Nice to know I did not miss anything. After finding out that my new GPS/Chartplotter was delayed and I would not get it until this week I decided to postpone the Block Island run and stayed around the Southside of Montauk. We got there around first light and there was fish finning on the surface but we could not entice them with any flies or conventional stuff. We went inclose to shore from the white house and drifted east back and forth to Caswell's. We saw many, many large bass during the morning. The guy I had with me was the only one to hookup all morning, I got the big skunk unless you want to count the 16" fluke on a 14" fly
I caught. I had one real big fish chase and grab my fly late in the morning but I jumped the gun on the hookset and missed him.............Man was I ****ed. I saw some fish that were seriously pushing the upper 40 lb. mark and maybe bigger, the tails on those fish were enormous. The fish seemed to be only cruising and not really feeding and the other problem was that most of the fish were in real close to shore. With all of the boulders and the rolling surf we could not stay in the zone safely for long periods of time. I mostly ran the boat for Kevin while he fished the bow. The fish only were interested in the biggest flies Kevin had these were huge 12" to 14" herring, bunker imitations that had alot of movement to them. I tried some small sandeel type patterns and they were completely ignored, the really big angel hair and synthetic flies were the ticket to the show. We fished until around 10:45 am. and then went over to Gardiners..........Tobaccolot Bay area, nothing doing there so we went to the Gulls and again nothing. Finished off at Plum/Sluiceway and got nothing. Beautiful day and very calm, too much sun but great company. Will have to try again soon and maybe bring along some eels just to see if I can get those giants interested in something because they didn't want any artificial offerings at all. We did try every angle in the book to hook those fish on the fly, believe me, my arm is killin' me from all of the casting and fast retrieving we had to do to get them to even look at the fly. Montauk was very empty for this time of the year, I can't believe there weren't more boats fishing this area. But maybe I should just shut up and keep it to myself, although I don't think that anyone else would have had any better success, there were a couple of guide's working near us that seemed to be having the same results as us. Till next time..................