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Montauk Light house

The Historical Societies continuing efforts to preserve this historic monument and its history are only made possible by continuing generous contributions to the Lighthouse Fund.

Montauk is an East Hampton hamlet in Suffolk County, New York on the South Shore of Long Island. It is the easternmost area in New York State.

Because of its position at the tip of Long Island and its reputation as a beach resort, Montauk is sometimes called “The End” or “The Last Resort”. It is one of the busiest tourist locations within the town of East Hampton, especially during the warm weather months when Montauk’s restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and hotels are bustling with guests.

Montauk is surrounded by water on three sides and is close to the Gulf Stream, which influences the local climate. Usually, the temperature is 10 degrees cooler in the summer and 10 degrees warmer in the winter than the Metropolitan area. These ideal conditions are what made Montauk sport fishing so popular.

Montauk Sport Fishing

What really puts Montauk on the map is its saltwater fishing. Located about 125 miles east of New York City, Montauk is New York State’s largest commercial fishing port. This humble hamlet is known as one of the sport fishing capitals of the world and home to over 25 current world records. The waters of Long Island Sound flow into the Atlantic Ocean at Montauk and bring in abundant amounts of bait and nutrients that attract great schools of bluefish, striped bass and fluke. Montauk is the closest port to the canyons and the Gulf Stream where schools of tuna, shark, mahi-mahi and marlin abound. While inshore, recreational anglers can fish for striped bass, fluke, porgies, blues, blackfish and sea bass to their hearts’ content. Other targeted fish include codfish and offshore anglers can get the occasional “Wahoo!” and even swordfish in certain months.

Montauk Harbor has a great fleet of commercial fishing, Montauk sportfishing charter and party boats that leave port on daily fishing trips.

Local Montauk sportfishing competitions include

  • The Annual Star Island Shark Tournament
  • The Annual Montauk Marine Basin Shark Tournament
  • The Montauk Boatman’s and Captain’s Association Annual Charity Shark Tournament
  • The Annual Star Island Mako/Thresher Tournament
  • The Montauk Surf Classic
  • Paulie’s Tackle Shop Annual Striped Bass Tournament

Montauk Tourist Attractions

Surfers travel from far and wide to be challenged by the waves of Ditch Plains while sunbathers enjoy the white sands of the ocean and bay coastlines. Windsurfers, pedal boaters and canoeists leisurely move across the waters of Fort Pond Bay. Montauk Downs State Park offers tennis courts and the world-renowned Montauk Downs-Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.

Montauk provides tourists with opportunities to whale watch, hike, horseback ride, camp, swim, bird watch and a whole lot more.

Montauk’s many attractions include

  • The Montauk Point Lighthouse – the first lighthouse in New York State and the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the US
  • Six state parks
  • Deep Hollow Ranch – the oldest cattle ranch in the US

Book a Montauk Sport Fishing Trip on the Susie E II

If you have any questions about our Montauk sportfishing or need more information about Montauk, call 631-523-TUNA or 631-523-8862. Contact Us.