November Surfcasting in Montauk – Post Turkey Day Treats

A quick report for the Thanksgiving weekend….

The fishing picked up yesterday out in Montauk with a lot more fish in the surf.  Last night most of the outgoing night time spots on the northside had a fish or two but nothing big enough to hit the scales.  Most of the fish were in the 24-26 inch class with a few keepers mixed in. 

November Surfcasting in Montauk

November Surfcasting in Montauk

Over the last few years, November Surfcasting in Montauk usually ends with a showing of small fish with a body of 20lb class fish right on their heels so this could be a good sign of a solid few days of fishing for those taking advantage of some mild weather.  Water temperatures have dropped to around 50 degrees but there are still plenty of fish around. 

Plenty of School Size Fish Up Front

This morning there was a flurry of action up front where some casters scored 10 or more fish.  Mike Larsen took about 15 fish on white bucktails while working the top of the tide with a few keepers mixed in.  White bucktails with red pork rinds were the ticket so make sure your well stocked before heading out.  

Look to the Sand for Larger Bass

Also, the sand west of town has rumored to yeild a couple of larger bass for those few casters working the cleaner water.  Yesterday haul seiners working the beaches closer to East Hampton were seen dragging up fish into the 30lb class.

Today and tmrw might be the days to run the beach in search of fish.  It aint over yet!