Montauk, New York is home of the largest commercial and recreational fishing fleet in New York. It is also the location that Frank Mundas, who is said to have inspired the character Quint in the movie Jaws, started offering fishing charter trips for bluefish and sharks in 1951. While “Monster Fishing” in 1986, he and Donnie Braddick caught a 3,427 pound Great White Shark that still holds the record for the largest fish of any kind caught by a rod and reel.
Montauk is probably best known for its excellent Striped Bass fishing. The highlight is usually in the Fall when huge schools are feeding near shore and sometimes are so thick that the water will look like it is boiling. Surf and Fly fishermen enjoy catching these bass and the schools of False Albacore that run along the beaches, Bottom fishing around Montauk will produce Blackfish (Tautog), Cod, Flounder, Fluke, and Porgy.
During the Summer and early Fall, the offshore action off Montauk provides excellent Tuna fishing with Bluefin, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Big Eye Tuna. Mahi-Mahi (dolphinfish) are also plentiful in the late summer and a few Blue Marlin are caught every year.
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2/17/2018 9:46:21 PM - Schedule Update: We will definitely be sailing tomorrow Sat Feb 17 at 3am for the Block Island Winter Cod trip. The office will open at 2AM for ticket sales. You can also book
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2/10/2018 5:51:18 PM - Sat Feb 3 – Seal Watch A few pictures from our first seal watch of 2018. Our next trip will be on Sat March 18th.
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2/10/2018 5:51:18 PM - Block Island Winter Cod – Viking Star Capt Stephen D reports that we spent most of the day in search mode. We had to work for the fish that we caught today. It was not a banne
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