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Saturday December 21

2013 Montauk Mixed Bag Wreck Trip

Capt great reports a decent day aboard the Viking Starship. The warm temperatures brought out a good load of anglers happy to get out fishing! Our first drop started off lock and load with giant sea bass and lots of double headers all around the boat! Unfortunately, this only lasted about 10 minutes and turned into a slow pick of sea bass, with a few cod, a bunch of ling, a couple white hake, some bergals, and some other wreck dwellers. There was also a few dogs, but not that bad. The rest of the day saw the same trend, with each stop starting off very good, but for a short period… Then just a slow pick. One angler even caught a 9 lb fluke (released unharmed after a quick picture)! All in all it was nice day out on the water and everyone had some fish for dinner, some a bit more.  Mr. Porfirio Gonzalez from Flushing, NY was the lucky 1st prize winner with a 16 lbs cod, and Jose Rodriguez also from Flushing NY took the sea bass pool with a 5.5 pounder.Capt. Steven Sr. reports a solid day of fishing on the Viking Star.  You had to work for it but most every passenger had their limit of Jumbo Sea Bass and a mess of red hake.  Every drop produced large to jumbo biscuits with bites coming immediately.  As opposed to the usual doggies taking over however we saw a ravage attack from the elusive silver eels (congers).  The last drop was the best with the average size sea bass going 3.5lbs.  That’s where our good friend Walter Lesniewski landed his 6.25lb pool winner.  O.G. James Jamerson from Harlem took the largest edible pool with a beautiful Silver Hake.  We had a few cod, mostly market size, some pollack and Martin Wellen Dowd actually found a couple of Scup still biting.  Capt Steven Jr, Capt Ant and former deck hand and Apple Bank player of the game Steven Sloane Martinez were cutting all the way back to the jetty.  The entire crew of the Viking Star thank all that came out and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  We will be back at it again on Friday at 5am.