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Old 09-12-2016, 08:35 AM
CaptGeneKelly CaptGeneKelly is offline
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Montauk Sportfishing Report 9/12/16

Hereís the after make-believe-hurricane report, starting off shore, at least up to Saturday since I wasnít here Sunday.

Of 5 boats that went sharking there were 2 bluesharks caught. I also heard of a 200 pound mako that was caught out around the 600 line, which is further out than most boats fish for sharks. Maybe we have to start running longer. Sharks are usually plentiful well into October, so things should straighten out, but then again it wasnít real good before the blow. The MONTAUK was one of those boats that didnít catch a shark, but did have some life in the slick Ė dolphins, the FLIPPER kind that were eating the chum. Kind of like dumpster-diving for those guys.

Before the blow, a couple of boats had a great trip to the Edge, where they had a couple of bigeyes and a bunch of yellowfins after a long period of pretty bleak fishing out there. So, everyone was anxious for a report from the first boats to try it again. Well, the ADIOS went and caught one yellowfin and released a blue marlin, along with some mahi. Not what everyone was hoping to hear.

Inshore, the striped bass seemed to say ďWhat stormĒ and kept on biting with very good fishing at least on the morning ebb tides. Not so much on the flood. But they have competition now. The falsies are here, and thick. So throw away all those eels and get out your flyrods and spinners and leave the bass to the charter guys.

On the bottom fishing side, fluking has become difficult. They donít like rough weather so itís possible that they will come back to life a bit, but itís getting to be the time for them to leave, so maybe not. Porgies and seabass on the other hand are eating well and the best fishing for them is still to come

Over the winter the Corps of Engineers completed a project on the villageís beach where they installed giant sandbags covered with sand to control erosion. TheTown of East Hampton went along with it despite heavy opposition, and the town has to maintain everything. Here is what the storm did.

For more info about fishing in Montauk, check out

And, itís not too soon to start thinking about where you want to fish this winter. For info about fishing throughout Central America, go to
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:26 AM
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The Corps of Engineers is also now proposing a shoreline plan from Montauk to Fire Island. Hearings on it are upcoming, including at the Montauk Playhouse on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6 pm.

If what the Corps did to destroy a few hundred yards of the town beach last winter is an indication of the effect of their "improvements," people who care about the 80+ miles of south shore coastline between Montauk and Fire Island should be alarmed, monitor this closely, and let their voices be heard.
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