Catch date:9/20/2015 9:12:00 AM
Story date:9/22/2015 4:09:00 PM
I had the chance to help a buddy Captain Thomas Lasala aboard his boat called Reel Assassin to meet his Porgy quota. Capt. Tom is a licensed commercial fisherman catching fish the old fashioned way rod and reel. I let capt Tom know when I would be in Montauk and he gave me an offer/opportunity I could refuse. This was some of the most insane fishing I've ever done. For four straight hours it was straight dawn up dawn up fishing, pulling in Porgzilla's. I don't think the 8 of us pulled up more than 5 shorts between us all. We managed to haul in about 600 lbs. of Porgy in 4 hours. Capt. Thomas told me I can take as much fish as I want home to my family. I didn't want to cut too much into his quota so I only took 15 fish ranging from 15" (all the 15" fish weighed 3lbs!) down to 11" I can't wait to help capt. Tom meet another quota...catch'em up!