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TAKE YOUR PICK

Posted By Tony Salerno, June 11, 2018
TAKE YOUR PICK
Fluking is heating up in Montauk. Ryan Williams decked this 8.2 pounder on the Lazybones.
Fishing was a bit of a rollercoaster ride this week depending on where you choose to wet a line. It was probably easier to play the board game Scrabble than trying to figure out the inconsistency of the striper and fluke chew off Montauk. I heard a lot of excuses this week, but the bottom line is it can’t be cake and ice cream every week. On the positive side, we are only a few warm days and better tide conditions away from both the striper and fluke fishing breaking away from sporadic and becoming consistent. Until that day or hour arrives, there is plenty going on elsewhere as the area of Sag Harbor remains red hot for stripers to 42-1/2 pounds. The only drawback this week is that you are going to have to use some sort of live bait like eels or bunker. Reason being is that the dogfish have moved into the area to spawn and cut baits or chunks are just what they are looking for to satisfy their insatiable appetites. Nonetheless it is still not enough to deter anyone serious about slamming a big bass. Therefore with that said, striped bass from all the points that are adjacent to Sag Harbor is this week’s best bet. If you are interested in cashing in and have access to a trailered boat, read this week’s South Fork Tight Lines Bait and Tackle report about a free public boat ramp that is located right in the heart of the action. In other news, scup fishing remains unscathed, while the Shinnecock bite for both fluke and stripers are making big strides in recent days. The North Fork action is also quite solid with fluke, scup, stripers and blues all keeping anglers smiling.
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Ken Hejducek - 60 days ago

My Joyce III Weekly Fishing Report Montauk, NY It was an up and down fishing week where some trips were good others were a grind. Monday's charter for Eric, Kyle, Craig, James, Mike and Greg was good with nice quality bass up to 24lbs and some fluke up to 8lbs. Tuesday we had the Joe Marino charter and bailed 10 nice keeper fluke and a bunch of shorts, that were all released unharmed. Then we rounded out the day with 5 keeper bass! Overall it was a good day of fishing. Friday's charter for the Dennis Ferraro group was a grind on the fluke, with just a few keepers up to 6lbs. The dogs were a bit of a nuisance, but we finished the day with excellent diamond jigging and had lock and load action on bass, blues and giant scup. Saturday mornings trip for Aaron, Travis, Wade, Taylor, Keith and Brooke resulted in insane diamond jig fishing with lots of bass, blues and scup. They kept it up until their arms were weary. Overall it was a nice week of fishing. We are heading into our busy season, so make sure you call Captain Ken today and book your next charter! Call us at 516-641-2138, or book directly through our website at

Ken Hejducek - 63 days ago

My Joyce III Montauk, NY We had some good diamond jig fishing today for for Dennis, Dan, Dean, George, Steve and Jim. We had a nice bunch of stripers, blues, porgies and a few keeper fluke. The day was slow on the fluke grounds, but we managed a few keepers to 6lbs. But the afternoon was a total slaughter on jigs for all species. What a great bunch of guys and we can’t wait to see them again in the fall. Call Captain Ken for available dates at 516-641-2138 or book directly through our website at

Captain Mike - 66 days ago

A lot of shorts but some quality keepers on south side of Montauk on Sunday June 10. A 10, 5 and 3 pounder in 5 hrs of fishing. 10 pounder weighed at Gone fishing marina for Ed Godwin on the Luna Blu.

Ken Hejducek - 66 days ago

My Joyce III Montauk, NY The beginning of the week kept us tied to the dock, which is nothing new for this spring. We finally sailed, but fishing was on the slow side. We picked some bass and fluke and other species that had to be released. Then we did a twilight trip with Nick and Laurie! They had a blast catching some nice striped bass and we had a beautiful sunset. The weekend came around and we took Sally, Kenny and the Schultze family out for a Saturday morning bottom fishing trip but the bite was slow. The afternoon trip for T Clarke produced some bass and blues where they played catch and release- what a fun time! The Sunday half day charter was with the John Hoffman family. The striped bass bite was slow, but the family had a blast constantly bending the rods on fluke and sea bass, which where all released unharmed. The Sunday half day charter was with the John Hoffman family. The striped bass bite was slow, but the family had a blast constantly bending the rods on fluke and sea bass, which where all released unharmed.


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