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fishing report photo of Seabass, Black photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 07/29/2016 15:45 PM

Location: Montauk NY

Category: Seabass, Black

Fishing Report:
I just love fishing for sea bass in no other place than Montauk. it seems to me they are bigger, and are in abundance. The bite was lock and load from start to finish on my Birthday Charter with friends. For a six man crew this was an easy limit...I can't wait until October for the Block Island Bonanza trip with my friend Captain Thomas...Stay Bent!

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fishing report photo of Seabass, Black photo taken on 7/2/2016 11:17:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: 07/02/2016 11:17 AM

Story Date: 07/08/2016 15:49 PM

Location: Long Island NY

Category: Seabass, Black

Fishing Report:
I can hardly wait until the Sea bass limit changes from three fish. In August the bag limit gose up to eight, and in October we can keep 10 in NYS. Sea bass are my third favorite fish to eat behind Blackfish, and Stripers. This was my Dad and I catch on our last trip. Hard to look at this tall bucket to say we got our limit. Oh well regs are regs...Stay Bent!

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fishing report photo of Seabass, Black photo taken on 7/2/2016 11:19:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: 07/02/2016 11:19 AM

Story Date: 07/05/2016 15:21 PM

Location: Captree Island NY

Category: Seabass, Black

Fishing Report:
During the last "Tornado" watch of last week many of my friends were heading to Montauk because the conditions looked really promising for an epic bass bite to begin. I decided to go fishing with my Dad for Sea bass instead because I knew I would be making the trip to The End shortly. With a three fish bag limit in place I wasn't expecting much. Dad got his limit rather quickly while I had to work through shorts until the last drob...we got our limit. Stay Bent!

This makes my 200th story here on Stackfish. 50 more and I rank up to a Cuda! #mileston

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fishing report photo of Seabass, Black photo taken on 8/23/2015 6:37:00 AM contributed by Stelshadow

Catch Date: 08/23/2015 6:37 AM

Story Date: 03/19/2016 15:21 PM

Location: East Hampton NY

Category: Seabass, Black

Fishing Report:
Caught these guys going off the Hampton Lady on LI. Great day of fishing, good charter.

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fishing report photo of Seabass, Black photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 01/21/2016 0:11 AM

Location: Montauk NY

Category: Seabass, Black

Fishing Report:
This is my niece Ebony on one of our Antoine fishing trips in Montauk. She out fished all of us that day...she is a Antoine so I'm not surprised. Ebony is the only girl (that is until my youngest daughter is strong enough to hold a rod, or our 19 year old gives fishing a try) in the family that fish...girl power! Is what Ebony would say.

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fishing report photo of Seabass, Black photo taken on 11/1/2015 9:12:00 PM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: 11/01/2015 21:12 PM

Story Date: 12/10/2015 11:54 AM

Location: Long Island NY

Category: Seabass, Black

Fishing Report:
This trip happened like many of the boat trips I take. I had planned to bottom fish on a solo trip for 4 hours. I got to the boat really early so I decided to fish under one of three favorite bridges on the bay I like to bucktail for stripers...and excellent pass time if you ask me. I often fish the surf before or after I get on any boat to fish. In fact I recall catching a bass before and after I got on this boat. This boat trip only yielded three Sea bass...it wasn't a fun day. All of the Striped bass were caught on the 2oz bucktail with a 6" curly tail…Catch'em up!

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fishing report photo of Seabass, Black photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 09/29/2015 18:24 PM

Location: Port Jefferson NY

Category: Seabass, Black

Fishing Report:
My Dad raised us fishing on party boats. It's a no brainer for me to cut my planned bass hunt in Montauk short to bottom fish with my Dad on the Celtic Grace out of Port Jefferson during this Super Moon/Eclipse. After getting skunked just a few hours earlier I was ready for some more down up fishing...but I had to settle for a slow pick of picky Porgys.
This was our last chance to fish together before my youngest sister Christine wedding. That's why this was a drop everything and fish with Dad kind of deal. I always enjoy fishing with my Dad on boats or on the surf. Its time spent that will never leave me. We didn't catch as much as we would've like but we both had fish to take home to our families for sure...catch'em up!

