies and sea bass. The first place pool winner was Arris from NYC with a 3lb porgy. The second place pool winner was Margartio Cabrera from Brookly, NY with a 5lb sea bass.

1/2 Day Fluke-AM
Capt Liam reports a good start this morning on the Viking Stariper. We had an early bite with nice fluke and sea bass, but then is slowed down. The pool winner was Christos Maniatis with a 5lb fluke.

Whale Watching
Long trip but no whales. We headed out and covered over 50 nautical miles but had no luck finding whales or dolphins. Even the balls of krill near Montauk Point had nothing feeding on them. We will try again next week.
 
Totals:
-46 wilson’s storm petrals
-3 corey’s shearwaters
-1 great shearwaters
-7 Red Necked phalaropes
-5 other phalaropes
 


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Sat Aug 20

Night Striped Bass
Capt Carl reports a great night of bass fishing on the Viking Starship! After a few drifts of nothing, they turned on and the rest of the night we had good steady action catching 2-7 big bass each drift! They were hungry and we were on them! Joseph Sikula from Queens, NY took the pool with a 40.8 pounder, and Damien Smith from Brooklyn, NY took second with a 38.7 pounder!

Half Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a good afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We caught fluke sea bass and porgies. Pool winners to follow.

Full Day Fluke and Sea Bass
Captain Sarah reports a superb day fishing aboard the Viking Stariper. Every drift bought keeper fluke and sea bass over the rails. The fluke were large sized with only a few shorts. The sea bass we impressive as well. Ki Sun Kang was the pool winner with a nice 7.4lb fluke.

Half Day Fluke AM
Capt Dave G reports a good morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had a lot of fluke and sea bass on the boat. There were a lot of shorts in the mix which are returned unharmed, but there were also plenty of keepers to go around.  The first place pool winner was Angelo Demetroulakos from Brooklyn with a 5.5 lb. Fluke and in second place was Victor Voillgo of Brooklyn with a 5.2lb fluke.

Viking Fivestar 48 hour Tuna trip.
Tuna fishing remains slow after our last couple trips there has been a lot of life around but no numbers of tuna. We have seen a couple albacore and yellow fin around but not many. We did had good numbers of quality mahi a hand full of white Marlin and some wahoo. We are hoping to see an improvement in the fishing after this full moon.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a good day of fishing aboard the Viking Starship. There bite was strong and they caught plenty of nice sized Porgies and Seabass as well as some keeper Fluke. The pool winner today was Alcede Vargas from Bayshore NY with a 3lb Porgy and second place went to Lenny Macaluso from Merrick NY with  a 4lb Fluke.

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Friday Aug 19

1/2 Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a good afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had great drift conditions and caught plenty of fluke, sea bass and porgies. The pool winners were Andrew Hershberger from Ringwoood New Jersey with a 6.75lb Fluke and Jim Kissmer from Ronkonkoma NY winning his second pool of the day with a 5.62lb Fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports an okay day of fishing today aboard the Viking Starship. We had lots of smaller fish today so we mad a couple moves and found a decent pick of mixed sized of both porgies and sea bass. Today’s first place pool winner was Samuel Gomez of Brentwood with a 2.5lb porgy.

Half Day Fluke AM
Capt Dave G reports a good morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. The bite was on and lasted all morning. We had big keeper fluke, jumbo porgies and plenty of sea bass. The pool winners were David Hillman from Port Washington, NY with a 5,9 lb Fluke and Jim Kissmer from Ronkonkoma NY with a 5.75 lb Fluke.

1/2 Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a good afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had great drift conditions and caught plenty of fluke, sea bass and porgies. The pool winners were Andrew Hershberger from Ringwoood New Jersey with a 6.75lb Fluke and Jim Kissmer from Ronkonkoma NY winning his second pool of the day with a 5.62lb Fluke.

LongRange Behemoth Striped Bass
Capt Carl reports a phenomenal night of bass fishing on the Viking Starship! From the first drift we started catching big quality Stripers and every drift after saw multiple hook ups with multiple moo cows. We had a capacity crowd and a full boat limit of bass mostly in the 20-30 lb class with  MANY over 30 lbs and a couple in the smaller class. The best part was having Jen Haase from East Northport, NY who came to enjoy her birthday on a beautiful and bountiful night of bass catching win the pool with a 37.5 pound moo cow linesider!

