Friday July 12
Block Island Behemoth Striped Bass Trip
Capt. Ant reports a difficult night of bassing on the BI Behemoth trip although we did nail one Behemoth Bass of 48.7lbs. We actually started where we left them the night before since it was on our way across the pond but the 20kt east wind made drifting squarely next to impossible. We had a few fish on and a few fish lost. With nothing to show after 4 drifts we headed over to the Island. The drift was a bit better but the seas were a bit angrier. Again we missed a few bites, lost a couple immediately. When conditions aren’t ideal you really have to let them eat. On the third drift, Frank Graci of Lindenhurst let one eat, a 32.7lb slob. The next drift Chris “Cool Hand” Luke hooked into a Boulder….with Stripes!!!! It was one of those epic battles, man vs fish, fish vs gaff…we’ve seen it before at Block. Eric nailed the fish and because they are still green he sprung off the gaff, dropped 3 feet back in and dove again. After the second double gaffing the boys decked a 48.7lb Block Island Behemoth!!! And thus ends the report..it felt like a thousand drifts after that..nothing boated. Few more hits and losses, a few blues and one 30lber that spit the eel right back at us as if to say Have a Good Day!!!
Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Steven Jr reports a good afternoon of fishing. They started out good and had a few keepers each drift. We also had a couple sea bass and some porgies. The conditions changed in the later part of the trip which brought us some smaller sized fish, but everyone left very happy. Steven Bento had his limit to 4lbs and a really nice sea bass. Christine Dassler from Bohemia NY took the pool with a 5lb fluke.
Full Day Porgies and Sea Bass
Capt Dave reports the bite was a bit finicky today. The fish that we caught were excellent quality/size- both the porgies and the sea bass. We also had about a dozen keeper fluke. Jonathan Niranja from Queens NY took the pool with a 4.5lb mammoth porgy! Congrats.
Half Day Fluke AM
Capt Ant reports a very good morning of fishing. Our first drop produced nothing so we moved East and bailed a mix of shorts and keepers and some sea bass as well Henry Licatta limited out to 4lbs plus one , he left his son Dom reel it in. Steve Bucktail Bento took the pool on our morning trip with a fat 9.4lbs fluke.