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biggest NY black drum

Tuesday July 23

Full Day Montauk Porgies and Sea Bass Captain Dave reports an excellent day fishing today. We had lots of porgies, some sea bass, a few fluke and some blues. Our first place pool winner was Gil Parker of Montauk, NY with a 3.5lb porgy. Also caught today was a HUGE 46.5lb black drum by Fredrick “Motor” James Shay Jr. The fish was caught with his 7ft uglystick on 20 pound test line with a 2.0 gamakatsu hook aboard the Viking Star off of Ditch Plains in 30 ft of water. He is the New York State record holder for the largest codfish, and now prevails 30 years later with his 46.5lb Black Drum, which has NEVER been recorded in NY. Half Day Fluke PMCaptain Joe reports a difficult afternoon fishing. Between the strong breezes and the hard running tide, it…