Watch Hill, Montauk, Block Island Continues to Produce
Capt. Bill Brown of Billfish Charters reports that striped bass fishing continues to be very good in the Watch Hill reef complex, the Montauk Point rips and Block Island. All spots are producing fish into the mid-30-pound range.
Watch Hill has plenty of bass up to 40”. Subsurface lures seemed to work a little better as the weaker tides made for less aggressive feeding. The fact that the outgoing tides have occurred during the middle of the day and night has affected the results, as well.
The fluke fishing is picking up, with keeper-size fish running in the 20” to 24” range. Fresh squid strips on bucktail jigs are working best. This fishery is still showing a short-to-keeper ratio of 3:1.
Scup are being taken in decent numbers for those interested in this species along with a few black sea bass (BSB can not legally kept until June 15).
To book a trip with Brown go to: Billfish Charters