Well, if you have not heard at this point, the fishing is on!
The fish have been blitzing sporadically over the past two days in Montauk, with plenty of fish into the teens to be had by casters working both the north and south sides. The north side saw blitzes at Sunset yesterday with fish in the low teens. Whitebait and baby weakfish were in the mix as the fish worked them right up against the shore.
The patterns should hold steady for a few days, so make sure you check into Paulies and pick up some bucktails and white poppers for the day bite and a few patterns of darters (don’t forget that yellow) for the night time feed. Don’t forget to try throwing a nice big white metal lip swimmer off the sides of blitzes where the lazy big fish are waiting for an easy meal. Paulies has a great selection of metal lips swimmers to choose from.
Women Getting In On The Action
This year, we have our largest membership of women in the fall classic. Some of our hard fishing ladies are already scoring fish and any day there should be a few large put on the boards. Let’s go ladies!
This morning Phil Schnell from our Youth division weighted in a 10.9lb fish, photo to follow.
Weekend Fishing Wrap up – Paulies Fall 2011 Tournament
This past weekend saw the annual Paulies Fall Tournament with a lot of casters working the Montauk Shores. The big heave on the southside did not make it easy for hunting the big cows and the action under the light was a pick at best. John Bruno did score a 35lb fish early Friday night, the winning fish took a SS needlefish at the top of the tide and was the only fish caught. Kudos to John for braving the heavy surf.
Paulies Tackle 2011 Fall Tournament Results
1st place: John Bruno35.92
2nd place: Henry Monteagndo 21.72
3rd place: Ray Sherry 20.92
1st place: Jeff Krist, 14.42 lbs
2nd place: Mark Foschi, 12.78 lbs
3rd place: German Caceres, 11.90