Montauk Fishing

Montauk Fishing

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.

Montauk Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Sunday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Montauk, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 10 local reports and 2 species of fish for March in Montauk.

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Latest Montauk Fishing Reports

Sun Mar 19
3/22/2017 6:41:31 PM - 28 Hour Tile/Hake Capt Steven Jr reports a tough grind on our first trip in the deep water this year. We found a bunch of small dogfish on the open bottom areas that kept us


Mon March 6
3/8/2017 9:21:11 PM - Block Island & Outer Banks Cod Capt Steven Jr reports a good start to the day but a slow afternoon. We started off with a good pick with a few nice flurries but then the acti


Thur Feb 23
2/26/2017 6:36:53 PM - Block Island & Outer Banks Cod Capt Carl reports an extremely slow day on the Viking Starship. We started off the morning in the same zone and on the first drift we had some


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Top Montauk Fishing Charters & Guides

Viking Fleet
The Viking Fleet, which is a year-round operation, consisting of party fishing boats, private charter boats and a high speed ferry.

My Joyce Fishing Charters
Sailing from the Viking Dock in Montauk Harbor. Trophy Bass - Tuna - Shark - All Bottom Fish All groups are welcome and will be comfortable fishing on the My Joyce. Families with small children are extremely welcome aboard. Captain Kenny is experienc

Lady Grace Charters
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for considering a fishing charter on the Lady Grace V. We encourage you to come aboard and experience the thrill of Montauk Sportfishing. Sailing out of West Lake Fishing Lodge, the Montauk Charter

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Top Montauk Bait & Tackle Stores

Paulie's Tackle
We are a full service bait and tackle shop where you'll find a large selection of lures, hooks, lines and terminal tackle. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, we're here to serve you. If you're interested in a custom built rod, come in (or c

Gone Fishing Marina
For a day, week or a season, let us make your stay in Montauk the best it can be. Only one half mile from Montauk Inlet, your home away from home awaits!

Montauk Marine Basin
Family Owned & Operated Since 1955. Transient and Seasonal dockage. Complete facilities for 150 boats. Floating docks for boats to 50 ft.

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Top Montauk Marinas

Gone Fishing Marina
For a day, week or a season, let us make your stay in Montauk the best it can be. Only one half mile from Montauk Inlet, your home away from home awaits!

Montauk Yacht Club Marina
Named by Yachting Magazine, as one of the “Top Ten marina destinations in North America, Mexico and the Bahamas”, the Montauk Yacht Club’s Hamptons marina is a perennial favorite among the boating community, and a haven for cruisers, sport fish and m

Montauk Marine Basin
Family Owned & Operated Since 1955. Transient and Seasonal dockage. Complete facilities for 150 boats. Floating docks for boats to 50 ft.

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Latest Fishing Spots

Sagaponack Rock
1/28/2017 9:07:31 PM - Sagaponack Rock


Kirk Rock
1/28/2017 9:04:57 PM - Kirk Rock


Grants Ledge
1/28/2017 9:03:06 PM - Grants Ledge


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Weather Forecast

43°F
Celsius: 6°C
Condition: Sunny
Humidity: 79%
Wind: NE 8 mph

Weather Forecast
DateWeatherHiLoWind
Sat49°F38°FSE 13 mph
Sun44°F40°FE 20 mph
Mon59°F45°FSSE 18 mph
Tue55°F40°FSSW 7 mph
Wed54°F37°FNW 20 mph


Bouy Conditions

Station 44017 - MONTAUK POINT - 23 NM SSW of Montauk Point, NY
March 25, 2017 3:50 pm EDT
Location: 40.694N 72.048W
Significant Wave Height: 4.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 8 sec
Average Period: 5.3 sec
Mean Wave Direction: SSW (198°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.25 in (1024.3 mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.04 in (+1.4 mb)
Air Temperature: 42.1°F (5.6°C)
Dew Point: 40.8°F (4.9°C)
Water Temperature: 42.8°F (6.0°C)


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