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Montauk

Christine and I took  three days out last month to do some fishing out of Montauk. We were hoping to take the night fishing trip to catch some striped bass and cod to fill our refrigerators. Montauk is a two-plus hours drive from Manhattan and we arrived there in the early afternoon on a Tuesday–the one day the night-fishing boat didn’t go out! Instead, we booked a full day’s outing on a party boat the next day, fishing for flounder, porgies and sea bass. When we arrived at the dock at 7 a.m., The boat was already crowded with seasoned fishermen with their own sophisticated equipment and occupying the best places on the rail for their rods.

One of the ship’s mates forced a somewhat cramped space for us amidships.  We paid our pool money but had no hope of competing with the habitués. We did, however, catch enough reasonably sized porgies and sea bass to take back and enjoy at home. The few flounders we caught were thrown back dismissively by the crew as being under regulation size–I personally thought they would have made very good eating.

Here are the few incidental pictures I took during the trip. Click on them for detail:

 

We spent our spare time looking at the sights of Montauk including The Lighthouse State Park. Christine is resting up before climbing the rocks

We spent our spare time looking at the sights of Montauk including the Lighthouse State Park. Christine is resting up before climbing the rocks

 

The Lighthouse Museum

The Lighthouse Museum

 

Christine about to climb the rocks . . .

Christine about to climb the rocks . . .

 

some of the larger fish we encountered . . . .

some of the larger fish we encountered . . . .

 

Frisky stallions in the corral . . .

Frisky stallion in the corral . . .

 

A Hamptons craftwork.

A Hamptons craftwork.

 

View of the setting sun from my apartment as we were eating the Sea Bass!

View of the setting sun from my apartment as we were eating the Sea Bass!

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3 Responses

  1. Sounds like a tough party boat. The last shot made it all worthwhile.

  2. Ben, even though I am not much of a fisherman I enjoyed your lovely post. Sounds like you a Christine had a fun trip!

  3. Craig and Amy. Many thanks — we liked the fishing, but, as you can imagine, the best part was eating the catch!

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