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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There is a 27.24% catch rate for Scup, based on 13299 Scup counted.
There is a 20.52% catch rate for Flounder, based on 10018 Flounder counted.
There is a 15.45% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 7542 Striped Bass counted.
There is a 5.06% catch rate for Pollock, based on 2470 Pollock counted.
There is a 3.47% catch rate for Striped Searobin, based on 1696 Striped Searobin counted.
There is a 3.33% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1626 Bluefish counted.
There is a 2.62% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 1280 Atlantic Mackerel counted.
There is a 2.53% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1236 Pinfish counted.
There is a 2.41% catch rate for Pigfish, based on 1178 Pigfish counted.
There is a 2.26% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1104 Black Sea Bass counted.
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Viking Fleet Memorial Day Weekend Update….
5/24/2022 2:28:57 PM - The Viking Fleet team is very excited for the Memorial Day Weekend and whether you are looking for fishing travel or just fun cruising we have a ton of different options for y
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5/23/2022 9:36:50 AM - Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that the week started off a little slow on Monday when we had to fight with some strong tides early in the trip but were able to fi
Sun May 22 – Montauk Spring Porgies
5/22/2022 1:56:35 PM - Capt. Dave reports a very good day of fishing on the Viking Starlite in fact one of the better days of fishing so far this season. They had 2 steady hours of good fishing pull
Sat May 21 – Montauk Spring Porgies
5/21/2022 2:12:42 PM - Capt Dave reports good fishing on the Viking Starlite. It started slow but when we got to them they bit very well until slack tide and the Bluefish took over. We had about 20
Fri May 20 – Montauk Spring Porgies
5/20/2022 2:04:33 PM - Capt Dave reports a good day on the Viking Starlite. We fished closer today it was a slow start and we did a lot of looking around. Towards the end of the trip we found them s
Fri May 13 to Sat May 15 – Tile/Cod Wrecks
5/16/2022 11:26:39 AM - Fri May 13 – Sun May 15 Tile/Cod Wrecks – Viking Star Capt Steven Sr reports a very good trip on the Viking Star! We started out with a lot of Blueline and Golden Tile in the
Sun May 15 – Montauk Spring Porgies
5/15/2022 3:28:42 PM - Capt. Dave reports a beautiful day on the Viking Starlite fishing was a bit slow due to the full moon tide running but there was a nice mix of medium and large sized Porgies a
May 15 2022
5/15/2022 9:35:00 AM - Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that we were able to get out on Wednesday after the wind finally died down from earlier in the week. The fishing was a steady pick
Sat May 14 – Montauk Spring Porgies
5/14/2022 2:59:11 PM - Capt Dave reports okay fishing on the Viking Starlite. We had a lot of tide but we put together a decent catch of mixed sized Porgies keeper Fluke and Weakfish. The pool winne
Thurs May 13 – Montauk Spring Porgies
5/12/2022 3:48:21 PM - Capt Dave reports good fishing today on the Viking Starlite. We started out close and we found some fish but it was not good enough. So we took the ride and found a load of bi
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