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Fishing Report for New York - Long Island North Shore

Capt. Robin G Calitri
September 22, 2004
Long Island - Saltwater Fishing Report


There must be better fishing in the world but I cannot fathom how it could be better than Montauk in the fall. So I was facing west and silhouetted against the falling sunset were a large group of surfcasters under Montauk Lighthouse and most had their rods bowed with big Blues or Bass. All around me were small boats, mostly professional fly fishing guides with clients. This is a competent, courteous and fun group to fish with dealing with amazing grace as they maneuver boats around the dangerous waters of Montauk. Brendan McCarthy had Ammaganssetís Estio restaurant owner, Captain Jason Dapra had Rich of the Campsite, and I had Long Island Bassmaster Mitch Bernstein. Earlier that day Mitch and I had caught uncountable False Albacore in the 7-9pound range. I was using fly tackle, and Mitch was using his trusty Falcon rod and tiny reel. At one point we had to force one another to fight another Albie, because their raw power was causing us to get hand cramps. So we head down the beach and came upon Captain Ralph Burtis who had his client into Bass and shallow water and Captain David Blinkin was offerring Sage (I had to send my favorite XI2 back after it lost a battle with and Albie)advice. We quietly used my Lenco Trollin Tabs to sneak up into 5 feet of water. We each landed a large Blue and then the Bass hit the fan. If you have never seen hundreds of Bass, packed so close together, on the surface, you have not yet witnessed a BASS BOIL. Check out Captain Amanda Switzerís rendition of a BASS BOIL. So we were in the middle of it, and Mitch hooked up and landed a nice Bass after breaking off all kinds of tackle. We were spent so back to the point we headed. There were fish breaking everywhere and we could choose by moving a 100 yards, catching Albies, Blues or Bass. We got into another BASS BOIL, and I landed a nice 31incher. So, we went home.

Gene Haines and Emory Butts have been doing a job on the schoolie Bass in the Cold Spring Harbor area.

Long Island Bassmasters held a Tounament on Lake Oscawna. Dan McGary won once again with Dom Berardi placing second. Of the twenty two anglers who fished, 8 zeroed. I took fourth place with two Largemouth Bass. It was a tough day. Next Bassmasters go to White Pond for the final tourney.

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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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