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Thursday Aug 18

Montauk Sunset Striped Bass & Bottom Fishing
Captain Dave reports that the fish were biting very well last night on eels. We had a bunch of nice sized striped bass. The pool winner was Nick Difusco with a 41 lb striped bass.

Full Day Fluke and Sea Bass
Captain Sarah had a phenomenal day of fishing today aboard the Viking Stariper. Plenty of large fluke and sea bass came over the rails. We limited out on big sea bass with many over 4lbs. The fluke were large and hungry with many over 5lbs. Everyone caught keepers today! The first place pool winner was Gus Plaganos of Staten Island with a nice 7.9lb fluke and in second place was Joe Yuditsky of Kings Park with a 6.8lb fluke.

Half Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a nice afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had lots of sea bass and some nice keeper fluke. The pool was a tie today between Rob McGowan of East Meadow and Jack Zimmerman of Briarcliff Manor both with a 4.1lb fluke.

1/2 Day Fluke AM
Capt Dave G reports a decent morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. There was a lot of short fluke and sea bass in the mix that were returned unharmed. We did manage a few nice keepers. The pool winner was Tommy Euars of NC with a 6lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a good day of fishing today aboard the Viking Starship. We had mixed sized fish today with some nice sea bass, a couple fluke and a codfish. Today’s first place pool winner was Hook Ceazer of Queens with a 2.75lb porgy and in second place was Frank Malave of Monroe with a 4.75lb sea bass.

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Wed Aug 17

Half Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a slower start to the afternoon trip but a good finish. We started with a strong breeze and a difficult drift. Then the winds lessened and the bite improved. We ended up with a decent catch of fluke, sea bass and porgies. There were a lot of shorts mixed in, but enough keepers for all.

1/2 Day Fluke – AM
Capt Dave G reports a good morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had breezy conditions and the fish were biting. We ended up with some nice keeper fluke, plenty of sea bass and a few porgies. The first place pool winner was James R from Hollywood, FL with a 6lb fluke and the there was a tie for second place between Nick Faber from Massapequa, NY and Bruce Dannan from Locust Valley, NY each with 4lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Seabass
Capt Dave reports slower fishing today with the tough wind and tide conditions. We had a slow pick of mixed size porgies. We also had a handful of seabass, fluke and trigger fish. The pool winner was Tina Nichols from Brooklyn, NY with a 3.4lb porgy. The second place pool winner was Spoony witha 4 1/2lb trigger fish.

LongRange Behemoth Bass
Capt Carl reports a pretty good night fishing on the Viking Starship. The bite was on as soon as we started fishing with all big quality moo cows coming over the rails and multiple fish on multiple drifts. Eventually, the tide slacked off so there was a lull period, and then as the outgoing tide got going, we picked a few here and there, but smaller fish as well as some shorts. Seemed like the big ones only wanted to eat on the incoming tide, but all in all we managed a good catch of Striped Bass on the boat with a bunch of fish over 30 lbs. Manny Fresko from East Hampton, NY took the pool with a 33.7 pounder, and Steve Raskind from Northport, NY took second with a 32.0 pounder.

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Tuesday Aug 16

Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a decent day of fishing aboard the Viking Star. We had lots of porgies, a bit on the smaller side, with a handful of sea bass, some fluke and a nice showing of big trigger fish. Today’s first place winner was Joel Hernandez of Great Neck with a 3.5lb porgy and in second place was Ifa Gordon of the Bronx with a 5.5lb trigger fish.

Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Carl reports an excellent morning of fluke fishing aboard the Viking Stariper. We had non stop actions with lots of shorts, but managed a fair amount of keepers. We also had a ton of sea bass and porgies coming over the rail. Today’s first and second place pool winner was Tyler Lopatin of Westport with a 5.2lb fluke and a 4.9lb fluke.

Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Carl reports a great afternoon of fishing aboard the Viking Stariper. Despite strong winds they managed a very good catch. The bite was strong and there was lots of nice sized keeper fluke and Seabass. The Poolwinner was Terri Coleman from Holbrook New York with a nice 7.5lb Fluke.

