Tuesday July 23
Full Day Montauk Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports an excellent day fishing today. We had lots of porgies, some sea bass, a few fluke and some blues. Our first place pool winner was Gil Parker of Montauk, NY with a 3.5lb porgy. Also caught today was a HUGE 46.5lb black drum by Fredrick “Motor” James Shay Jr. The fish was caught with his 7ft uglystick on 20 pound test line with a 2.0 gamakatsu hook aboard the Viking Star off of Ditch Plains in 30 ft of water. He is the New York State record holder for the largest codfish, and now prevails 30 years later with his 46.5lb Black Drum, which has NEVER been recorded in NY.
Half Day Fluke PMCaptain Joe reports a difficult afternoon fishing. Between the strong breezes and the hard running tide, it made for difficult fishing conditions. But we still were able to get a few fluke. The pool winner was Larry Lum of Great Neck, NY with a 3.3 lb fluke.
Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Joe reports good fishing today. There was non stop action all day and we ended up with a fair amount of keepers. A blue fish was caught as well. The pool winner was Chris Martiner from Tampa, FL with a 5lb fluke.