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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Thur April 6
4/20/2017 10:56:07 AM - Latest Schedule Update Unfortunately the 2 Day Wreck Trip scheduled to depart tomorrow Friday April 7th is cancelled due to weather.
Fri April 14
4/20/2017 10:56:06 AM - 38 Hour Tile Express – Wed April 12 to Fri April 14 Capt Steven Jr reports that we ended up putting a good trip together. Early on Thursday thing were slow and we had to
Sat April 15
4/20/2017 10:56:06 AM - Happy Easter from the Viking Fleet! The office will be closed on Sunday for the holiday and reopen at 8am on Monday. You can make online reservations at www.vikingfleet.com.
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