Sunday Sept 28
Block Island Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports an okay day today aboard the Viking Starship. We had quality over quantity today with BIG BIG fish. We had nice porgies and nice sea bass, along with some keeper cod in the mix. Today’s first place pool winner was Embley McPherson of East Orange NJ with a 3lb porgy and in second place was Melvie Casacola of Freeport with a 10.5lb cod.
Half day Bass and Blues AM
Capt Ant reports a great morning of jigging. Once again bass, blues and bonito the montauk grand slam. And once again jumbo scup rounded out the catch. beautiful weather, great jiggers and bounty of the greatest waters in the world. The pool winner Robert Taylor Deer Park, NY with Striper 20lbs Second place Drew Taylor from Deer Park, NY with a 14lbs Striper
2 Night Tuna LTD
Captain Carl reports an overall good trip on the Viking Star. We started off fishing on Friday night and we had a few bites and quite a few break offs in the rough conditions, but we landing a couple smaller yellowfin and a 75lb swordfish and we also had a 160lb giant swordfish. Once the sun came up, the weather got nice and we got on the troll and caught piles of mahi mahi! By 3pm we went back to chunking and very quickly started hooking up with the bigger model yellowfins and we continued to pick away at them all night landing a bunch and losing a bunch too. Also, Jim M caught himself a fat 130lb butterball Big Eye! Hisashi Omichi won the edible pool with a giant swordfish and Joseph Khamis won the tuna pool with an 80lb yellowfin (the big eye was not in the pool). Mr. Omichi was kind enough to share some swordfish with everyone aboard, and so everyone had tuna, mahi and swordfish to take home! Special mention goes out to James Katsaros who landed 3 yellowfin tuna between 60-75lbs and Nick Gangone who had the same. Overall a good trip with a nice canyon variety!