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fishing report photo of Seabass, Black photo taken on 7/25/2015 6:58:00 PM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: 07/25/2015 18:58 PM

Story Date: 07/28/2015 20:54 PM

Location: Point Lookout NY

Category: Seabass, Black

Fishing Report:
I don’t believe in “coincidences” Saturday was my birthday, and made the third year strait that my Dad and I were on party boats fishing. One other thing we have done in the last two years is go surf fishing when the boat docs. (Skunked this year unlike last season)We decided to get on the Super Hawk with Captain Steve at the helm. It was a packed boat for the 1PM to 5PM trip. Dad and I got the spots we like to fish when a boat is anchoring up…right rear corner. Right off the first drift the action was red hot until the last drop. Dad and I both only caught one “keeper” at 14” the bag limit for NYS is 8 fish. There were a few nice sized sea bass that were boated but not on our lines today. There was one guy in the “no man’s land” position (middle of the boat) that was able to limit out. This was the second time I’ve seen the no man’s land out fish the rear corner…I might have to try it on my next boat trip if I can. Catch’em up!

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fishing report photo of Seabass, Black photo taken on 12/20/2014 8:39:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: 12/20/2014 8:39 AM

Story Date: 06/18/2015 23:26 PM

Location: Montauk NY

Category: Seabass, Black

Fishing Report:
Viking Sea Bass...From catch to the dinner table
https://youtu.be/U7DCXfNk0d8

This will be my "Big fish" entry. This is by far the largest sea bass I ever saw and caught. At the time of catch the record was about 9 lbs. This one is 6lbs I actually caught two sea bass the same size on this trip...I hope I win this challenge with this entry

Now that the surf fishing is over my Dad and I wanted to get one last boat trip in for the year. We both wanted to get in on the COD and sea bass action that can be so good this time of year. I never been COD fishing so I was happy when Dad said he wanted to get on the Viking to get it done…It won’t take much to get me to go to Montauk for fishing boat or surfcasting.
We left my house close to one Am and we arrived at the docks minutes to four. The air was as brisk as ever. My thought was if it feels like this on land what will it feel like when we are underway…but I was layered up, and my StorMR Typhoon jacket dose an excellent job of keeping me warm and dry.


I picked out our spots starboard side of the stern. Dad took the corner and I was on his left. For this trip I brought my Penn Defiance 7’30 combo (conventional) I use for bottom fishing anything larger than a Fluke, and my Penn Mariner 6’6/Pursuit II 6000 that I normally use for jigging Striped Bass, and Bluefish. But for this trip its only purpose was back up just in case I had a malfunction with my conventional…or so I thought.
On all but the last drift I couldn’t hook anything we were after…just dog fish, and small bergalls. I was able to feel every tap/theft of my bait but I just couldn’t hook any Cod fish that I was after.

Dad was able to hook a few cod, porgy’s, and even a large eel. I was beginning to smell that all too familiar skunk that showed up often on most of my boat trips this season. Dad changed over to his spinning reel because he said he has a better feel for the hits. I was feeling them just fine, and I felt that the medium heavy Mariner would be too heavy to feel anything; I would have to re-rig it to use his Hi-Low rig he tied just for this trip so I didn’t want to make that kind of change.

I decided to make the change to my spinning rod except I left my jigging (an Albright knot joining the 50lbs braid tied to 3 feet of 50lbs mono, and a Palomar knot tied to a 75lbs TA clip) set up on. I put Dad’s rig on my clip, baited a few clam bellies’ on each hook, and sent it down. All I could feel was the 8oz sinker touching down each time the boat rocked…next thing I knew I had one sharp! Tap and I set the hook hard. I knew right away I had a good size fish judging by the bend in my rod. This fish was fighting HARD! Whatever this is it’s trying to live today. I had to tighten my drag three times before I could reel without the drag complaining. I had this drag set good to handle the 30 inch bluefish I caught on the Brooklyn VI.

