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November 16, 2020 - 09:31:22

The Lazy Bones has called it quits for the remainder of the 2020 season. The fishing Capt. Mike, Kathy and all of the Lazybones crew want to thank you all for coming aboard this year. They also want to thank you for respecting their rules and restrictions. It was a pleasure to see old friends and meet new ones. So everybody please stay safe and we will see you all next year. Enjoy your holidays.

November 09, 2020 - 09:40:23

Aboard the Lazy Bones strong gusty and gale force winds kept the boat tied to the dock until mid-week. The trips that did sail saw patrons give their rods and arms an incredibly good workout with mainly school size stripers and plenty of them at that, leaving all on board sore and happy. The slot winners were Robert Hirshberg and Anya Felix. Please note Capt. Mike will now be looking for the window of weather opportunities and prime tides. So please give lovely Kathy a call ahead of time at (631) 668-5671 for reservations and weather conditions

November 02, 2020 - 15:58:28

Aboard the Lazy Bones the boat was only able to sail on Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, and Saturday afternoon. The fishing still continues to be awesome with the usual slot fish, blues, sea bass and schoolies. The pool winner on Saturday went to the one and only Ryan Williams slinging the bass like a pro. This is diamond jigging at its finest, and the Lazy Bones will continue diamond jigging stripers and bluefish for as long as they stick around. Please note Capt. Mike will now be looking for the window of weather opportunities hoping to sail twice daily at 8 A.M. and 1 P.M. So please give Kathy a call ahead of time at (631) 668-5671 for reservations and weather conditions

October 26, 2020 - 09:45:47

Aboard the Lazy Bones, bass fishing just can’t get any better as you can practically walk on the fish as the schools are so thick, wide and all over the place. Although I gave anglers heading onto the Bones a heads up a couple weeks back to hit the gyms and the weight rooms to get their arms in shape for battling fierce striper action in the weeks to come. Well Kathy relayed word to me that you could hear people coming off the boat moaning that their arms were tired, but they were all smiling. The mates were running around like lunatics making sure patrons were getting their jigs right back into the action. Slot fish winners were Kathy Henderson, Rich Bachman, Paul Reiner, Artie Hirschberg, and Anthony Caputo with a 15-pounders. Saturday’s afternoon trip saw a dozen slot size fish hit the fillet table. Each trip also sees a mix of blues and sea bass. We also saw some nice sea bass around and a few blues decided to show up. This is diamond jigging at its finest, and the Lazy Bones will continue diamond jigging stripers and bluefish for as long as they stick around. The Bones sails twice daily at 8 A.M. and 1 P.M., therefore if you only have a half day or a full day to fish and have yet to sink your jig into a cow bass, the time to do so is now. Space is limited and reservations are a must to avoid disappointment. So give Kathy a call at (631) 668-5671 and I’ll say it again, get those arm ready for a workout.

October 19, 2020 - 09:45:21

Aboard the Lazy Bones the fishing remains solid when the weather cooperates and the boat is able to sail. Friday morning saw 14 keepers with the same amount of sea bass. There are plenty of school bass, slot fish, and quite a few cows. Pool winners this week included Rob Vitacco, Travis Kent, Frank Kilkenny, and Megan Judge. The Lazy Bones will continue diamond jigging stripers and bluefish for as long as they stick around. The Bones sails twice daily at 8 A.M. and 1 P.M., therefore if you only have a half day or a full day to fish and have yet to sink your jig into a cow bass, the time to do so is now. Space is limited and reservations are a must to avoid disappointment. So give lovely Kathy a call at (631) 668-5671 and get those arm ready for a workout.

October 12, 2020 - 10:09:37

Aboard the Lazy Bones the striped bass fishing has been some of the best they have enjoyed in many years. Just about every trip sees a boat limit of slot size keepers, releasing many cows in the 30 to 40-pound range. Some bluefish and Spanish mackerel fill out the trips. Pool winners this week included Micky Hurley, Alan Yee, Matt Seltz, and Ryan Williams. The fishing remains red hot and the Lazy Bones will continue diamond jigging stripers and bluefish for as long as they stick around. The Bones sails twice daily at 8 A.M. and 1 P.M., therefore if you only have a half day or a full day to fish and have yet to sink your jig into a cow bass, the time to do so is now. Space is limited and reservations are a must to avoid disappointment. Call at (631) 668-5671 and get those arms ready for a workout.

