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Announcement of the 2013 Golden Tile Derby
Rules are simple. The angler who lands the largest Golden Tile of 2013 will win a spot on the 2014 Abyss Trip. The only requirement is that the angler must possess a ticket for any of the Viking 2013 trips which includes the all new Viking Five Star and be on a trip that departs from the Viking dock in Montauk NY. So get on a trip and be automatically entered. Come out and see if you can beat Tommy's Trophy!!!
** CLICK HERE to view photos of the Viking FiveStar arriving to it's Montauk port.
Fight for Your Right to Fish.
March 15, RFA'S Absurdity of Fisheries Management" Series, Final Part
Now booking New Bedford Porgies and Sea Bass 2013!
Attention Viking Inshore Anglers!
We will officially kick off our Spring Time schedule beginning this Friday 5/18 and the target species will be Jumbo Fluke and Trophy Striped Bass. Captain Ant is excited to get the inshore harvesting going and the weather and tides(for Bass) look to be in our favor. We'll have 2 Bass trips and 2 Fluke trips, unfortunately sold out for Saturdays fluke already.
We will have a discounted fare for those hearty souls, reserve any 2 trips and receive $20 off the total, fish any 3 and receive $30 off the total. Discounts applied on reservations only. Also remember to pick up your Moo Cow Loyalty Card which delivers even more value. Fish any 5 Striped Bass trips and get any Striper trip for free.
Striper Schedule - Limited to 16 anglers
Friday 5/24 departs 6p and returns 12 midnight
Saturday 5/25 departs 6pm and returns 12midnight
The fare is $85, rental fee is $5 and includes jigs and eels. We will be jigging until sundown as spring action is always hot when you throw the iron!! An assortment of jigs will be available for sale as well.
Fluke Schedule - Limited to 24 anglers
Friday 5/24 departs 7a and returns 3p
The fare is $85 with $5 rental fee. Spearing and Squid included.
Half Day Fluke Saturday May 25 Departs 8a and Returns 12 and 1pm to 5pm
Sunday May 26 Departs 8a and Returns 12 and 1pm to 5pm Bait and rods are included. Adults $50 kids (5-12) $30
Come visit the Viking Dock this weekend before the summer traffic hits!!!
Attention Viking Anglers Now booking all of our 2013 Offshore Fishing Trips! Click HEREfor the schedule. Call us at 631 668 5700 to book your spot, or do so directly online
MONTAUK FISHING REPORTS
Sunday May 19 New Bedford Porgies & Sea Bass AM Captain Dave reports another good morning from New Bedford aboard the Viking Starship today! It was a slow start, but the fishing just kept on getting better and better as the day went on! The action was really good with mostly porgies and sea bass and a mix of a couple black fish and some blues. Todays 1st place pool winner was Domingo "Mango" Cambert of Merriden CT with a 3lb porgy, and in 2nd place went to Mark Vulaj of Hopewell Junction NY with a 5lb black fish.
Half Day Fluke AM
Captain Ant reports a killer Sunday morning. Fluke were flying into the boat and via net and gaff. Michael Pettinella and Casandra Coy from manhattan whacked some big boys. Mike took the pool with an 8.1 lber and had a 5.5 as well. Cassandra had a 5.6lber. Young Mike Sadowski took the edible pool with a 5 lb blue. 11 year old James Cappel from Lindenhurst had 19 fluke, yes a commercial fisherman in the making. 3 made the bucket to 4 lbs. What a morning, man do I wish we were full daying it! CLICK HERE for photos!
New Bedford Porgies & Sea Bass AM
Capt Carl reports another great day of Porgy fishing in New Bedford on the Viking Superstar. The boat was chartered by the John Ford group again and what a great group of anglers, with the kids really enjoying the thrill. We had plenty of Jumbo Porgies and Sea bass mixed in, with a few blackfish and bluefish too! It was another great day in Buzzards Bay! Thank you again Mr Ford for joining us year after year and we look forward to seeing you all again!
Saturday May 18 Night Striped Bass Capt Ant reports a slow nite bass trip and expected. The fish are gorging all day long-sleeping at nite that will change with next weeks moon. we did manage a few keepers Nick Madugno from upstate NY and Bob from Shirley, Ny
PM Fluke Capt Ant reports a complete crushing of the inshore species on jigs. More to come......
Porgies & Sea Bass New Bedford MA
Capt Carl reports excellent excellent fishing in New Bedford on the Viking Superstar today! We had beautiful weather and tons of jumbo porgies with double headers the norm! There was also a great mix of Sea Bass, as well as some Blackfish, Bluefish, and even a keeper flounder! It was a one drop day, as we landed right on the meat! Everyone filled up! Ricardo Lopez from Queens, NY won the pool with a 3.5 lb humpback porgy, and Luis Cayancelo from Spring Valley, NY took second with a 6 lb Blackfish. Starship- Capt Dave reports a very very good day of fishing in New Bedford! It was a great day for porgy fishing! We also had some sea bass and a couple of blackfish. Today's 1st place pool winner was Mark Bracco of New Bedford MA with a 4lb porgy, and in 2nd place was Chuck Brewer of Coatesville, PA with a 7lb blackfish.
