Montauk Point Long Island
[Surfcasting Capitol of the World]
|Montauk Point, Long Island
('The End') is one of the country's
premier surfcasting destinations
for serious Striped Bass anglers.
Under the Montauk Lighthouse,
(which is the most Eastern tip of
Long Island,) the land juts out
into the Atlantic Ocean, offering
miles of rocky coastline (which
happens to be prime striper
Montauk is especially productive for striper fishing from shore during the
Fall, when these awesome sportfish migrate South along the Eastern U.S.
coast-line as they head for the Outer Banks to winter over just off
It is quite common to see very large schools of Striped Bass
churning up the water just yards off shore during these Fall months,
chasing and feeding on baitfish, in order to 'fuel up' for their long
journey. Surfcasters flock to the water's edge throwing
bucktails, metal spoons, teasers, pencil poppers, darters, needlefish
lures or try their luck fly-fishing with saltwater flies in order to land
|Ziffy was in Montauk on Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 10 &11, 2011) and witnessed
first-hand blitz after blitz of stripers feeding on rain-bait just off shore for two solid days!
At one point, he caught a double-header, a 12 lber and a 15 lber on the same line at
the same time! One fish hit a 1-1/2 oz. bucktail and the other hit a teaser that was tied
on 2 feet above the bucktail. The picture below shows Ziffy landing them after an
|Fish On !
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