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Moon Tides...Never Miss A Moon Tide
When you're trying to eel for bass but the blues are in thick...long night. We definitely worked hard for them on this night. Capt.Tom put us over some slobs, and we caught our limit...Screaming Drag!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
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TerryBHolt Moly! Nice
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Boat Fish Count To Me!
Personal best (from a boat) Striper! 45", 27" girth, and all of 40lbs...line backer!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
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JimmyPNice fish
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JimmyGreat catch Shaka!
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Shaka AntoineThanks guys!
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Redemption!
Happy Birthday to me! This was a redemption trip. Last year I chartered with Capt. Thomas LaSala for my birthday and I was the only one that didn't catch a Striper...this year same trip however, I caught three 40lbs fish. Thanks Capt. Tom for yet another slammer trip.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
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JimmyP All nice fish! What was the weight on that cow on the far left.
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Shaka AntoineTrick of the eye...he was closer lol. The biggest fish was the one on my left @47lbs
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Shaka AntoineTrick of the eye he was closer to the camera lol. The biggest fish was on my left @47lbs
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JimmyPYa makes sense, i also think can't tell how big the fish on your left is because the way he is holding it.
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I would love to go out fishing again... But my schedule!
fishing report photo of Cod photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
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JimmyWhat's biting up there now? I may be up to NYC later this spring, I'll keep you posted if the trip comes to fruition.
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Shaka AntoineNow is the time for Cod! In the spring it's back to Stripers, and Blues. Keep me posted Jimmy
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Talklk about a greedy cod fish. After I took my hook out of this fish mouth I looked into its throat and it had someone else's very fresh bait, and hook lodged in its throat.
fishing report photo of Cod photo taken on 12/22/2016 9:39:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: 12/22/2016 9:39 AM

This season has proven to be one of the best seasons ever. You're looking at another personal best fish for me in 2016. This time it's a Cod 30" long 15lbs my personal best so far. I'm hoping to get a few more Cod trips in before it's too cold to fish. Merry Christmas everyone...Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Cod photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
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JimmyWhat a great Christmas gift! Merry Christmas!
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Shaka AntoineSure is! Merry Christmas to you as well @jimmy
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williamGrew up fishing for cod and other late winter cold water fish like Cod. Born in Northern New Jersey fished out of Pt. pleasant and Belmar N.J...live in Va. now Cod don't migrate this far. plan on making a trip back home and hit a charter any suggestions.. Great pics
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Shaka Antoine @william That's good to know. I don't know much about the NJ Boats other than the Jamaica fleet. But for Cod, I like the Viking when they are running the Block Island trips, Island Current from RI any of the Captree boats, and the Super Hawk out of Point Lookout. Those are the "party boats" I like for Cod this time of year.
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Ho Ho Ho Merry CODmas! Nothing like catching Cod fish for Christmas with my Dad. Merry Christmas to you and your families.
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This was the last Striped Bass I've caught in Montauk for the 2016 season. The fish was just shy of 25lbs and was safely released to make the next guy happy. I was hoping to catch a 30lbs and up for the night but it never materialized.

It was a good season overall in Montauk. I was fortunate to get into a few blitzes two lasting the entire day. I wish I was able to get into some of the 40's, and 50's that was caught this season but I'm grateful for the many bluefish, and our beloved striped bass in no other place than The End! Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
This was the last trip of the season in Montauk that Lou, Steve, and I did together for stripers. This was after the Northeast blow. We were hoping fish were still around in a feeding mood...less fish was around yet they were still on the feed. We still managed to catch a few fish that were north of 20lbs. That's a good trip any day! Thanks to Lou for the GoPro footage...Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
That's 12lbs of bluefish right there. Just before I caught this fish I suspect another fish biting my line was the reason why I lost my yellow over white Darter, and was the reason why I had to switch to the blue over white...both work but not like the Montauk specialty! I find once you start catching sizable bluefish bigger bass are close by. On this night Lou and I were catching all bass until the last hour of our trip. We weren't mad that they were monsters! Lou caught the bigger one at 15lbs. No more bass after that but it was cool. We just spent hours catching bass and decided to call it a night on bluefish...Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
I wish the sound of the wind would've played from this short video of this fish. for some reason my phone wouldn't "take a photo" so I hit record for a few seconds. This fish was one of few of the smaller fish (still a keepet) I caught that night. The fish hit the Darter just right, and was full of fight. It was nice to see eleven out of the twelve Stripers swim away that night. Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
This is yet another example of being in the right place right time, and having a yellow over white Super Strike darter paid off. The fish I hooked into and lost just before this one was a beast! It bent one hook, and broke the other two hooks on the treble. I had extra VMC 3/0's to replace them and I was right back into them. Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
This never gets old. Keepers in the night while many sleep. The sacrifices we make to catch these beautiful fish are intense. What type of person leave his family in their beds sleeping, drives three hours, braves weather conditions that most hunker down indoors, and will be wiling to climb into a wetsuit/waders to battle with striped bass and Bluefish on the feed, drive home before work/responsibilities need to be done, and then do it all again either the next night or the next time the conditions repeat themselves...Surf fishermen! We're a different breed that MANY will never understand. If I had to explain why this is normal then you will never understand why we do what we do. Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
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JimmyI feel ya. I still remember our surf fish together, casting into the dark surf is mystical.
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CanuckYou have the right Shaka, I wish I was there!
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I'm forever hooked on fishing Montauk during strong NE winds because of this epic night Lou and I had all to ourselves for hours. This was the type of bite every surfcaster wants to have under his/her belt. The fish weren't huge but I'll take 15-30lbs bass from about 8pm to 4am (making it back to civilization while many were still sleeping... #surffishermenlifstyle) any day no mater what. It was all stripers too...until the last hour when we started catching monster Bluefish 34-38" at 12-15lbs what more could you ask for? Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
Who would've thought during a sustained 25 plus mph NE wind in your face that a darter would cast, and then swim properly in sea conditions that are a cross between rapids/white caps entice several usually picky qualty striped bass to hit a lure? The answer to that is the location, wind, and the yellow over white Darter...I've said it many times before when stripers are in Montauk they are truly keyed in on yellow over white Super Strike darters. Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
This would be the second, and only bass I caught during the daytime action. I became a believer that yes you can pencil pop during a NE blow. I had to borrow one from Lou but after this trip I went and purchased my own. It dose a good job of culling the larger fish out of a school as well. I know of one 50lbs bass that fell to it too. So if I know big fish are around then it will be the go to for the trophies...Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
Hey what's up Stack Nation! It's been a while I know. I had two weeks vacation so that allowed me to fish like a retiree...they have it good. I have many stories to share with you. It's going to take some time but I'll do my best to keep you abreast with how the fishing has been during the fall run the Begging to The End of Long Island.

