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 5 - 9 AM on Friday.

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 26 local reports and 5 species of fish for October in Montauk.

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Latest Montauk Fishing Reports

Fri Oct 13
10/16/2017 5:11:25 PM - Night Bass Capt Carl reports that although we had very unfavorable conditions with a weak outgoing tide against a strong southeast wind we did manage to land a couple of nice


Sat Oct 14
10/16/2017 5:11:24 PM - Night Striped Bass We had 2 Striped Bass boats sail tonight and Capt Carl reports that both boats struck out. We were stuck with the outgoing ebb tide all night against the wi


Sun Oct 15
10/16/2017 5:11:24 PM - Full Day Local Montauk Jumbo Porgies & Knothead Sea Bass Capt Dave reports an excellent day of porgy fishing aboard the Viking Starship! Limits of good sized porgies were caug


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

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

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Latest Fishing Spots

Nates Spot
8/11/2017 4:03:46 PM - Nates Spot


3 Mile Ledge
8/11/2017 4:02:21 PM - 3 Mile Ledge


Short Stop
8/11/2017 3:59:54 PM - Short Stop


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