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Viking Fishing Fleet

November 13, 2017:
Aboard the Viking Fleet Capt. Dave reports it was a very good week in general on both the porgy and sea bass fronts aboard the Viking Starship with quite a few keeper cod mixing it up a bit. Thursday was one of the better days of the week as pretty much everyone went home with a limit of scup and sea bass, with some angler's lucky enough to put a cod or two in their coolers as an added treat. Saturday enjoyed good porgy fishing, however when the boat hunting down sea bass, they had to contend with loads of dogfish. They did cull through the doggies and picked plenty of big sea bass. Sunday was another very good day with loads of scup coming from shallow water. Dogs were again a nuisance but the fare were able to work through them to bag their limits of sea bass and some cod to 11 pounds. Aboard the Viking Star, Capt. Steve Sr. reports cod and sea bass fishing was pretty good on Saturday and excellent on Sunday with some porgies and of course plenty of dogfish making it tough to get to the good stuff. Nonetheless by days end, fares did well putting together their limits of sea bass to 5 pounds and loads of codfish to 16 pounds. Aboard the Viking FiveStar, the 30 to 50 mile wreck trip on Tuesday with Capt. Steve reported slower fishing then expected on the wrecks, but all aboard still put together a decent catch as the guys all went home with a pile of fillets. The first rusty belly blackfish trip enjoyed lock and load fishing with everyone having their limit in just an hour into the trip. With much of the day left, instead of putting a hurting on catch and release tog, Capt. Steve Jr. shot back towards Block Island and finished up the day nailing a load of sea bass and a couple of cod. The sea bass fishing was a little slower than it has been, but a few guys had their limit and everyone else was not far behind from their full creel. Please note that there are only a couple of open boat trips with availability until Thanksgiving. However if you want to get in on the exceptional action, give the office a call as the boat will be sailing everyday well into December whenever the weather allows.

Previous Reports

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    Aboard the Viking Fleet Capt. Dave reports okay porgy fishing on the Viking Starship early in the week, but really picked up as the week progressed. They had to contend with dirty water left over from the storm early in the week. By Friday however, the sea bass action turned solid with full limits taken by most fares. Plenty of big porgies are also being taken along with some cod and bluefish. Saturday was just as good with the only difference being the better quality scup that came aboard. The Block Island cod and sea bass trips with Capt. Steven Sr. reports good cod fishing offshore aboard the Viking Star, however the dogfish can be trouble at times. Closer inshore the sea bass bite has been good with fish to 5-34 pounds. Saturday saw a good pick all day of cod and sea bass. Everywhere the boat anchored, found the duo chewing. No dogs were caught, but the scup were a bit of a nuisance.

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    Aboard the Viking Fleet Capt. Dave reports the federal waters opener started off fantastic with scup and sea bass. Tuesday's blow put a hamper on things as the Viking Starship was greeted with rough seas when they returned to ground zero on Thursday. Despite the conditions, the chew was pretty decent with plenty of quality porgies, nice sea bass and a few cod. Saturday saw decent porgy fishing to 4.6 pounds along with a sprinkle of cod to 18-pounds, sea bass to 5 pounds and some triggerfish. Aboard the Viking Star on Saturday, Capt. Steven Sr. reports a tough grind on the cod and sea bass grounds. It seemed as anytime the jumbo sea bass or cod got going, the doggies and the baby scup moved in to ruin the party. They had to bounce around to get on the nice stuff, which by days end, some nice cod to 15 pounds and sea bass to 5.5 pounds made it into the pails The Viking Superstar with Capt. Carl reports a decent day of porgy fishing on Saturday with a pick of mixed size fish with some jumbo sea bass as well. Saturday's night bass trip was a grind as the strong southerly winds against the ebb tide made conditions tough.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    Aboard the Viking Fleet Capt. Dave reports the porgy fishing has been steadily consistent this week with good action on scup to 3 pounds. Some nice sea bass are mixed in, however the numbers of big sea bass should be on the up rise now that the federal waters are open for the biscuits. An increase in the size of the scup and some good cod fishing is also expected to occur in the days and weeks to come. The weekend half day trips aboard the Viking Star with Capt. Jerry at the wheel reports non-stop action on Saturday morning with nice size porgies and sea bass coming over the rails and everyone going home with fillets. Friday night's striped bass trip with Captain Stephen D reports a phenomenal night of bass fishing aboard the Viking Starship. The bite was on right away and everyone had their legal limit former East End Field Editor George Jehn with a nice 43.5-pound moo bass. With the bass fishing so crazy good, both the Viking Starship and the Viking Star sailed on Saturday night to satisfy the demand of anglers looking for their trophy fish. Unfortunately the bass bite was not nearly as good as the previous night's insanity, nonetheless it was still pretty good under the command of Capt. Carl. A very respectable catch of stripers came onboard as anglers picked away all night. Aldo Cruz from Medford took first place with a 36-pound moo bass, while second place was a three way tie with triplet 33 pounders. The Viking Fleet will continue to sail every Friday and Saturday night for striped bass for as long as they stick around.

  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    Aboard the Viking Fleet Capt. Dave reports much improved scup fishing on the Viking Starship this week as once again the harder it blew the harder they chewed. Catches have been mainly porgies and those fares that stayed at the rail with a rod had easy limits along with some nice sea bass. Saturday by far was the best day of the week with loads of porgy limits, some nice sea bass and triggerfish. On the half day weekend trips aboard the Viking Star, Capt. Jerry reported very good fishing with a lot of large porgies and some sea bass being converted to fillets. As for the night bass bite as of late, going unreported from last Saturday's night bass bonanza, Capt. Bill reported a fine night on the Viking starship with many big bass landed as evident the 34 and 31 pounders copping first and second for the pool money. A 38 pounder was taken on the night, but not entered in the pool. Also going unreported, but worth mentioning was former Montauk Field Editor George Jehn sailed on the Viking on Friday night with his good friend, Marty Dowd. With Capt. Carl at the helm, they fished the Elbow and Great Eastern. The boat was full of anglers and eventually so were the coolers, with the entire boat limiting out and back at the dock early. Another good friend, Sam Kelly took top honors that tipped the scales at 37.6-pounds, while another friend, Christos Farantatos was right behind Sam with a hefty 34.3- pound beauty. It was quite an exciting evening. This past Friday with Capt. Carl saw very unfavorable conditions with a weak outgoing tide against a strong southeast wind. Fares did manage to land a couple of nice sized striped bass and marking tons of fish all night. The pool went to a 24.9- pound bass. Saturday evening saw 2 Viking boats sailing and both boats struck out. There are still plenty of fish around, but they just have not been eating on the outgoing tide. This Friday and Saturday nights trip will both have the very productive incoming flood tide and the crew are looking forward to being out there.

Viking Fishing Fleet
462 West Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954
phone: 631-668-5700 | fax: 631-668-5788

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