This fish began to run towards the bow so I tried to turn its head. When that didn’t work Dad said follow your fish! I had to move about 10 feet and when I finally got it to the surface all I could hear was someone say “are you serious” while somebody else sighed at the size of this 20 inch female sea bass…next fish a 20 inch male sea bass that I thought was a black fish as it neared the surface because of its color/markings. I managed to catch four other sea bass, two bergalls, and even a porgy of all things. I began to wonder if I would’ve had better luck black fishing with this outfit. Dad said you should have tried it if you had that rod with you. I was alone on that trip and fresh out of ideas on hooking a black fish…oh well there is always next year. Unless I can get permission from the wife to go on the Brooklyn VI for one of their 80 mile trips…fingers crossed. Tight lines

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fishing report photo of Seabass, Black photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 03/30/2015 2:51 AM

Location: Montauk NY

Category: Seabass, Black

Fishing Report:
Now that the surf fishing is over my Dad and I wanted to get one last boat trip in for the year. We both wanted to get in on the COD and sea bass action that can be so good this time of year. I never been COD fishing so I was happy when Dad said he wanted to get on the Viking to get it done…It won’t take much to get me to go to Montauk for fishing boat or surf casting.

We left my house close to one Am and we arrived at the docks minutes to four. The air was as brisk as ever. My thought was if it feels like this on land what will it feel like when we are underway…but I was layered up, and my StorMR Typhoon jacket dose an excellent job of keeping me warm and dry.

I picked out our spots starboard side of the stern. Dad took the corner and I was on his left. For this trip I brought my Penn Defiance 7’30 combo (conventional) I use for bottom fishing anything larger than a Fluke, and my Penn Mariner 6’6/Pursuit II 6000 that I normally use for jigging Striped Bass, and Bluefish. But for this trip its only purpose was back up just in case I had a malfunction with my conventional…or so I thought.

On all but the last drift I couldn’t hook anything we were after…just dog fish, and small bergalls. I was able to feel every tap/theft of my bait but I just couldn’t hook any Cod fish that I was after. Dad was able to boat a few cod, porgy’s, and even a large eel. I was beginning to smell that all too familiar skunk that showed up often on most of my boat trips this season. Dad changed over to his spinning reel because he said he has a better feel for the hits. I was feeling them just fine, and I felt that the medium heavy Mariner would be too heavy to feel anything; I would have to re-rig it to use his Hi-Low rig he tied just for this trip so I didn’t want to make that kind of change.

I decided to make the change to my spinning rod except I left my jigging (an Albright knot joining the 50lbs Power Pro Super 8 Slick braid tied to 3 feet of 50lbs mono, and a Palomar knot tied to a 75lbs TA clip) set up on. I put Dad’s rig on my clip, baited a few clam bellies’ on each hook, and sent it down. All I could feel was the 8oz sinker touching down each time the boat rocked…next thing I knew I had one sharp! Tap and I set the hook hard. I knew right away I had a good size fish judging by the bend in my rod. This fish was fighting HARD! Whatever this is it’s trying to live today. I had to tighten my drag three times before I could reel without the drag complaining. I had this drag set good to handle the 30 inch bluefish I caught on the Brooklyn VI. This fish began to run towards the bow so I tried to turn its head. When that didn’t work Dad said follow your fish! I had to move about 10 feet and when I finally got it to the surface all I could hear was someone say “are you serious” while somebody else sighed at the size of this 20 inch female sea bass…next fish a 20 inch male sea bass that I thought was a black fish as it neared the surface because of its color/markings. I managed to catch four other sea bass, two bergalls, and even a porgy of all things. I began to wonder if I would’ve had better luck black fishing with this outfit. Dad said you should have tried it if you had that rod with you. I was alone on that trip and fresh out of ideas on hooking a black fish…oh well there is always next year. Unless I can get permission from the wife to go on the Brooklyn VI for one of their 80 mile trips…fingers crossed. Tight lines and Happy Holidays!

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