I believe your odds would be better off of Montauk as well. More influence from the labrador (no pun intended)current, therefro colder water. A Montauk charter captain told me they are very good to eat, superior to mako in his opinion. The spring mack season might be a good time but I wonder if a late fall trip would do the trick. The twenty mile wrecks from Jones usually have macks and herring in the late fall early winter. Also, a friend reminded me that a large mako was landed out of shinne**** last year in mid December !!Go get one, I don't think anyone's seen one around LI in quite some time.