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Date posted October 9, 2012 8:19 PM
Posted by CarlCarlson
Report location New York > Montauk
Fishing method Surf
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Hit Montauk today with the brother-in-law, getting into town just at daybreak. We did some walking and driving, but found the fish in a cove. Actually, there were two guys on a rock catching on every cast, all bucktails. My brother-in-law did well too.



Now I need your help.



Lost: My pride and dignity, for Montauk battered me mercilessly today. Please return it me, hopefully with some lessons attached.



It all went wrong. I lost a Korker that had given me some issues all morning but was fine on my way to a rock. Got knocked off and on the way in got my a** kicked. Went under and everything. It was a disaster. Almost lost my Van Staal, even. Awful. I have fished in these conditions before but never had this much trouble. Wow, The End can humble a man. It seemed like Montauk decided to pick me up and spank me. I'm a big guy, so that is no easy feat.



The fighting for my life part aside, it was a perfect Montauk day.



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crabman1130


Joined: 03/25/2003
Posts: 39977
Location: Farmingdale
 10/10/2012 04:41 AM  

Yikes, at least you won the fight.


Hey, it can't be Christmas everyday!!!!
 
SurfaceStrike

Joined: 08/21/2002
Posts: 2123
Location: Variable
 10/10/2012 05:43 AM  

It's like a ski area without the trails signs

I often describe MTK surf casting like a ski mountain without the "easiest", "intermediate" and "expert" signs. It takes a few trips with a lot of personal observations on what you and your equipment can and should handle. Also respecting other peoples knowledge and preparedness and your lack of the same can make a huge difference on what happens at the end. The best MTK trips are a combination of patience, persistence, preparedness and luck. But I guess that's fishing in general Smile


That is why God gave them tails Wink
 
derangler

Joined: 07/01/2008
Posts: 5
 10/10/2012 06:17 AM  

This is why you see guys walking around with duck tape on their feet. This weekend I had 2 korker failures. A strap blew out on my lace ups, the next day a buckle cracked. Both times the tape kept me in the game.
 
UrbanFishingMan


Joined: 05/01/2005
Posts: 351
Location: East Marion
 10/10/2012 06:37 AM  

Ideas for you in the SURF

When the surf gets big you have to duck dive it other wise you'll feel like a sock in a washing machine!

1. get the korkers KS 5000 those won't come off.
2. go to leisurepro.com & look at 5 mill wetsuits.
a 5 mill suit will float you effortlessly.
3. get an immersion research lx drytop.
4. New balance tacticle 221 boots

items 3 &4 are issued to Naval Special Warfare groups

use small bags like AS Elite Pro Hunter Series or Adis' new GEAR UP bags
large lure bags act as a drift parachute!
Go as light as possible!





"Knowledge without experience is just information"--Mark Twain

This post edited by UrbanFishingMan 07:13 AM 10/10/2012
 
Plumber60

Joined: 01/21/2007
Posts: 882
Location: Croton Watershed
 10/10/2012 06:39 AM  

Been dumped many times at Montauk. Biggest obstacle is to stop laughing at myself before I regain my feet and get swept out to sea!
 
LateStarter

Joined: 12/29/2005
Posts: 164
 10/10/2012 06:47 AM  

I took one look at the south side yesterday and said, no way. And that was at 7 AM; the wind got stronger later. My hat is off to you for even trying.
 
spiegs71

Joined: 12/29/2007
Posts: 147
 10/10/2012 08:13 AM  

Was out in M last Thurs night / Friday am fishing on the S side
Must have gotten knocked off my rock 30-40 times
Always have to be VERY aware of your surroundings and the surf / weather at M
Like you plumber - i have to be careful laughing at myself when i get knocked off - good way to get a mouthful of sea water
 
CarlCarlson

Joined: 06/09/2006
Posts: 44
 10/10/2012 09:45 AM  

I had the duct tape! It was just one of those days. And yes, I laughed at myself when I finally hauled my soggy frame out of the water. We both laughed. It all worked out. It was one of those days. Montauk decided to mess with one guy, and I was the guy. A total comedy of errors. I am a very cautious fisherman, would never put myself in dangerous situation that I did not feel comfortable with. It just went downhill fast. Oh, did I mention my bucktail pouch opened and I lost all of them, plus a brand new Deadly Dick.

Montauk. Indian for "Pay Attention!"
 
