Captain Lou Rosado over at over at Star Island Yacht Club (631) 668-5052 reports great weather and fishing both inshore and offshore this week.
On the offshore scene, the “Hayden” with Captain Pete and his crew fished the Dip during the week for a 50-pound Wahoo, 4 yellowfin, 10 mahi and an albie. Also fishing the Dip this week were Captain Jerry and his crew aboard the “Persuasion” for their limit of yellows to 80-pounds, and then another 15 yellowfin to 90-pounds on the weekend. The Donna Marie with Will Lyma, Ralph and Tom were also at the Dip and connected with a pair of big eyes tipping the scales at 192 and 163-pounds. They also had some yellows as well. Captain Joe along with Bill and Steve fished the Dip for 7 yellowfin and a 100-pound swordfish. Over at the Tails, Captain Haib, aboard the Kyles Honor along with Sy Ross and Nick had 5 yellowfin to 55-pounds. Jim West, Brandon, Nancy and Joe aboard the “Nancy Joe” were also at the Tails for 2 yellows and 2 albacore. Over at the Canyon, Captain Dean Morace and Jason Wood aboard the “Quick Release” released 7 yellowfin and 6 tilefish right into the fish box for plenty of good eating. Aboard the 95-foot “Marlina”, Sam Gershersen and his crew of Alex and Dr. Rada had 8 yellowfin between 60 to 80 pounds along with a few mahi. A little closer inshore, Andy Warsaw and his group opted for sharks aboard the Joy Sea releasing a 400-pound hammerhead, 2 mako pups, 2 blue shark and keeping a 78-pound bluefin that took a shark bait. The shark bite took place at the Horns.
On the inshore scene, Sam Gershersen and crew aboard the “Marlina” had a limit of stripers to 30-pounds. Captain Myles and John fishing aboard the “Puffin” fished the Midway Rips for a limit of fluke to 8-pounds along with a bucket of sea bass to 3-pounds. Joe Keckeisen aboard the “Bottom Line” also fished the Midway Rips with his daughter Tiffany for their limit of fluke with Tiffany taking the big fish at 8.8-pounds. On the sea bass front, Robyn Lefcourt aboard the “Robyn’s Nest” had a bushel to 5.7-pounds fishing at Cartwright.
While speaking with Rich on Sunday over at Montauk Marine Basin (631) 668-5900, he reports a great week both inshore and off. Fluke fishing has been very good along the south side, while stripers dominate the point.
Offshore has seen many yellowfin along the Dip, while bluefin rule the roost south of Moriches. John Shane fished south of Moriches during the week for 3 bluefin keeping his limit of one that weighed in at 110-pounds.
Captain Mike Potts of the charter boat the Blue Fin IV (631) 668-9323 did not have his book of names with him when I called on Sunday night, but will be back reporting by next week. In the meantime, the captain did mention that the bass and fluke fishing remain super.
Captain Jamie of the Miss Montauk Fleet (631) 668-1545 reports absolutely incredible fluke fishing from Wednesday on with everyone going home with their limit and throwing back plenty of keepers as well. On Tuesday Young Kim took the pool with a 6.10-pound fluke. However the highlight of the day was the fact that Sonya Yi kicked her boyfriend Brian the Bus Driver’s butt with 5 keeper fluke (only retaining her limit) to 6.8-pounds. Brian did have his limit. Way to go Sonya, you rock girl. Wednesday was Mike Remkus with a 5-pound beauty that took the pool. Everyone on board also had his or her limit on the day. On Thursday, Rich Reilly had a double delight by nailing down the pool with a 7.5-pound flattie to go with his limit, as well as a true knuckle head sea bass of 5.14 pounds. Although Rich took the pool, Captain Jamie’s son Anthony took a minute to put a line over to nail a 9.3-pound brute. On Friday, Gregory Kim nailed the pool with an 8.2-pound beauty. Gregory threw back 6 keepers over 6 lbs along with a few others keeping his 2 at 7.8 and 8.2-pounds. I say that was one heck of a day. On Saturday, Ron Johnson had a total of 6 keepers keeping a 9.3 and a 7.8-pound flattie, and releasing another 7 plus pound fish. On Sunday, it was Castillo’s turn to nail the pool with a 6 ¾-pound fluke. However the fisherman of the day award went to Ian Sims with fluke of 6.7 and 6.5-pounds as well as a goliath sea bass of 5.5-pounds. Speaking of sea bass, good numbers of quality fish are hitting the fillet table.
I strongly suggest coming out, as you don’t want to miss this.
Please note that the Miss Montauk has not been able to get out on the evening bass trips due to the lack of interest. However the bass are here and if you want a shot a hooking a cow, give Captain Jamie a call. The night striper trips are sailing at 7 P.M. to 1 A.M. and will continue to do so every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the rest of the season providing there are enough anglers to sail.