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THE FISHING REPORT

By Capt . Al Tunes

Home to some of the best salt-water fishing on the East Coast our local waters teem with striped bass , blue fish , fluke , blackfish and more all just a short drive from port . And we have many a ways to find and bring home your trophy , too . Of course if you ’ ve already got a boat here you know the drill . Gas it up , load it with ice and bait , consult your latest fishing reports and head for the horizon !

Now for those who don ’ t have a boat but still want to scratch that fishing itch there are charter and party boats ready to take you out to fertile grounds . In the mid-Hamptons you ’ ll find the nexus of activity is in Hampton Bays . Specifically the main marina on Dune Road just to the east of the Ponqogue Bridge . There you ’ ll find the SHINNECOCK STAR 631-728-4563 and the HAMPTON LADY 631-521-3366 berthed at Sundowners Wharf . Both party boats offer everything you need for success on the water : tackle , bait and the all-important know-how .
The STAR is sailing half days for local fluke , bluefish and weakfish leaving the docks at 7AM and again at noon . The LADY offers an allday cruise from 7AM - 3PM Monday - Friday targeting fluke and sea bass . Your fare of $ 90 includes bait , tackle and a great shot at filling that cooler ! Saturday and Sundays they offer half-days from 7AM - 11AM and again 1PM - 5PM doing the same for just $ 60 a head . Forgot your lunch ? Stock up at the café on-site for a great breakfast or lunch .
MONTAUK MANIA
If you want to fish for the big boys , you have to head to Montauk . With schools of trophy fish just minutes cruise from the dock this very East End harbor is an angler ’ s paradise ! You ’ ll find the greatest concentration of charter boats at STAR ISLAND YC 631-668-5052 or the MONTAUK MARINE BASIN 631-668-5900 . Licensed to take up to six anglers wherever the fish are biting these blue-water boats sail halfdays for striped bass , blues and porgies and full-days further offshore to search for the sea ’ s monsters : tuna and sharks .
On the party boat scene best head to Montauk where two of the best outfits await . For off-shore trips VIKING FLEET 631-668-5700 brings you the best chance to grab a cooler ’ s full of fish . Weather permitting they ’ re sailing for local cod and ling daily , leaving port at 4AM with a 4PM return . You ’ ll find them in the heart of the harbor . The fare is $ 125 for adults , $ 65 for kids 5 - 12 . All fares include bait with tackle on board for rent . With June here they add two local trips , the first half-days for fluke , porgies and sea bass . Fares are $ 50 for adults , $ 30 for kids and free for the smallest fries under 4 .
They also add their famed striped bass trips in June . Daytime you get 6 hours of non-stop action for $ 90 including live ells for bait . And if you want something really special sign-up for their night-time bass trips under the Light . Fare for that is $ 120 and the chances of boating a cow is huge ! Looking for some extended off-
shore adventure ? The Viking also sails a variety of 2 , 3 even 4 day overnights to exotic spots up and down the East Coast . Check their website - www . vikingfleet . com for details and booking info .
Just around the corner the twin-boated EBB TIDE 631-668-2818 sets sail for family fishing fun at its best every day ! The original sails halfdays for fluke , sea bass and porgies while the new , Ebb Tide II leaves th4e dock for a fullday ’ s adventure searching local waters for monster porgies , doormat fluke and football sized sea bass ! One of the best crews on the water they know how to find the fish , all you have to do is land them ! Discounts available for kids , seniors and groups go to www . ebbtidemtk . com to learn more .
DO IT YOURSELF
Last but not at all least , you can always hire a boat and take to the seas with your own crew ! The best and longest practitioner of this is Montauk ’ s own UIHLEIN ’ S MARINA 631-668- 3799 . Over 50 years ago they started renting simple wooden skiffs to folks you wanted to try their hand at local fishing . Today they have a fleet of 18 modern cruisers that can take you safely and swiftly to almost any fishing hole in the area . Like the idea but are a little uncertain of the captaining ? They ’ ve provide an experienced crew to help make your time in the Atlantic a breeze . ■