SpeedyPete

Joined: 05/11/2003
Posts: 37
Location: Sheepshead Bay. Brooklyn
 10/10/2012 10:10 AM  

Look at bright side that you are ok, and if the older gears doesn't go, the new gears will not arrive Toungue. Be safe !


The Truth is out there !

This post edited by SpeedyPete 10:11 AM 10/10/2012
 
lbstriper

Joined: 02/13/2006
Posts: 63
Location: Massapequa, NY
 10/10/2012 11:17 AM  

Carl the playlist for the day only had 2 songs Chumbawamba "Tubthumping" and those Harps! The conditions were tough but that's what got the dinner bell ringing. Montauk...Awesomized!!!Its the challenge that keeps us coming back.
 
ronin2308

Joined: 12/01/2007
Posts: 6
 10/10/2012 11:41 AM  

I agree with urbanfishinman, get the korkers 5000, never had a failure and even though I still get my a** handed to me at times, I use a zip tie mid foot and run it through my laces, if in fact there was a time that they would ever come off. But never been an issue with this mode.
 
DuceRok


Joined: 10/23/2003
Posts: 1040
Location: Brooklyn
 10/10/2012 04:26 PM  

thank God u have the reel

Hey you still have the reel. I'm actually getting a wetsuit when i get my tax return. I took a dunk last year by a lonely big wave wacking me off a rock. I said EEF-this. No more waders and rocks for me.


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LONEBULL


Joined: 10/31/2009
Posts: 609
Location: LONG ISLAND SOUND
 10/10/2012 05:00 PM  

it was pretty nautical today also,big waves,& heavy rain all morning with the south wind....a few guys got destroyed.i stayed close to shore,found a big flat rock, it took me a while as the bite was slow,about 5 hours, but i got mine & went home. i'm still debating on that wet suit look...lol


NO MAN HAVING CAUGHT A BIG FISH GOES HOME THROUGH AN ALLEY
 
SushiHunter

Joined: 04/15/2010
Posts: 87
Location: The Hook...
 10/10/2012 05:23 PM  

ouch!!!

Proper preparation prevents piss poor performanceup
 
broasterhouse

Joined: 07/22/2004
Posts: 109
 10/10/2012 06:29 PM  

Advice

The same surf that is pushing you off the rock is probably pushing the bait and thus the bass in as well. Better to stick close to shore, you probably don't need the extra 20'.
 
Reelman51

Joined: 01/20/2001
Posts: 78
 10/12/2012 12:33 AM  

I can relate to your experience! I just got back from Montauk, fishing Mon-Thur mainly on the south side in some tough conditions! It was one of my best trips with over 20 bass caught with 6 keepers. That being said you have to know your limitations! Being an older guy (61)I dont try to venture out to the rock 20yds off shore! This time of the season the bass are in the wash,dont need to cast far. Try to pick a flat rock for good footing and balance.I too had issues with my old style korkers! Everytime I went out I had to retie and retape my korkers otherwise they would come off.Equiptment has to be maintained!Finally surfishing from the south side rocks you must be in good physical condition or you will get hurt!!
 
surfnsweet


Joined: 05/11/2008
Posts: 281
 10/12/2012 08:51 PM  

UrbanFishingMan wrote:

When the surf gets big you have to duck dive it other wise you'll feel like a sock in a washing machine!

1. get the korkers KS 5000 those won't come off.
2. go to leisurepro.com & look at 5 mill wetsuits.
a 5 mill suit will float you effortlessly.
3. get an immersion research lx drytop.
4. New balance tacticle 221 boots

items 3 &4 are issued to Naval Special Warfare groups

use small bags like AS Elite Pro Hunter Series or Adis' new GEAR UP bags
large lure bags act as a drift parachute!
Go as light as possible!



I second the New Korkers. The boot strap with clasp has never failed me but the studs have always come and gone. The screw in type were basically useless as soon as some corrosion got in threads and or they just cracked. They finally got it right with the push in type and at 150+ dollars if I only could have had a pair years ago I might have saved me the other two that I paid 75-80 bucks each for! Do yourself a favor though and but 10-20 replacement studs though because you'll probably use some your first trip. Maybe a decent adhesive might help. I'm still not a fan of the duct tape.
 
tonyzfishin


Joined: 02/04/2006
Posts: 29374
Location: Raritan Bay NY
 10/14/2012 07:46 AM  

glad your ok up
 
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