Wed July 22
Night Bass Block Island Behemoth
Captain Carl reports very tough conditions tonight making for a tough bite. We had a couple of slob bass in the beginning of the night, but then the tide slacked off. Then as the flood tide began the NW wind picked up for more wind against tide, where we didn’t drift over a half a knot for hours. Finally at the end of the night we had just enough of a drift to catch a few more big stripers. Matt Keefe from Stoney Point, NY took the pool with a 42lb 10oz behemoth and Cory Lester from NYC took second with a 38lb 5oz linesider. We also had a 35lb 9oz cow among the others.
Captain Stephen D reports a windy day aboard the Viking Star. They arrived at the very end of the ebb tide, then fished thru the slack tide catching sea bass and porgies. During the beginning of the flood they had okay fishing catching some fluke, sea bass and porgies. The pool winner was Joe “Joey The Fish” Ippolito from West Chester, NY with a 5lb fluke.
Montauk Jumbo Porgies and Sea Bass
Captain Dave reports a good day of fishing. There were nice size porgies and found nice sea bass as well. It was a nice mix of fish this morning. There was 1 keeper striped bass and a 1/2 dozen keeper fluke. Overall it was a decent day of fishing. The pool winner was Delroy Hudson from Queens, NY with a 3.5 lb porgy. The second place pool winner was Danny Ko with a 4 lb sea bass.
1/2 Day PM
Captain Stephen Francis reports that the afternoon fluke started slow. There were a lot of shorts and some keeper fluke. It turned to a slow pick of large fluke. There were plenty of sea bass caught throughout the trip. The pool winner was Nicki LiTrenta from New Hyde Park, NY with a 4 lb fluke.