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.



Top Montauk Fishing Spots

U-853 Wreck
5/7/2011 12:18:23 AM - German submarine U-853 was a German Type IXC/40 U-boat of the Kriegsmarine during World War II. Her keel was laid down on 21 August 1942 by AG Weser of Bremen. She was commi


Shagwong Reef
1/21/2016 1:29:28 PM - Shagwong Reef


Washington Shoal
1/21/2016 1:27:03 PM - Washington Shoal



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Latest Montauk Fishing Reports

Mon May 17 – Montauk Spring Jumbo Porgies
5/17/2021 2:31:12 PM - Capt Dave reports a good day on the Viking Starlite. It was a slow start but patience and chum made for a steady pick of Jumbo Porgies. They were the best size we have seen al


Mon May 17 – Schedule Update
5/17/2021 1:23:30 PM - Cancelled: Tuesday May 18 – 5 AM – Montauk Spring Jumbo Porgies


Mon May 17 – Tile/Cod Wrecks LTD – Viking Starship
5/17/2021 10:33:38 AM - Fri May 14 – Sun May 16 Capt Steven Sr reports a productive trip on the Viking Starship. On the first day Tile fishing was good. We had a lot of quality fish with clean Tiles.


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Montauk Fishing Prediction

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

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:
  1. Flounder - 31.82% Catch Rate
    Flounder

  2. Bluefish - 27.27% Catch Rate
    Bluefish

  3. Striped Bass - 18.18% Catch Rate
    Striped Bass

  4. Cod - 9.09% Catch Rate
    Cod

  5. Pollock - 4.55% Catch Rate
    Pollock

  6. Haddock - 4.55% Catch Rate
    Haddock

  7. Recommedations above based on 61 local reports and 7 species of fish for May in Montauk.

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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 ro

Montauk Anglers Club
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

Montauk Anglers Club
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.

A W Marina & Bait
AW Marina, a bait & tackle store with seasonal dockage & mooring, has served the local fishing & boating community since 1959. Our store has a wide variety of fresh & frozen bait, large selection of quality tackle, crab /clam gear,

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Block Island Wind Farm
Block Island Wind Farm is the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States located 3.8 miles (6.1 km) from Block Island, Rhode
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Bouy Conditions

Station 44017 - MONTAUK POINT - 23 NM SSW of Montauk Point, NY
May 18, 2021 7:40 pm EDT
Location: 40.693N 72.049W
Wind Direction: SW (230°)
Wind Speed: 15.6 knots
Wind Gust: 19.4 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.22 in (1023.5 mb)
Air Temperature: 59.5°F (15.3°C)
Dew Point: 52.0°F (11.1°C)
Water Temperature: 55.0°F (12.8°C)


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