MONSTER FISHING

Home of the largest great

white caught on rod and reel Montauk celebrates the hunt with a number of tournaments . The two largest are found at the STAR ISLAND YC . 631-668- 5052 . On June 14-16 they host their “ 32nd Shark Tournament ”. Last year 200 boats plied local waters in search of sharks large enough to win over $ 300,000 in cash and prizes .
We also have a great tag and release tournaments that is a draw unto itself . June 21-23 the MON- TAUK MARINE BASIN 631-668- 5900 hosts their 49th annual “ Tag and Release ” tournament . With $ 50,000 in cash on the line come down and see how 150 boats scream out of the harbor on the hunt ! A great afternoon for the family with on shore food and fun and a chance to see the greatest shark hunters and their boats .
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THE FISHING REPORT H ome to some of the best salt-water fishing on the East Coast our local wa- ters teem with striped bass, blue fish, fluke, blackfish and more all just a short drive from port. And we have many a ways to find and bring home your trophy, too. Of course if you’ve already got a boat here you know the drill. Gas it up, load it with ice and bait, con- sult your latest fishing reports and head for the horizon! Now for those who don’t have a boat but still want to scratch that fishing itch there are char- ter and party boats ready to take you out to fertile grounds. In the mid-Hamptons you’ll find the nexus of activity is in Hampton Bays. Specif- ically the main marina on Dune Road just to the east of the Ponqogue Bridge. There you’ll find the SHINNECOCK STAR 631-728-4563 and the HAMPTON LADY 631-521-3366 berthed at Sundowners Wharf. Both party boats offer everything you need for success on the water: tackle, bait and the all-important know-how. The STAR is sailing half days for local fluke, bluefish and weakfish leaving the docks at 7AM and again at noon. The LADY offers an all- day cruise from 7AM - 3PM Monday - Friday targeting fluke and sea bass. Your fare of $90 includes bait, tackle and a great shot at filling that cooler! Saturday and Sundays they offer half-days from 7AM - 11AM and again 1PM - 5PM doing the same for just $60 a head. For- got your lunch? Stock up at the café on-site for a great breakfast or lunch. MONTAUK  MANIA If you want to fish for the big boys, you have to head to Montauk. With schools of trophy fish just minutes cruise from the dock this very East End harbor is an angler’s paradise! You’ll find the greatest concentration of charter boats at STAR ISLAND YC 631-668-5052 or the MONTAUK MARINE BASIN 631-668-5900. Licensed to take up to six anglers wherever the fish are biting these blue-water boats sail half- days for striped bass, blues and porgies and full-days further offshore to search for the sea’s monsters: tuna and sharks. On the party boat scene best head to Mon- tauk where two of the best outfits await. For off-shore trips VIKING FLEET 631-668-5700 brings you the best chance to grab a cooler’s full of fish. Weather permitting they’re sailing for local cod and ling daily, leaving port at 4AM with a 4PM return. You’ll find them in the heart of the harbor. The fare is $125 for adults, $65 for kids 5 - 12. All fares include bait with tackle on board for rent. With June here they add two local trips, the first half-days for fluke, porgies and sea bass. Fares are $50 for adults, $30 for kids and free for the smallest fries under 4. They also add their famed striped bass trips in June. Daytime you get 6 hours of non-stop action for $90 including live ells for bait. And if you want something really special sign-up for their night-time bass trips under the Light. Fare for that is $120 and the chances of boating a cow is huge! Looking for some extended off- 42 | Montauk Life | JUNE 2018 By Capt. Al Tunes MONSTER FISHING H ome of the largest great white caught on rod and reel Montauk celebrates the hunt with a number of tourna- ments. The two largest are found at the STAR ISLAND YC. 631-668- 5052. On June 14-16 they host their “32nd Shark Tournament”. Last year 200 boats plied local waters in search of sharks large enough to win over $300,000 in cash and prizes. We also have a great tag and release tournaments that is a draw unto itself. June 21-23 the MON- TAUK MARINE BASIN 631-668- 5900 hosts their 49th annual “Tag and Release” tournament. With $50,000 in cash on the line come down and see how 150 boats scream out of the harbor on the hunt! A great afternoon for the fam- ily with on shore food and fun and a chance to see the greatest shark hunters and their boats. shore adventure? The Viking also sails a variety of 2, 3 even 4 day overnights to exotic spots up and down the East Coast. Check their website - www.vikingfleet.com for details and booking info. Just around the corner the twin-boated EBB TIDE 631-668-2818 sets sail for family fishing fun at its best every day! The original sails half- days for fluke, sea bass and porgies while the new, Ebb Tide II leaves th4e dock for a full- day’s adventure searching local waters for mon- ster porgies, doormat fluke and football sized sea bass! One of the best crews on the water they know how to find the fish, all you have to do is land them! Discounts available for kids, seniors and groups go to www.ebbtidemtk. com to learn more. DO  IT YOURSELF Last but not at all least, you can always hire a boat and take to the seas with your own crew! The best and longest practitioner of this is Montauk’s own UIHLEIN’S MARINA 631-668- 3799. Over 50 years ago they started renting simple wooden skiffs to folks you wanted to try their [][\[ˈ^H^H]HBY]و N[\ܝZ\\][ZH[BY[H[YH[[[H\[H[H\XKZHHYXH]\HH]H[\Z[وH\Z[[^x&]HݚYH[^\KB[Yܙ][XZH[\[YH[H] B[XHY^K8˓[۝]ZYK