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Sep 13 2009

Northeast Saltwater Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing Reports: Updated September 13, 2009

ne_fishing_wideopenStriped Bass, Bluefish, Ablies and Bonita (aka Bones) fishing is busting loose in the Northeast! The last few days there has been some bad weather which has kept anglers off the water, but before that it’s been pretty wide open for light tackle and fly anglers. Full details below….let’s roll!

Northeast Saltwater Fisheries News
There are striped bass hearings coming to your state regarding the topic of allowing North Carolina to roll over their commercial quota on a yearly basis, ASMFC refers to it as Addendum II. You need to read this and make your position known. Click here for full details and dates of meetings.

Northeast Saltwater Fishing Reports
*note the northeast fishing reports work their way up the coast from south to north starting with New Jersey.

New Jersey Saltwater Fishing Reports

Capt. Byan DiLio from Iowa Fortune Guide Service fishing in and around Ocean City and Atlantic City reported in:
Extreme weather had me blown out all week. will be back on the water starting this weekend.Have a great week end. Bryan

The Beach Haven Charter Boat Association reported in from Beach Haven:
The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are making the preparations for the upcoming shift from summer to fall fishing. Captain Adam Nowalski of the “Karen Ann” reports he will be targeting sea bass and croakers in September.Captain Adam says the drop in air temperatures will soon bring a drop in water temperatures provoking a hotter bite from the sea bass. He also is looking for some good croaker action in the ocean. Meanwhile Captain George Finck of “Sparetime Charters” had Richard and Allison Trosko and their two sons out for a half day fishing trip in the bay. The boys had a nice catch of bluefish, really enjoyed the steady action. Captain Fran Verdi of the “Dropoff” is already planning to start fishing for Continue Reading »

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Oct 08 2008

Montauk Fly Fishing Report – Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Slam – Oct 8, 2008

Fly fishing on Montauk was again spectacular today. Lots of striped bass and bluefish and only one albie for us today. We did see a bunch of albies but they were being a little shy, moving fast and did not allow us to get a fly in front of their nose. Water temperatures are around 63 degrees which should mean the albies will be moving out of the area soon, but there are and should remain plenty of bass and blues to put a bend in the long rod.

A few shots I was able to catch today along with a shot Wild Bill took of the one albie I was able to land.

Striped Bass Chasing Bait today at Montauk Point

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Saltwater Fly Fishing Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Report Montauk, Bass chasing baitfish

Saltwater Fly Fishing Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Report Montauk, Bass chasing baitfish

Saltwater Fly Fishing Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Report Montauk, Bass chasing baitfish

Saltwater Fly Fishing Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Report Montauk, Bass chasing baitfish

Saltwater Fly Fishing Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Report Montauk, Bass chasing baitfish

Striped Bass chasing baitfish

striped bass busting baitfish

bass eating bait

The kayak anglers were out in full force today and hooking up all over

Montauk Kayak fishing for striped bass

Me with my only albie of the day

Albie fly fishing at Montauk, Brandon with a nice albie on the fly

Thats all for today. Looks like it will blow tomorrow and we might head home. It’s been fun.

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Oct 07 2008

Montauk Saltwater Fly Fishing Striped Bass Report – Oct 5 and 6th 2008

The fly fishing has been good up here on Montauk, the pictures below should sum it up well. Not quite as hot and heavy as last week, but pretty darn good. Here are some pictures from fishing on Sunday and Monday. We took the morning off this morning because of wind, heard a few went out and had a good bite. We headed out after lunch for the afternoon bite and found some nice swirling stripers, or bass as they call them up here,  down the beach off of the town of Montauk in 10 feet of water. Some pretty cool shallow water saltwater fly fishing. I post pictures from today either tonight or tomorrow.

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Finally the sun came out to shed some light on a good bass blitz….I think just about any fly worked and everyone was hooked up..below is a triple hook up

Montauk Saltwater Fly Fishing Striped Bass Blitz

A few breaking Montauk bass I was able to catch on camera…the shots are not quite as good as from last week, but still hot shots I think

Montauk Saltwater Fly Fishing Striped Bass Report

Everyone hooking up

Montauk Saltwater Fly Fishing Striped Bass Report

Paul Dixon watching the bass blitz up close and personal

Montauk Saltwater Fly Fishing Striped Bass Paul Dixon

Bill snapped this nice shot of a striped bass I caught on the fly towards dusk

Saltwater Fly Fishing Montauk Brandon White with a nice striped bass

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Oct 04 2008

Montauk Fishing Report – Bass Blitz Video -Epic Saltwater Fly Fishing

Tom M had a nice point and shoot camera that shoots video with us this past week up in Montauk and put together this short clip of video. Pretty wild to see that many striped bass right at your feet.

