Monday, September 18, 2017

Montauk Sunday

John, Luke, Dusty, and I fished again on Sunday in Montauk. The Albies were a bit more finicky on Sunday and we ended up with around eight. We caught them on both fly and spinning rods. There were tons of fish, but they were not as agreeable as on Saturday. That happens with Albies at times. Pro Tip: Sometimes albies get picky in a given area. A move to a different location can make a difference and the fish may chew more readily in a different spot.

Montauk Saturday

John, Luke, Dusty, and I fished Montauk on Saturday. Conditions were perfect and the fish chewed. We caught Albies all day and ended up with well over thirty releases. It was great. We also had a few blues. Pro Tip: My Montauk season runs from mid September through October. Typically, we catch a higher percentage of Albies early in the season and a higher percentage of stripers later in the season.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

30 Plus Albies

Report to follow. Montauk is on fire.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Last Day of Fluke

Fished with Doug, Ryan, and my Dad Labor Day Monday for fluke. This was the last day of fluke season for us. Fluke season is now closed. We had great action all day. We had keeper fluke to six pounds. There was constant action all day with fluke and sea bass. Sea bass was closed so they all were released. We did not go more than a few minutes without a bite or a fish all day. Pro Tip: Fluke tend to bite best in the back bays in May and June. Then the bite makes a transition to the ocean in late July and August.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September Sharks

Fished today with Tom, John, and Mark in the ocean for sharks. We caught and released five sharks today up to about 80 pounds. We had three big spinner sharks, a dusky, and a brown shark. It has been a great shark season. Pro Tip: Summer shark season typically lasts from mid June until the beginning of September.

Back Bay

Fished with Aaron and family on Thursday in the bay. Fishing was fairly slow but we caught small sea bass and a couple of flounder. Pro Tip: Greenheads are attracted to dark colors because they absorb heat from the sun. Avoid dark colored clothing as they will zero in on you first. Also, if you bought that black Bimini top for your boat because it looked nice, you made a huge mistake

Joe Hughes

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fluke and Sea Bass

Fished with Mike, Mike, Al, and Bob in the ocean for fluke and sea bass. We caught four keeper fluke to over five pounds and we had four keeper sea bass. We had lots of action with shorts as well. Fluke season closes the beginning of September. Pro Tip: if you must break off a jig due to a snag, point the rod directly at the snag so there is no bend. Then cup the spool on a spinning rod or thumb the spool on a conventional rod to create enough tension the line parts at the rig. Never ever cut the line at the reel. This leaves lots of unnecessary line in the water.