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Mon Aug 15

Sunset Striped Bass and Bottom Fishing
Captain Dave reports a slow night aboard the Viking Star. We gave it a good shot and moved around a bit, but it was a slow go, however we did manage a few nice ones in the boat by the end of the night. The pool winner was Dommick Sconzo of Selden with a nice 39lb striped bass.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Sea Bass
Capt Dave reports that we went exploring for some new porgy areas today and found some nice fish. The porgies were a bit on the smaller side and there were a good amount of sea bass up to 4lbs. We also caught a couple of fluke up to 6lbs. The pool winner was Mr. Lee from Brooklyn, NY with a 3.5lb porgy.

1/2 Day Fluke AM
Captain Joe reports an excellent morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. The conditions were good and the bite was strong. They caught lots of good sized keeper fluke. The pool winner was Christos Manatis from Brooklyn, NY with a nice 6.5lb Fluke.

1/2 Day Fluke PM
Captain Joe reports that fishing remained very good in the afternoon. There was a mixed bag of Fluke, Porgies and Seabass. Christos Manatis took the pool again, this time with 7.5lb Fluke. Second place went to Barton Vey from Ashburn, Virginnia whose Fluke weighed 6.5lbs.

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Sun Aug 14

1/2 Day Fluke – AM
Capt Liam reports a very slow start, but when we moved to deeper water and it was good. We had fluke, sea bass, a lot of porgies and blue fish. Many went home with full buckets. The pool winner was Christos Maniatis from Brooklyn, NY with a 6lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Seabass
Capt Dave reports a much improved day. We had a slow and steady pick of mixed size porgies with larger sized fish today. We were fishing from the first to last drift. We had a handful of seabass and 8 keeper fluke. The first place pool winner was Ray Capri from Staten Island, NY with a 4.1 lb Jumbo Porgy. The second place pool winner was Quintin Justice from Landing, NJ with a 4.8lb fluke.

Sunset Striped Bass
Capt Dave reports a slow night on the Viking Star. We had a couple of bass caught in the beginning of the trip that were in the 20-25lb range, but then the tide slowed down and we didn’t have anymore keepers. We also had a few seabass.

Whale Watching
It was a long hot trip, cooler than on land, but hot none the less! We covered over 52 miles, searching inshore and several offshore feeding areas looking for the whales that had been reported 2 days ago in our usual spots. No luck. No whales, no dolphins, no turtles, a few birds and a few sharks.

Totals:
-5 wilson’s storm petrals
-2 corey’s shearwaters
-2 blue sharks

 

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Saturday Aug 13

Half Day Fluke PM
Capt Dave G reports a slower afternoon on the Viking Star. Still we managed to put together a catch of fluke sea bass and porgies. Today’s first place pool winner was Gregory Mechaber with a 6.1lb fluke.

Full Day Fluke and Sea Bass
Captain Sarah reports bit of a slow day today. The sea bass were biting strong but not so much the fluke. We did catch some big, beautiful sea bass with the boat getting its limit. We did manage a catch of fluke for those who braved the heat and stayed at the rail all day. Joe Chen of Queens with a nice 5.7lb fluke.

Half Day Fluke AM
Capt Dave G reports a good morning of fishing aboard the Viking Star. Despite the heat we had a nice cool breeze. We caught fluke sea bass and porgies. Today’s first place pool winner was Martin Haacher of Germany with a 5.3lb fluke and in second place was Peter Morfea of Brewster with a 4.9lb fluke.

Montauk Jumbo Summer Porgies & Seabass.
Captain Dave reports a slow start to fishing on the Viking Star this morning. There was mostly very small fish at the start however they managed to zero in on a spot with some nice sized Porgies and ended up with a decent catch. Seabass fishing was quite slow today with only a handful being caught. There was some fluke caught too as well as two Striped bass. Tony Santo from Newark NJ won first and second place in the pool with a lb Porgy and a 10lb Striper.

Striped Bass
Capt Carl reports a pretty decent night of bass fishing on the Viking Starship. We had to wait for the tide to get going and once it did we picked away at some nice bass, with some drifts better than others. We had mostly quality fish over 20lbs with a few smaller ones and some shorts released unharmed. Marty “Wellen” Dowd took the pool with a 34 pounder and Sam Haber from NYC, NY took second with a 32 pounder.

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