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Flying or Fishing

Capt. Robin G Calitri
October 23, 2008
Long Island - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing or Flying?

There were fish and breakers on North Bar at Montauk on Tuesday Oct. 21. My son Todd Calitri and I were enjoying Bass everywhere when I noticed a small boat in close. Next thing, a giant roller came in and the boat that I was watching completely disappeared. I thought for sure that the two anglers were in the drink to I began to get as close a possible thinking that I would have to pluck some wet fly fishers out of the water. We then heard an outboard screaming and the boat flew over the next breaker. Todd and I could see six feet of air between the propeller and the water. The two anglers were launched straight up and were still 4 feet above the boat when it hit. They both landed safely but shaken. This was an excellent fisherman who fishes the waters off Montauk almost every day. Two morals to this story are, remain vigilant every second and there are plenty of fish to catch.

Dr. Jeff Brody of RI joined Todd and me for a Montauk first. Jeff wanted to go ‘catching' not fishing and we did. Jim Del Grosso joined us. The reports from Wednesday were dismal. Thursday October 16 was an epic day. We had Albies first and then BASS, BASS, BASS with a few Blues off the Point. We had to wait out some morning wind on Friday, but Brian Warden, Chris Morton, Scot Calitri, Todd Calitri and I had another BASSASOROUS tide with fish to 30 inches, one after another on flies.

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It blew Saturday and Sunday but Monday evening was calm. Scot Calitri fished with his blue Scout off Montauk with Todd, Chris and Brian while Jim Del Grosso and I went to Bostwick Rip off Gardiner's Island. There were plenty of fish, mostly monster Blues.

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On Tuesday we got an early two boat move. Todd Calitri and I fished the Yellow Scout and Chris Morton, Brian Warden and Scot Calitri fished the Blue Scout. We quit at 1PM. The wind was up and we each caught about as many Bass as we wanted so we quit and left them biting. Thanks to Saltydoc for this fine picture of the Blue Scout.

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Len Zimmerman plies the waters of the East and Hudson. He is a fine skier and looks like a heck of a fisherman. Nice going Len for the 40 pound, pier caught Bass.

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If you haven't gotten a shot that this Montauk blitz fishing, there is still time. On the local front, the Bass and Blues are set up on the rips at Eaton's Neck for the fly and jig fisherman. I still have a few dates open before the ski season. BASSt, Captain Robin Calitri, LongIslandFlyFishing.com

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Join Captain Calitri for a day of fun and fishing aboard Csicagain a remarkable, fully equiped Scout 235, light tackle, fishing platform. The Seacoast of NH offers fishing in the Great Bay river system, Portsmouth Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean wonderful for Striped Bass. You can also chase Tuna offshore with the fast Scout. All Tackle is provided, featuring Ross, Loomis, Sage and Orvis. Fly casting tips are offered in a no pressure manner.

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24 Julia Drive
Dover, NY 03820
Phone: 5163830508
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