east end 11/5
got out late sat. morning. some bluefish schools working south of the light in about 60-70 ft. of water. big fat fish, but there werent tons of schools out there and after an hour or so, it totally died (dont know whether they were there all morning). given the outgoing tide had a ways to go and the fish crapped out, had a feeling it wasnt going to get much better. based on that and some second hand intelligence, headed towards gardiners. found more blues in blitzes east of the ruins. i just got blues out of these blitzes and the fish didnt seem to be super thick, despite the fact alot of birds were around. there were a bunch of seals swimming around in these blitzes as well (which could have contributed to the fish being a tad skittish). heard plum gut has had alot of fish.
so, there's fish around the east end, just not the level of surface activity i'm used to. water temps still 58 in the ocean, a few degrees cooler back in the bay. no gannets seen.
late this afternoon was at my folks house back west and took a quick drive down to a beach on cold spring harbor. there were really large flocks of birds going crazy out in the middle of the harbor . . . presumably on schoolie bass. from what i've read about the north shore harbors and places like eatons neck, seems as if things are on fire. so, don't know how this bodes for the east end, i.e., will this stuff migrate east at all or is it a sign montauk is going to be somewhat passed by on the migration this year? who knows?
Last edited by fmw; 11-06-2005 at 07:34 PM..