October 05, 2020 - 09:48:29

Aboard the Lazy Bones, Capt. Mike and his lovely bride Kathy were both excited to inform me that the striped bass fishing has been off the wall, with pretty much nonstop catching and releasing cow bass between 35 and 50-pounds. Thankfully, there are many slot size keepers hitting the fillet tables with many limits each day. In addition to the stripers, bluefish, jumbo sea bass and monster porgies are also finding their way to the fillet table. On Thursday patrons had a treat with a tuna blitz along the surface with bluefins estimated by Capt. Mike at approximately the 100 to 120-pound class. One lucky angler did have one duped but became unlucky as big blue speedster became victorious as the 3/0 conventional outfit was no match against the beautiful creature that easily spooled out the reel. That’s fishing. Pool winners this week included my good friend the Smurf, Mickey Filosa and Adam Wolk. The Lazy Bones will continue diamond jigging stripers, bluefish, and whatever likes the taste of the jaw busting metals for the remainder of the 2020 season, sailing twice daily at 8 A.M. and 1 P.M. These trips continue to be exciting, since false albacore, green bonito, jumbo sea bass, and jumbo porgies remain by-catches through at least October. If you haven’t sunk you jigs into a cow bass this year or ever for that fact, the time to do so is now. Although any bass over 35-inches must be safely released, a photo with the fish of a lifetime will be just that as photos last a lifetime. Therefore be sure not to miss out as space is limited and reservations are a must to avoid disappointment.

September 28, 2020 - 09:33:13

The Lazy Bones are now done with the fluke, sea bass and porgy trips until next season, which ended with good sea bass and porgy fishing, while fluke ended disappointing due to the big blow during the week. Starting this Thursday, October 1st, the Lazy Bones will begin sailing their infamous diamond jigging for stripers and bluefish trips for the remainder of the 2020 season, sailing twice daily at 7 A.M. and 1 P.M. These are some fun trips as in the early going not only do you have a blast with blues and stripers, false albacore, green bonito, jumbo sea bass, and jumbo porgies make for some great by-catches that just love tasty diamond jigs. Thankfully, it looks as a good fall season is in store. Therefore be sure not to miss out as spaces will be limited. To avoid disappointment give lovely Kathy a call at (631) 668-5671

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Aboard the Lazy Bones the fishing was good at the start of the week with fluke, sea bass, scup, and even two thresher sharks which were both safely released. Then came the strong winds by the weekend, which brought brutal sea conditions that kept most boats tied to the dock. Once conditions improve, the Bones will be back on the fluke and sea bass grounds until September 31st. Starting Wednesday, October 1st, the Lazy Bones will beginning sailing their infamous diamond jigging for stripers and bluefish trips for the remainder of the 2020 season, sailing twice daily at 7 A.M. and 1 P.M. These are some fun trips as in the early going not only do you have a blast with blues and stripers, false albacore, green bonito, jumbo sea bass, and jumbo porgies make for some great by-catches that just love tasty diamond jigs. Thankfully, my palm reads that it looks as a good fall season is in store. Therefore be sure not to miss out as spaces will be limited. To avoid disappointment give lovely Kathy a call at (631) 668-5671

September 14, 2020 - 09:37:39

Aboard the Lazy Bones this week, Capt. Mike hit pay dirt with some nice size fluke coming over the rails. Along with the flatties were loads of big sea bass and porgies to keep all on board busy and happy. Tuesday morning saw one exciting nail biter at the “scale of justice” as local Montauker Mark Mullen and John DeMelio Sr. had a pair of fluke from the same cookie cutter. With the scale seesawing back and forth, it was Montauker Mark’s fluke nosing out John’s with a 7.6-pounder, while John’s fish went 7.5-pounds. Sorry John, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Tom Farr aka Las Vegas, on his final trip of the season, went out in grand style, putting a hefty 7-pounder in the box. See you next season Mr. Las Vegas. Joey “Provolone “ aka Bug Man, gave bucktailing a shot for the first time and low and behold who catches his personal best fluke at 6.8-pounds. Way to go Bug Man. Action continues to good, therefore come on out and get yourself some fish. Reservations are strongly suggested to avoid disappointment by giving Kathy a call at (631) 668-5671

September 08, 2020 - 09:31:27

Aboard the Lazy Bones this week, with fun filled family days with plenty of short and keeper fluke, porgies, and sea bass that kept everyone smiling and bringing home plenty of tasty mixed fillets. On Friday morning, future sharpie 5-1/2- year old Owen O’Shea who was fishing with his dad Ryan, hook into a 5.10-pound pool winning fluke. His mom said he was counting the days to come fishing on the boat. That’s what the Lazy Bones strives for. Good going sweetie. On the afternoon trip, long time regular John Gravina had his personal best at a whopping 9.13-pounds. John well deserved this fish. Congratulations John on one fine catch. Saturday morning Yolanda Kennedy bested the boys by winning the pool with her fish at a little over 5-pounds. Action continues to good. Therefore come on out and get yourself some fish. Reservations are strongly suggested to avoid disappointment by giving lovely Kathy a call at (631) 668-5671

August 31, 2020 - 10:10:17

Aboard the Lazy Bones, patrons have been maxing out with sea bass and porgies with many families taking bags of fillets home. Short fluke are a plenty while keepers are few. The boat has been full every day, so reservations are a must.

