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CLASSIC FALL BASS RUN

Posted By Tony Salerno, October 16, 2017
CLASSIC FALL BASS RUN
Striper fishing is holding strong in Montauk’s rips well into October, something that hasn’t been happening in recent years.
 Quite simply, the striper fishing remains as solid as it has all this spring and summer. Most if not all the charter and open boat captains are delighted with the “Good Ole Classic Montauk Fall Striped Bass” run, which has been absent from Mecca for the past several years, until now. This week’s new moon and ideal tides should spell more banner fishing as the rips continue to hold loads of forage baitfish and bass. There are still plenty of moo bass around, however plenty of 30 to 34 inch keeper male bass have moved in with the ladies, making for a crap shoot size wise on each tide. Unfortunately blitzes either on the beach or on the open waters are few and far between. That being said, let’s make linesiders this week’s best bet once again.
Blackfish continues to chew decently up around Plum and Fishers Islands as well as the shallow rocky lairs along the beaches of the Sound. However realistically, until water temps hit the 55 degree mark, it’s going to be quite challenging to get hard or soft baits past the usual array of local bottom feeders unless you have a pet wreck or two holding the toggies. Porgy fishing improved as the week went on, with an all-out assault on the scup anywhere you fished on Saturday. Sea bass fishing has been okay locally, however everyone is anxiously awaiting Sunday’s opener in federal waters as the word is that the deep lairs are chock full of jumbo biscuits, scup and codfish. My advice is to head out as soon as you can to beat the chances of the more popular spots getting picked clean of the jumbos. Plenty of false albacore continue to chase baby spearing, rain bait and the likes along the beaches of the Sound, the South Fork inlets, and both Montauk’s north side and at the point. The Peconic’s still hold weakfish, blues and scup, while the Mattituck area is enjoying great sea bass, porgy and striper action.
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Ken Hejducek - 28 days ago

My Joyce III Montauk, NY We had Nick, Nick and Harry out this morning! We had a simply beautiful sunrise on the way out. We waited for the tide to get started and then we caught a bunch of albies. Then we went bass fishing, which was a bit slow. We caught enough for them but it was not what we expected. Captain Ken is now booking blackfísh and sea bass cod trips. Call him for availability at 516-641-2138.

LARRY SCHMIDT - 29 days ago

My name is Larry Schmidt I am was fishing caught 19 inch bass off the dock New Suffolk ave my phone number is 1631-644-0234 please you like text me back soon

Ken Hejducek - 30 days ago

My Joyce III Montauk, NY We had great weather great fishing for Paul, Kenny, Brianna, Orla, Christine and Sally. Everyone had lots of fun and laughs. Call Capt Ken for availability at 516-641-2138.

Ken Hejducek - 32 days ago

My Joyce III Montauk, NY We had n awesome autumn morning on the My Joyce III. The bass were snapping for our Wounded Warriors group. If a group of people ever deserve a great trip, it’s these men and women. We were honored to be a part of this group. And they crushed them with fish up 40lbs. We are available for night trips this Friday 1020, Saturday 1021 and then Sunday morning 6 to 11. Contact My Joyce Charters at 516-641-2138.


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