Friday Aug 16
Block Island Behemoth Trophy Hunt
Captain Ant reports an excellent night at Block, with both quantity and quality. We actually had our best night of the year for quantity and totaled 5 fish over the 30lb mark. Two anglers especially were on fire. Chris “Cool Hand” Luke had 5 total bass, a 37.2lb pool fish, a 34, a 28 another keeper around 10lbs and a throwback…nothing like getting the smallest and the largest. Frank “Guiness” Stoutenberg was the first to nail a Behemoth and came in second with a 36.8lb trophy. Frank also added a 31, and 26lb fish. Jonny “Jesus of the Elbow” had his limit to 34lbs, Our good old friend Don “Juan” Mitchell nailed a beauty, always silent but deadly with the rod and reel!!! “The Big Man” Jeff Thompson also had his limit to about 25lbs. Joe “Cowmis” Khamis also had a keeper. One other angler also had 3 keepers to 25lbs. Overall 30 fish caught for 30 passengers. Those who got the bite down and stayed off the bottom were rewarded. It’s certainly not the easiest place to fish, but healthy Stripers will be on some dinner tables tonight for sure!!! Pool winners Chris Luke From Southampton, NY with a 37.2lbs Second place went to Frank The Clammer, with a 36.8lbs
Half Day Fluke PM
Captain Joe reports an exceptional afternoon of fishing today! It was very good with lots of big fluke! We also had some sea bass, a couple porgies and a nice bluefish. Honorable mentions go out to Mary Poppins and her daughter Denise who caught 2 really beautiful sea bass! First place pool winner was Peter Gasperini of Briarcliff Manor with a 9.9lb fluke, and in second place was Lawrence Lizzack of Wana Que NJ with a 6.5lb fluke.
Half Day Fluke AM
Capt Ant reports a “fluking awesome” AM trip with over 40 keepers to 7.5lbs. It was non stop action and pure fluke with the exception of one beauty 5lbs biscuit. Pool winners were Kyle Bachek from Blue Point NY and Achim Compes in second place.
Full Day Porgies and Sea Bass
Capt Dave reports another strong day on the water today. Things got quiet at midday but as soon as the conditions improved, fishing got very very good. We had mostly porgies today. the few sea bass mixed in were of excellent quality. Benny Naranjan from Queens NY took the pool with a 3.5lbs porgy. The biggest edible fish pool went to Juan Acosta from the Dominican Republic with 4lbs sea bass.