Photo Gallery September 2023 by Matt Broderick While the cobia reports started coming in from the West End of Long Island, Todd Mann went and fished on the Montauk Star for fluke and still caught one of these southern visitors on the east end of the island. Even the captain has to get in on the action every once in a while! Captain Sal of Moondance Charters in Montauk did so by nailing a double digit fluke off the point on a mid-August charter. Courtney Miller caught this 23-inch fluke weighing in just under 5 pounds on July 26th, just south of Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Daniel Del Rosario took first place in the Surf Rats Ball surfcasting tournament with his 53-pounder caught from a South Shore inlet while targeting fluke with a 6-foot St. Croix rod and a Berkley soft plastic rigged on a jighead. Nine-year-old Thano Rontiris caught his first weakfish near Shelter Island using Fishbites E-Z Strips baited on a hi-lo rig. While fishing off the Long Beach are in about 70 feet of water, Dana Munno fed a live bunker to a 60-pound cobia which was weighed in at J&J Sports in Patchogue. On July 20th, 15-year-old Eddie Looft caught this 8.4-pound fluke on a Tsunami Glass Minnow with a Gulp Grub as the teaser in Montauk. The fish was weighed in at the Montauk Anglers Club. While fishing on the Hammertime out of Montauk, Alyssa Sussman put together a limit of quality fluke including the one pictured on a mid-July trip.