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Oct 02 2008

Montauk Fishing Report – Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness – Sept 31 and Oct 1

We headed up to Montauk to chase striped bass, albies and bluefish on Tuesday and Wednesday. The bite was great on Tuesday with lots of bass, some blues, but not as many albies. Yesterday was wide open and probably the best day fishing for all three species I have ever experienced in the Northeast. The fish never stopped breaking or biting. If you wanted albies you fished those pods, if you wanted bass you fished pods with bass. It was so good we stopped fishing and just put down our rods and watched. It was literally an amazing spectacle of nature to witness. Of course after about 15 minutes we could pick up a rod and catch another, then watch again for a while. I was nothing less then epic.
Tackle:
9 and 10 wt Sage Xp’s on sinking lines (Rio Striper 250 for me and Tom used a Express Sinking line) Leader was about 7 feet of 20lb Ande fluorocarbon and flies were my Blanco patterns in chartruese and baitfish on #2 hooks)

Here are a few pictures, we fished with Capt. John McMurray yesterday and he shot a bunch of pics, but is still up there and once he gets back and sends some more shots I will post them up. I think the pictures tell the story best (you can click on the pictures to get full resolution versions):

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

 Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

 Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

 

Montauk Fishing Report - Striped Bass, Albies, and Bluefish Madness - Sept 31 and Oct 1

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Sep 29 2008

Montauk bound – chasing stripers

Got the word that the bite is on in Montauk again this week with stripers, albies and bluefish. Too much to resist, just finished tying some flies, packing and heading out this afternoon. Pictures to come…

Brandon

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Sep 26 2008

Montauk Madness Fishing Report One 9 Wt, One Fly and Two Albies

Breaking Striped Bass Bluefish and Albies in MontaukLateral Line Ambassador Wild Bill just returned from fishing for stripers, ablies and bluefish the last few days and filed this report. Sounds like Montauk is on fire. Better pack the rods and reels and head up there soon!

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Simon and I took his 23 Reg to Montauk Sunday and fished through Wed. The wind blew from the NE each day 15 to 20 kts and occasionally a little more. The boat sliced through the sometimes big waves in the rips at the Point with ease. There were very few large charter boats out, but those that did go caught some big bass. It seemed like there were fewer light tackle and fly guides booked also. It is a shame more guys did not go because the fishing was stellar. We never had to venture more than a mile from Montauk Point and had surface action almost constantly. By the second day we let all the spin and casting rods in the room and fly exclusively.

The albies were there in force and the stripers were plentiful and of good size for this time of year. The plethora of blues kept the fly tiers busy. It was a challenge to try to stay away from those chewing machines. All of our action was topwater. Crease flies on a floating line worked great, as did small albie flies on intermediate lines. Many of the albies were in the ten pound range.

I had a most unusual catch. Hooked an albie and he quickly ran into the backing. The pull seemed really extreme on my nine wt. As the fish was worked to the boat I saw a second albie caught in my backing. The first albie was landed and released and there was a second albie on my fly. I never heard of such a thing but apparently one of the fish was swimming with his mouth open scooping up rain minnows and got snared in the Dacron backing. He apparently rolled and became more secure in the backing. Both albies were released in good shape. It reminded me a little of crabbing with a trot line when I saw the albies coming in two at a time.

Do not know what it is about a snotty NE wind but it really seems to turn on the albies. In a center console, rain gear is a must even on clear days; and it is not a bad idea to wear a life vest.

Had four days of Montauk at its best with my good friend Simon. We did not count fish but they were abundant. This will be another trip for the memory banks. Brandon and I will try to go back up in another week. It would be great if the fishing remained hot.

If you like eeling, trolling or diamond jigging, it should not be hard to find an open date on one of the many large charter boats. If your game is fly or light tackle, there are a number of capable guides who may have openings.

Picture taking was a little difficult at times, but we did manage a few.

Regulator Boat

Simon Cleaning Off His Rig

Montauk Hotels for Fishing
View From Our Motel Window

Breaking Striped Bass Bluefish and Albies in Montauk

Common Sight this Week

Montauk Striped Bass

Simon with a Topwater Bass

Saltwater Fly Fishing Montauk New York for Albies

Montauk Albie on a Crease Fly

Saltwater Fly Fishing Montauk New York for Striped Bass

Bass on a Small Rain Bait Imitation

Wild Bill

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