Tom Melton Archives - The Fisherman

Tom Melton

May 13, 2024 - 09:23:12

At the Montauk Anglers Club, guide Chris Albronda reported it was another phenomenal week of freshwater fishing in Montauk. The gang was all here, walleye, crappy, largemouth, bass, smallmouth, bass, and perch were available from the bank. There was a handful of boats fishing in the lake and they did nowhere near as well as the bank anglers. Chris was using tackle, now available at Montauk Anglers Club, including wacky worms, weedless rigged Senko, Ned rigs, and paddle tails. The best bite from shore right now is happening on Fort Pond. If you are heading out, stop by the shop and Chris will help you out.

May 13, 2024 - 09:23:08

Another week of absolute great weather… does this crap ever go away. It seems like all we get these days is rain and east wind or winds that blow hard from other directions. Hopefully the rains will slow up and winds will decrease for the coming weeks. On a positive note, we are fisherman, and why is it all of sudden we let weather keep us off the water? From anglers I spoke with, there are plenty of fish to be had in Great South and Moriches bays. Weakfish have begun to pop up with fish to 9 pounds reported. Bass seem to be in a lot of areas, taking chunks and soft plastics with keepers and slot fish. Blues, and large ones to teen class are prowling. And, with fluke season open and reports of quality keepers on the party boat fleet and private anglers, the season is here and heading in the right direction… except for the weather. Stop whining and hit the water, you know rain gear and an extra sweatshirt is not a terrible thing, especially when you are catching fish! I did get out earlier in the week and found a bass to 27 inches at the Moses Bridge while with my son in law Isa. A Berkley paddle tail on a 1/2-ounce head did the trick.

May 06, 2024 - 08:16:06

May 06, 2024 - 08:16:03

Fluke season kicked off Saturday and anglers were not disappointed. Anglers fishing Great South Bay saw a lot of fish, with a fair amount of keepers in the mix to 6 pounds. Sunday was a little tougher due to weather, but action was still had on keepers and sorts for most that fished. This week’s weather is not so hot, but with all the bait flowing into the bays, the fish are still going to be actively feeding. Squid, butterfish and herring, plus I also heard of large spearing will all make for great days on the water. On the bass and bluefish front, if you want bass… just go fishing as they are in all their favorite haunts and then some. I heard of bass in the way back bays of both Moriches and Great South with fish taking poppers at high tide. The season is here, so get out now and reward yourself with a great day on the water with family and friends.