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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Sept 4 Fishing Report
9/12/2020 4:46:09 PM - My Joyce IIIMontauk NYCliff Clark had family and friends out for some bottom fishing Thursday evening. We fished 15 minutes from the dock and landed over 50 porgies and a doze
Aug 31 Fishing Report
9/4/2020 5:56:08 PM - My Joyce IIIMontauk NYWe had an awesome day of fishing today for the Wiegand group with Kenny Sally Lynn and Jane having a blast! The trophy bass where biting and the knot hea
Sept 3 Fishing Report
9/4/2020 5:56:08 PM - My Joyce IIIMontauk NYWe had the boys from back west out today. There was slick calm fog all day- what else is new? Started out bass fishing a bit catching only shorts no slot
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