Montauk SurfMasters 2016 Results

Last year was a tough year all around Montauk in the Surf, but as usual the Montauk SurfMasters put up some impressive fish for both the Spring and Fall tournament.

Fall Tournament

The fall was a season of many ups and downs in MTK with plenty of fish taken on both sides of the point, with the best days around our stronger northeast weather. For most of the season, there was an abundance of bait with consistent shots of smaller bass and large blues up to 20lbs. The migration of big bass just did not hold in tight to the shore in Montauk this fall, but plenty of decent fish were released the the Montauk Surfcasters with the peak fishing the end of Sept into the first week of October. We ended the year, with tons of small fish along the sand from Montauk through East Hampton.

The final leaderboard, Ben McCarron 1st 55.14, Larry Welcome 2nd 23lb and Wilan Pilco 3rd 22.3lb in Adult Wader. Mary Ellen Kane holds the top spot in Womens’ division with a 19.7lb fish, taking second with Christine Schell taking third place to round out the womens division. For wetsuit, John Bruno took first with a 37lb fish in early October.

MTK SurfMasters Fall Classic 2016 Leaderboard

Final Standings.

2016 - Wetsuit Division

PrizeNameWeightDate
1st PlaceJohn Bruno37.0010/6/16

2016 - Wader Division

PrizeNameWeightDate
1st PlaceBen “The Kid” McCarron55.1410/5/16
2nd PlaceLarry Welcome23.009/25/16
3rd PlaceWilan Pilco22.309/29/16
Heaviest Fish by Month - SeptemberLarry Welcome23.009/25/16
Heaviest Fish by Month - OctoberBen "The Kid" McCarron55.1410/5/16
Heaviest Fish by Month - November

2016 - Women's Division

PrizeNameWeightDate
1st PlaceMary Ellen Kane19.759/23/16
2nd PlaceMary Ellen Kane16.7410/31/16
3rd PlaceChristine Schnell8.8810/15/16
Heaviest Fish by Month - SeptemberMary Ellen Kane19.759/23/16
Heaviest Fish by Month - OctoberMary Ellen Kane16.7410/31/16
Heaviest Fish by Month - November

Spring Tournament

The 2016 spring run had a real late start and the solid action in Montauk did not heat up until July after the tournament ended.  The best action was based around the abundance of adult Bunker as it moved in tight to the beach with the summer heat.  Gorilla blues and big bass dominated action for a solid two weeks, with most fish released.  Many of the SurfMasters were having fun in shorts taking shots at big fish just after the bell rang on the spring tournament.  With a slow start, it ended strong, with a few quality fish by John Bruno and Mike Milano.  The first 2 weeks of the tournament, had a few SurfMasters taking fish in the mid 20lb to 30lb class but were released for the hopes of some of the spring large which did not show up in time.

MTK SurfMasters Spring Shootout 2016 Leaderboard – Final Standings 7/3/2016

2016 Spring Shootout - Adult Division

PrizeNameWeightDate
1st PlaceJohn Bruno33.056/30/16
2nd PlaceJohn Bruno31.247/2/2016
3rd PlaceMike Milano20.386/30/16
4th Place

2016 Spring Shootout - Youth Division

Prize1NameWeightDate
1st Place
1st Place
3rd Place

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