August 24, 2020 - 11:10:55

Aboard the Lazy Bones this week, Capt. Mike found out where some quality fluke that are willing to oblige live, which is a great sign and hopefully improves even greater in the next few weeks to come. There were plenty of families on board this week and as usual aboard the Lazy Bones, everyone had a great time. In addition, the fluke bit real well equating to an awesome week of fishing and family fun. Lots of highlights this week with the fluking lighting up including Chimmy with her fluke of 6-pounds, red hot angler Ryan Williams with a beautiful 8.8-pounder plus three other flatties for a limit and a limit of sea bass. Rather good for a half-day. So good in fact, that Ryan return the following day for another limit of flatties to his pool winning 5 ½-pounder. Darn that rod is too hot to handle Ryan. Once again out fishing the boys was 9-year old- Rieland Dorn who had a fluke of 6-pounds and since mom and dad didn’t put her in the pool, John Kennedy took pool honors with his 5.4-pound fluke. How can a week’s fishing report go on without my pal the Smurf who thankfully had a 4-pound pool winner. I sweated that one out Smurfy. Matt Kirch had fluke and limited out on sea bass on the same trip. The Nemo family claimed their pool fish was a family collaborating effort at 5 ¼-pounds. Bone’s regular and sharpie James Adams had a pool fish at 6 ½-pounds, came back again, the next day and again, winning the pool with a hefty 6 ¾-pound flattie. May want to think about a career change Jim. Aside from the great fluking, the sea bass and porgies did a great job of keeping reds bent and buckets filling. Remember to call ahead as the Bones is at limited capacity. For reservations, give lovely Kathy a call at (631) 668-5671

August 17, 2020 - 10:22:51

Aboard the Lazy Bones, anglers have been enjoying lots of action in the rips and along the southside when they were able to get there. Bones regular Dave Goldberg limited out on sea bass and nailed 2 keeper fluke at 4 and 5 ½-pounds. Roy Zic was also hot decking 2 keeper fluke to 5-pounds. Bones regular Megan Judge showing off her dexterity once again with her 3 ½-pounder. Children and their families are all having a ball catching short fluke, sea robins, mackerel, sea bass, and porgies, leaving the boat with smile’s, bags of fillets, and happy memories. Remember to call ahead as the Bones is at limited capacity. For reservations, give lovely Kathy a call at (631) 668-5671

August 10, 2020 - 18:40:53

Aboard the Lazy Bones this week, everything was up and running despite the tropical storm that paid Montauk a visit on Tuesday. Patrons on the Bones had a lot of nice keeper sea bass, some keeper fluke, and some porgies mixed in. Capt. Mike is scouring the ocean in search of the motherlode of big fluke. Pool winners this week included Chimmy with her fish at 3 ½-pounds, Richie Kearny’s with a 4-pounder, and my good ole friend the Smurf landing two nice keepers on Saturday morning including the 4-pound money fluke. Hey Smurf, you usually throw 4-pounders back to become 5-pounders. What happen? Remember to call ahead as the Bones is at limited capacity. For reservations, give Kathy a call at (631) 668-5671

474 West Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954
phone: 631-668-5671

Captain Mike Vegessi got his start fishing in Montauk by chance. Many moons ago, an old salty captain yelled out to Mike “Hey kid, you want a job?” and the rest is history. Since this fortuitous encounter in 1977, Mike has worked very hard at leaving nothing to chance! His success has been a result of hard work, dedication, a love for Montauk, fishing, and providing a fun and entertaining atmosphere for each and every customer that steps aboard the Lazy Bones! While on the Lazy Bones, everyone is treated like family and this all starts with the crew of the boat. Mike practices what he preaches as his wife and daughters all play a role helping and providing for an enjoyable experience to those who step aboard. Montauk is called the “Sportfishing Capital of the World” for good reason. With Captain Mike at the helm and his family on deck, customers will be taught the local techniques to catch a wide variety of fish. By way of this attentiveness you will certainly begin to understand why Montauk has gained its nickname.