AM Fluke- Tom O'Dwyer Bachelor Party William O'Dwyer boated an absolute DOORMAT FLUKE @ 11lbs 11 ounces!!!!
Captain Ant reports a great day of fishing and plenty of keepers to go around! Greg Durso landed a 5+lbder from a wheel chair, accompanied by a nice mix bag of fluke, blues, and bass. Josh Talley limited out with 3-4lb flukes on a dual spro with spearing, a north shore touch. Mike Perrone says it was his best day on the water. Matt Noell took the largest fish with a 15lb bass. Viking Fleet delivers again memories and trophies and an amazing day!! CLICK HERE for photos from this trip!
Friday May 17
Night Striped Bass As expected Capt. Ant reports insane fishing on last nights Bass trip. We arrived at the light to acres of birds and yes the fish were underneath them. Blues of all sizes from a pound up to 10lbs and a similar situation for the Stripers. We had 18 inch fish up to 21lb fish. Doug "Bering" Seay had his limit and the pool on the first three drifts. He added another for good measure (ORL). Flyboy George Jehn also had his limit once he remembered how to throw the jig. Martin Wellen Dowd from Manhattan nailed his first of hopefully many Bass this season. The action slowed after dark as conditions deteriorated and we lost the tide but man what a start to the season!!
PM Half Day Fluke Captain Ant reports a "shorts" trip for fluke this afternoon. There was tons of action with a few keepers to 3.5lbs. We also had a showing of knot head sea bass up to 5lbs (all released unharmed) Charles "Twist" Oliver from Baltimore took the pool!
Sunday May 12
PM Fluke Fishing Captain Ant reports a tougher time fishing this afternoon. With the SW wind against the tide, fishing was okay. We managed to find a few keepers with a couple cocktail blues in the mix. The pool winner was Lindsay Murphy of Montauk with a 3.2 lb fluke. Click Here for a photo
AM Fluke Fishing Captain Ant reports a decent morning of fluking. We had beautiful conditions, once the fog lifted it felt like summer. Plenty of action and nice fat keepers with a 6-1 short keeper ratio. Pool fish went to Mike Lauria from Flushing with a 5.3lber. Fred Shea had 3 keepers as did Tater Tot. Capt Ant had 2 Kobe 0 Eric 0 little Ant 0 Click Here for photos!
onday May 6 Annual Freeport Tuna Club Charter
Captain Steven Sr and crew returned late last night from the annual Freeport Tuna Club Charter. Due to the weather offshore, our Tile fish plans were scratched but the FTC Club would not be denied their weekend of fishing. They opted to switch zones and just go fishing old school style back to Stellwagen Banks, which was our original destination when this charter started over 10 years ago. Well, the first drop on the Wagen was a disappointment, although some could say it was a bail job, the bottom was loaded with 12-14" pollack and cod so we pressed on. As the morning progressed, the ground swell also intensified and although we were marking piles and fishing among the whales and porpoise, it was a very slow pick. In the afternoon Captain Steven decided to go a bit deeper and we found some steadier action with a solid mix of Redfish and Cod although the keeper ratio on the cod was about 1 to every 6 caught. The Redfish however were in a frenzy with plenty of double headers of fish every time down. We did have a little shot of keeper cod on our last drift in the zone, but Captain Steven was just not satisfied with what was at the time our best drift of the day and pressed on down the bank to even deeper water. At approximately 4p, the weather improved and the cod began biting. With each drift we saw fishing getting better and better and the bite lasted even through sundown. Still not a bail job but solid catches each drift and the coolers were starting to fill with pure cod. Traditionally by 8p the entire club is inside eating Kobi's delectable Plime Lib, however after we anchored up for the night, the sharpies went back out and found a cod feeding frenzy. While Capt Ant, Capt Carl and mate Steve were cutting the days catch, there were about 10 guys around the stern bailing beautiful market cod and throwing them right on the fillet table. Some guys boated their limit for the day in an hour.
The bite went through the night on and off but we got on the drift immediately at daybreak with now beautiful conditions and it was ON!!! Each drift produced between 30-40 cod, now a reverse where mostly keepers with a few shorts in the mix. Finally every rod was bending and there was joy in Freeport! We bailed fish until around 1130a and then we bailed on the Bank and headed home with a much heavier Viking Star than when we left. Some notable catches were as usual, the bow boys headed by their captain Bobby "Diners Drive-ins and Dives" Hindelang and Luke figuratively and literally "Smoked" them!!! The group of four filled two 151's with a catch of Cod, Reds and Elusive Cusk. The only Haddock on the trip also came from the group and would have taken 2nd in the pool...unfortunately they forgot they caught it!!! Big Chris and Little Chris Ballanzoni(although based on size the should probably think about switching names:):) also had their 2 day cod limit. It was great to see big Chris back with the original Viking Helmet still in tact!! Once Oh Reely Bruce took his jewelry off (his hook and his finger), his day changed and limited with a cooler full of brown bunnies. Tim Sherman switched fishing position and also changed his luck nailing his limit. The group of Big Steve, Sully and Coast Guard Sean also crushed the cod however young Sean was playing dog catcher day one with not one, not two, but four Wolfish including a double header to 12 lbs. All were released unharmed and although we released about 15 on the boat, for most guys it was their first time catching the species and a great photo opportunity.
