Montauk, NY.....tuna melt

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Posted by henry cowen on 2011-10-06 22:54:22

I just came back from a few days of fishing at Montauk, NY. This is an annual event for myself along with some close friends. This year six of us rented two boats from Uihlein's Marine and Motel. Montauk is a fly anglers mecca in that the opportunity to catch a mix of striped bass, false albicore, bluefish and the occasional bonito exist. This year fly tier & good friend Jonny King joined us for some great fishin' along with a ton of laughs. Along with some other NY buddies who had their own boat we ended with nine of us fishing the point. The striped bass fishing was not yet in full swing but the false albicore fishing was as good as it gets. This trip riveled some of the best albie fishing I have ever had (including Harkers Island, NC). Fish were feeding on small rain bait (bay anchovies) in the 1-2" size range. Flies like albie anchovies, small Clousers and Jonny Kings new albie hoo fly were the ticket. At times the fish got real finicky and a slightly larger fly tied with pink made all the difference in the world. I wish I could give you a number of fish caught but suffice it to say it was simply awesome every day. The day after we left the striped bass started blitzing as the fall migration is in full swing 2 1/2 hrs east of NYC. I am including a short video of a mix of the 2+ days we fished. The angler fishing is Jonny King.....Anyone having never experienced this place really needs to put Montauk, NY on their bucket list. Check it out & go to:


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