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Star Island Yacht Club & Marina

September 24, 2018:
At Star Island Yacht Club, Mike reports good to excellent fishing all around. Fluke fishing is hanging on strong despite all the wind and weather this week. Early in the week Jimmy Kim and his crew aboard the "Tenacious" had 17 keeper fluke to 5 pounds. On Friday the Montauk Star had a load of big fluke to 12.6 pounds. Striper fishing continues to be steady, especially for the boats trolling wire off Southwest Ledge with bass to 30 pounds. The albies have finally arrived on Monday and are all over the place east and west of the jetties smacking Hogy Epoxy Jigs, Deadly Dicks and flies. Sea bass are everywhere and porgy fishing remains crazy good at all the usual rock piles. Most of the charter and open boats are going over to Block Island for the jumbo ground fish and are also picking at some keeper cod.

Previous Reports

  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    At Star Island Yacht Club, Mike reports kind of a quiet week until Saturday, when seas enabled some boats to sneak out into the deep blue to sample the fluke fishing. While the quantity wasn't there, the quality was, as Mike was weighing many 7 and 8 pound fish. Striped bass have also come alive again with lots of cows coming in to be weighed with the largest fish weighing 48 pounds. The first reports of albies have been confirmed in Montauk and that fishing should break loose any day now, and there are plenty of blues around until the albie action explodes. Plenty of bluefish are picking up the slack along the albacore grounds. Sea bass and porgies are biting their heads off at all the usual lairs. Shark fishing has also been productive with lots of makos attacking hooked striped bass and bluefish. The fall bite is just starting. Don't miss it.

  • September 10, 2018 Open or Close

    At Star Island Yacht Club, Alex reports the fluke fishing slowed a bit early in the week, but bounced back just in time for the weekend with the private and charter boats finding quality fish at the Frisbee and Cartwright Grounds as well as off the Radar Tower in 80 feet of water. The usual sandwich of spearing, squid and especially Gulp 6-inch Swimming Mullet has been catching the big fish. The charter boats have also been coming back with limits of stripers to 40 plus pounds. Live spot and live eels are catching the fish during the flood tide east of the point and at Block Island. Bottom fishing for scup and sea bass have been second to none by most boats. No word of albies as of yet.

  • September 3, 2018 Open or Close

    At Star Island Yacht Club, Mike reports super fluke fishing this week from the Frisbees, however the fish are spread out in big numbers and sizes. Sam Gershowitz fished aboard his boat the "Lil Marlena" on Tuesday and Wednesday with a few friends and the crew of 4 on both days limited on fluke to 7-12 pounds. Ken and Astrid DeGruchy fished aboard the "Blue Gill" for bass of 47 and 41 pounds. They fished 2:30 A.M. and used live eels in 31 to 43 feet of water at Southwest Ledge area of Block Island. Fishing conditions were rough, winds at 15 knots but the outgoing rip was solid. The "Hurls Girls" had bass of 47 and 44 pounds on a night trip during the full moon. Loads of bluefish have moved into the area this week. Mahi are also within 20 miles of the beach in the 5 to 6 pound range and are under anything floating along the surface. Off shore has been excellent. See Anthony Gatto's offshore reports.

  • August 27, 2018 Open or Close

    At Star Island Yacht Club, Mike reports a great week of fluke fishing with an abundance of 4 to 6 pound flatties anywhere from the Frisbees to the Windmill's and Block Island. Alex Gershowitz fishing on the "Little Marlana" fished the Frisbee Grounds for a limit of fluke to 9 pounds. Mike Collins and Jim News fished by Block Island aboard the "Good News II" for a limit of fluke to 7 pounds and a limit of sea bass to 4 pounds. The Montauk Star had 60 keeper fluke to 10.4 pounds on Saturday. Bass fishing has definitely been more productive on live eels at night, while the daytime bite is a grind. Some blues are also swimming with the bass. Bottom fishing for scup and sea bass is just about a guarantee out in front of the Lighthouse and the offshore pieces. On the offshore scene, Sam Gershowitz and his crew went all the way to the Atlantis aboard the "Marlana" and returned with 5 yellowfin tuna to 70 pounds. The crew also caught and released some white and blue marlin. A little closer to home, Joe Tantillo fishing aboard the "Out There" brought a mako back to the scale that weighed 275-pounds.

Star Island Yacht Club & Marina

Star Island Yacht Club & Marina
59 Star Island Rd
Montauk, NY 11954
phone: 631-668-5052

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