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Date posted September 10, 2018 10:53 PM
Posted by tunaboy33
Report location Montauk
Fishing method Surf
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Where did all the fishermen go thru out the years ?? People have disappeared



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danyen10

Joined: 08/22/2001
Posts: 114
 09/11/2018 07:47 AM  

Great report.
 
Hendrixlives

Joined: 04/13/2003
Posts: 288
 09/11/2018 09:55 AM  

Too early

Migration hasn’t begun yet water too warm
 
ShanghaiStriper

Joined: 04/09/2010
Posts: 14
 09/11/2018 04:23 PM  

If you meant Montauk... the fall run hasn't really materialized for surfcasters over the last few years. Bass stay in the rips, where there has been plenty of bait, which works for the boats, but not for the beach. Still good fish to be had, but must work harder for them.





This post edited by canyonfvr 10:35 PM 09/11/2018
 
NonTypical


Joined: 04/26/2007
Posts: 217
Location: North Fork
 09/12/2018 05:43 AM  

The sad truth is, bass stocks are not what they used to be. They've been in decline for several years now. Yes, there are big bass in the rips. But still not like it was. And there is a big lack of smaller fish. A lot of people are in denial and the truth hurts. Those all day blitzes everyday all around the point are a thing of the past. Ask any old timer that saw the bass stock crash the last time where it's headed. Hopefully something can be done before it's too late.
 
dustee

Joined: 05/19/2002
Posts: 59
 09/12/2018 07:01 AM  

NonTypical wrote:

The sad truth is, bass stocks are not what they used to be. They've been in decline for several years now. Yes, there are big bass in the rips. But still not like it was. And there is a big lack of smaller fish. A lot of people are in denial and the truth hurts. Those all day blitzes everyday all around the point are a thing of the past. Ask any old timer that saw the bass stock crash the last time where it's headed. Hopefully something can be done before it's too late.

This is true I was one of those guys that would run to Montauk, along with anyone else who owned a rod apparently. And the catalyst was an abundance of fish that spanned from Gin Beach to Ditch Plains hell all the way thru town. It wasn't unusual to see the water boiling from north bar right to the light. If the stocks were to return to the level we've seen in the past you wont have to worry you will be getting mugged again at Montauk for now enjoy the solitude.
 
rick67


Joined: 06/22/2014
Posts: 288
Location: Smithtown
 09/12/2018 10:31 AM  

NonTypical wrote:

The sad truth is, bass stocks are not what they used to be. They've been in decline for several years now. Yes, there are big bass in the rips. But still not like it was. And there is a big lack of smaller fish. A lot of people are in denial and the truth hurts. Those all day blitzes everyday all around the point are a thing of the past. Ask any old timer that saw the bass stock crash the last time where it's headed. Hopefully something can be done before it's too late.

I could add to that but no need to. You hit the nail on the head.


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jps1010

Joined: 10/19/2009
Posts: 56
 09/12/2018 11:15 AM  

rick67 wrote:

NonTypical wrote:

The sad truth is, bass stocks are not what they used to be. They've been in decline for several years now. Yes, there are big bass in the rips. But still not like it was. And there is a big lack of smaller fish. A lot of people are in denial and the truth hurts. Those all day blitzes everyday all around the point are a thing of the past. Ask any old timer that saw the bass stock crash the last time where it's headed. Hopefully something can be done before it's too late.

I could add to that but no need to. You hit the nail on the head.



Spot on. I fished back in the 80s and the fishing we are experiencing right now reminds me of very early 90s.

I've been fishing less and less each year.
 
SJS56

Joined: 11/23/2013
Posts: 7
 09/12/2018 10:22 PM  

There's no mystery. The boats hammer the bass unmercifully. Over the years I've also watched the surf guys keep way more then they needed to. And I'm tired of hearing from "sportsman" who brag about catch and release while they're armed with plugs dangling two or even three barbed treble hooks. Meanwhile the blues numbers have also fallen off the cliff. Between the party boats, and fisherman in general using them for everything from shark bait to fertilizer, not to mention the ridiculous amounts of snappers that are caught before they can ever breed, it's a wonder it took this long. I've been fishing the south shore for 50 years, and the ocean is down to about ten percent of what it had back then. If we don't do something very drastic, very quickly, it's over.
 
ShanghaiStriper

Joined: 04/09/2010
Posts: 14
 09/13/2018 03:18 PM  

We need to focus on the new gamefish... SeaRobins.

They are plentiful, and put up a good showing on scaled down tackle. And unlike striped bass and bluefish, they speak to you during the release process.
 
canoeman


Joined: 12/16/2005
Posts: 109
 09/13/2018 10:15 PM  

Sea Robins. Here, in my home turf, you can see them chasing bait and swirling on the surface. I saw one actually make a pass at my pencil popper. Imagine that. If you put your mind to it, you could probably catch 'em on the fly rod. Ugh. What a horrid thought.
 
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