First up was a good daytime bite during a serious NE blow (that GoPro footage couldn’t be shown to preserve the location) that looked too challenging to be fishable. Lou and I had the blitz to ourselves for hours until one truck then two and three trucks showed up...I swore someone was calling these folks because this spot is always a ghost town. But it didn't really matter. In those winds if you didn't have a Northbar squid pencil you weren't getting to them. Bluefish were in the mix, and I actually caught more blues than bass while Lou caught more stripers then blues...I'm forever hooked on fishing MTK during a strong Northeast Blow...Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
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JimmyIs MTK a good spot in the spring as well as the fall?
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Shaka AntoineGenerally no. But it all depends on where the bait is. June is when I first started to show up there. There are some spots that resident/old over fish like to hang out so many would say you can always find fish in Montauk.
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We picked up where we left off on bass. The bite was a bit slower this trip but we managed to leave skunkless. I was able to pick up a few high teen fish and a few sub keepers all on the darter during these strong North East winds…Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
.I do my best to plan my Vacations around the fall run so that I can be on the beach when fish are making their migration south. The conditions lined up perfectly with a strong North East blow, Moon was just right, bait was plentiful, and the water temps just took a steep drop. All of this came together on my last day of work, and I wanted to call out so bad but with my last two weeks’ vacation starting I decided to miss the bite because I had time to get on them…took that one on the chin.

I met up with Lou in Montauk the first morning to fish a spot he is fond of. He got there before me and sent me a text “fish are here” I knew it would be good if he sent me a text. When I arrived he was all alone, birds were working a long stretch of the beach…bait is here too! The sea was angry, and the wind was hitting us in the face hard. I thought ok bottles only today but the fish didn’t like that. Lou was connecting on a pencil…in that mess? My guppy couldn’t get to the fish busting so Lou let me use one of his North bar pencils…Stripers and Blues for hours after that. We took a break to check two different spots to make sure the fish were not going nuts elsewhere just in case…Nope! When night fell, and the tide was right we went back to spot one.

The bite was even hotter but this time, it was all Stripers until early the next morning when BIG blues showed up. This time, ONLY darters were working. My compliments to North bar for the daytime bite, and Super Strike on the night bite. Darters were the only lure these Montauk bass would touch. My bass count was 12 with countless blues, and Lou caught more bass during the day while I caught more bass at night. Lou caught the better quality fish @30 lbs. To us, quality over quantity is more desirable…More reports to come for sure…Stay Bent
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
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TdawgGreat story, great fish!
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JimmyYou're killing me:) Hopefully next year I can make up a fall fish with you.
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Shaka AntoineThanks guys... @jimmy that's cool. But I must rub it in. Your missing alot. This is just one of the three spots I wanted to take you. When they leave here its on to the next spot, and the next ect
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JimmyYour doing a great job of rubbing it in! The only thing I can do is think about how bad my back would be hurting after fighting all of those big fish. Aaah, now I feel better. Not! Lol
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Shaka AntoineThanks guys. @jimmy yeah maybe next time
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I finally came back to Montauk after chasing stripes on the Canal. The bass bite picked up just like it always dose when I'm not around. I was hoping to at least catch the tail end of the bite that happened just hours before I arrived but I was too late. The night screamed skunk so plan B was to see if the False Albacore come close enough I'd be ready to catch my first...Nope!

In Montauk when all else fails I can just about always rely on catching Porgy if the tide is not right for Bluefish...but when it lines up with my arrival it's almost a guarantee that I can pull some bluefish out of the rips with my Guppy Pencil. I was able to hook five gators but only landed this 12lbs bruiser. To make matters worse the birds began eating my fish after left it in the wash to catch more...really wasn't thinking to put it in the cooler. Oh well next time...Stay Bent!
fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine
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