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Sun Aug 16 – Montauk Jumbo Lighthouse Porgies & Knothead Sea Bass

Capt Dave reports tough conditions on the Viking Starship. Rough seas and rain made for a very challenging day of fishing. We started out anchored up down the beach and had a steady pick of medium to large Porgies, no Jumbos today. We then ventured to a wreck offshore hoping for some of the quality Sea Bass we’ve been seeing. Anglers were able to bring aboard a handful of keeper Sea Bass, a lot of shorts went back. There were a lot of Porgies on the wreck today which is kind of unusual. The fishing deteriorated as the day progressed. Most of our anglers were able to put together a good catch, but it wasn’t an easy day of fishing. Improving conditions later this week should improve the bite. Charles Duhaney from the Bronx, NY won the first place pool with a 2.5 lb Porgy. In the edible pool, Wilson Sarmiento took home the prize with a 5 lb Fluke.