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July 15, 2024 - 10:00:58

From the Viking Fleet of Montauk Capt Mike reported once again they saw steady action all trip on the Viking Star. The sea bass and porgy bite was excellent. The fluke bite was a little slow, but there was a very hefty one in the bucket. Fun afternoon on the water! The pool winner was Ron Alma from Montauk, NY with a whopper 8 1/2-pound fluke. Captain Dave reported an excellent day of fishing on the Montauk Point for the Friday trip. The trip had a great start, fishing close to the lighthouse. The fishermen caught many porgies of all sizes, but most were jumbo. After the goldmine of porgies, the trip headed towards Block Island, where the crew picked through many sea bass. The crew also caught some fluke and mackerel near Block Island. The trip was filled with good fun and lots of action. The pool winner was Cecilia Samuels from New Jersey, with a 5-pound sea bass. The second pool winner was Ronald from Queens, NY, with a 2.8-pound porgy. Give them a call at (631) 668-5700 or reserve your spot at

July 09, 2024 - 09:48:24

From the Viking Fleet of Montauk Capt Mike reports a good trip on the Viking Star on Saturday. The windy conditions forced them to fish were they could. They caught a couple nice keeper fluke. There were also a lot of short sea bass and fluke making for some lively action. The pool winner was Ben Jackson from Freeport, NY with a 4.5-pound fluke. For the porgy trip Captain Dave reported an excellent day of porgy fishing despite the not-so-great weather. The fishing was consistent throughout the trip, reeling in nice-sized porgies. There was also an abundance of seabass, but most were very little. The pool winner is Jerimiah from Brooklyn, NY, with a 3-pound porgy. Edwin from Westbury, NY, with a 3.5-pound sea bass, was the edible pool winner. Give them a call at (631) 668-5700 or reserve your spot at

July 02, 2024 - 11:01:25

From the Viking Fleet of Montauk Capt Mike reported a lot of action on the Viking Star for Saturday. They had a bunch of short fluke and sea bass. There were a couple of keeper fluke and porgies in the buckets. Conditions were pretty tough with the wind, but they put a nice afternoon together. The pool winner was Colin Flynn from Edgewater, MD with a 6-pound fluke. Also on Saturday Capt Dave reported a decent day on the Viking Starship. They started out to the east drifting and had mixed size porgies mostly on the smaller side. There were some good size porgies along with mostly smaller sea bass. After that, they spent the rest of the trip under the lighthouse finding large & jumbo porgies and some sea bass. The first place pool winner was John Luis from NYC with a 2 3/4-pound porgy. The edible pool winner was Cornell Armstrong from Teaneck, NJ with a 4-pound sea bass. Give them a call at (631) 668-5700 or reserve your spot at

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

Capt. Paul G Forsberg’s Viking Fleet was founded by his father, Carl Forsberg in 1936 and originally resided in Freeport, New York. It wasn’t until 1951, when Paul was 12 years old, that the fleet and Forsberg clan relocated on Montauk. An ambitious young salt, Paul was already running his own 24 foot boat at this early age and worked in various commercial fisheries from 1951 to 1957. In 1957 Paul was 18 years old and firmed his maturation to adulthood by obtaining his 100 ton master captains license. Utilizing this credential, he operated his own charter boat till 1959 when he decided to become involved in the summer party boat fishing business. He maintained this role of party boat captain till 1991 and worked on commercial draggers during the winter. Today, the Viking Fleet is a year-round operation consisting of three party boats, one high speed ferry, one commercial fishing vessel, one cruise vessel and the newly launched Viking Fivestar. It is the largest, most diversified privately owned fishing fleet in the northeast.