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INSANE WEEK OF SHARKING

Posted By Charley Soares, August 7, 2017
INSANE WEEK OF SHARKING
Some impressive thresher sharks made headlines in Montauk this week.
The top story this week is not of the inshore fishing, but rather the offshore scene as the amount of life that is out there and how red hot the fishing has been is mine boggling. There are loads of sharks south of Montauk with loads of giant threshers not far off the beach. Plenty of makos, bluefin tuna and mahi are not that far from home as well. The canyons and walls are loaded with nice yellowfin tuna and longfins are starting up. If you are looking for an offshore best bet, thresher sharks 5 to 10 miles south of Montauk and Shinnecock would get the nod. Inshore wise, striper fishing fell off quite a bit early in the week, however as the tidal currents picked up momentum at the end of the week, so did the bass bite. Although there’s big fish around, it’s not at the same caliber as it has been. It seems as there are plenty of smaller fish to weed through to get to the cows. On the other side of the coin, fluke fishing continues to be great along the south side, in the rips and at the Cartwright Grounds. With that said, fluke will undoubtedly be this week’s best bet. Bottom fishing for porgies, sea bass and triggerfish remains at a bottomless pit pace. This fishing will only become wilder as we weave into fall. Codfish are abundant east of Block Island especially off Coxes Ledge and there are also all the red hake you want swimming the cod grounds as well. The Sound has plenty of porgies and striped bass for the asking. Noyack Bay in the Peconic’s still remains red hot for weakfish and porgies, however there was a lot more kingfish and blowfish in the bay this week. Triggerfish are any place there is a rock with that fishing being insane.
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