Montauk Fishing Report – June 24th, 2009

Montauk Striped Bass fishing has been good, the big fish have finally moved in.  There is a huge body of new stripers that are between 20-35lbs so it is a great time to get out for our spring striper run.

Fish are taking a lot of methods and parachuts are still counting for most of the action out in the main rips.   Biggest Striped Bass this week was 35lb with many many in the low 30’s.

Montauk Shark fishing has also turned on, lots of Blue Sharks and a few Mako’s in the mix.  We were out every day in the Star Island Shark Tournament.  We had a real heart breaker as a 300lb+ Mako threw the hook at the last second boat side after a wild battle with some great jumps.  This fish would have taken the overall largest fish in the tourney!!!!!

There were a few Threasher sharks in the high 200’s and several big fish were hooked but not landed.  The bigger fish are here so we are hitting prime time for Montauk Shark fishing in the next few weeks.  This week we have another tournament so hopefully the boats will continue to do well.

Capt. Burt