Thursday July 10th
Capt. Ant reports an EPIC night of Striper fishing. I’ve been on the bass boat over ten year between mate and captain and never have I witnessed a feeding frenzy in the shallows of the lighthouse of trophy moo cow linesiders. From the start it was a steady pick of cows, average size going 30lbs. We had a lull during the slack but continued to pick a few. Once the tide started again it was mayhem again with freight train sized stripers screaming drag from bow to stern and stern to bow. It seemed every group went home with at least one trophy fish. But the big trophy went to Connor Garrigan of Yorktown Heights NY with a 38 lber. John Cataldo of Holbrook was just shy with a 37.5 lber. The regular Bassinators: George, Chris, Jay, Finn, Doug all caught their limit or more (orl). Steven Bento who fluked all day had 4 fish to 36lbs (orl). And Paulie Root Beer caught his largest Striper ever at 33lbs. Imagine the majority of the boat going home with a trophy, what a great night to be a bass captain and crew. Justin, Big Steve, Jesse and Brian were simply outstanding on deck and had the entire boat working as a team to get these mammoth fish in belly of the Starship. If you are a bass fisherman, check out the photos…get them while its hot!!!
Half Day Fluke Pm
Capt Ant reports a slower afternoon although Joe” I only catch big fish” Khamis nailed a 6.25lber. Christine Dassler had 4 Keepers and was high hook. The pool winner was Joe Khamis from West Chester with a 6lb fluke.
Half Day Fluke Am
Captain Ant repo0rts one heck of a fluke bite this morning. We had a 3 keeper per angler average with Steven Bento, Pete Ferguson and Fred Shea each getting 4. Even Jessie the Body Ferguson had 4. Pool winner was Desmond Cooke from Commack NY with a 3.8lb Fluke
Montauk Jumbo Porgies
Captain Dave reports fishing started a bit slow this morning because of the fast tide. but fishing improved as the day went on we had Jumbo porgies coming over the rails. We had a 25lb striped bass even some keeper fluke in the mix. The pool winner was Mr Mark Cho from New York, NY with a 3.5lb porgy.