We could go on and on but the truth is we had our 2-Day boat limit of Cod, pool fish around 10lbs, a solid mix of Redfish and Elusive Cusk and a smattering of Pollack one lone Haddock and gorgeous red hake. Old school Wagen fishing at its best on Sunday, we returned to Montauk well fed (probably the Best FTC Cape Cod Canal buffet ever) and knowing that the FTC crew would be eating Stellwagen Spring Cod for months to come.
Captain Steven, Captain Carl, Captain Ant and First Mate Steve would like to thank Captain Harry for once again putting together a stellar group of guys who fished hard throughout the trip. Their effort was well rewarded and we would like to thank them all for making our "jobs" more like we part of the "Club".
Please note:: if anyone left an Ugly Stick with a Penn 4/0 reel on the boat, please contact Harry before he uses it as a tomato stake for his garden!!
Sunday May 5 Afternoon Half Day Fluke Trip Captain Dave reports a good afternoon trip today despite it being a bit rocky out there. The bite was okay but not as steady as it was this morning, but we did have more keepers! The pool winner was Al Rosenbloom of Island Park NY with a 3.5 lb fluke.
Viking FiveStar 3rd Leg Cape Canaveral to Virginia Beach
The third leg of our trip was bumpy, overall with the unfavorable weather, but we still put a good catch together for the guys on board. Due to the weather and worsening forecast, we ended this trip 2 days early. We would not be able to do the deep-water fishing we planned on.
Throughout the trip there was good action everyday. We picked some on the troll and a couple bottom drops produced for us.
The highlights of this leg were some beautiful snowy grouper up to 40 lbs and the consistent Mahi action, which left us with 20 nice Mahi in the mid to upper teens.
A few hours out of Canaveral, we put some lures out and trolled our way out to the Gulf Stream. Just before sundown, we picked up a couple Mahi as we hit the stream. We steamed throughout the night to get some miles behind us. The next morning on the troll, we were attacked by Wahoo, which ended up eating 4 of our lures and we never got one on the boat. That afternoon we tried our first bottom fishing and had some great action, a mix of red snapper, XXL vermillion snappers, champagne porgies, triggers and some other reef fish kept us busy. Then a school of Mahi- nice sized Mahi- showed up and we got to have some fun with them on the light tackle landing 10. After they left us, Frank dropped back to the bottom to catch a beautiful 30lb gag grouper, which we had to release. We continued to travel trough the night and the next day we did some more bottom fishing. We had a few fish every drop and all of the similar species with the exception to Jose's beauty Hogfish. That afternoon on the troll, we had a few more Mahi, a couple baby yellow fin, some Bonita and a nice king fish that was in the 40lb range.
The next day we had a little break in the weather to get out to try some deep dropping. We tried a couple different ledges and wrecks and got some nice gray tiles, a couple beauty snowy grouper and a couple of jacks- one snowy around 30lbs and the other big one around 40 lbs. In that same spot, we had a few fish that won the battle breaking some leaders and pulling hooks. As the day went on the weather got worse and we worked our way inshore to another wreck and had tons of nice sea bass, but they were out of season and had to be released. That's when we got the updated forecast and the thought of 2 days trying to fish deep water in 20-25 knots of wind didnít appeal to anyone, so we called it a trip. In the end we made the right decision as the wind has continued to stay over 20 knots on the beach since we arrived in Rudee inlet. Although we didnít get to fish as much as we wanted to, the guys all had a good pile of filets in the end.
This leg we had 26 different species, 7 of which we haven't seen yet, bringing our entire trip total to 53 different species. Click HERE for photos from this trip!
Sunday May 5
Afternoon Half Day Fluke
Captain Dave reports another great day on the water! It was a brisk morning, but as the day went on the weather got better and so did the fishing! Overall it was a day of good conditions and great fishing! Our first place pool winner was Vinny Ballard of Centerport, NY with a 4.7 lb fluke.
Saturday May 4
First Half Day Fluke Trip!
Captain Dave reports a great first day of fishing on the fluke grounds! It was a rocky trip out, but once we made it to the grounds we were set and had a great turn out on the first drop! We had a bunch of keepers along with some short throw backs, but everyone seemed to have left with some meat for dinner tonight! Our first place pool winner was Angelo Demetroulakos of Brooklyn with a 6.1 lb fluke, and in second place was first time angler Liz Fye of NY NY with a 3.4 fluke. We had a wonderful trip and can't wait to get back out tomorrow morning! Click HERE for photos!
Viking Fivestar 2nd Leg Key West to Cape Canaveral
Capt. Steven Jr and Capt Bobby report from the Viking Fivestarís 2nd leg of their East Coast Expedition that this leg of the trip we mostly spent trolling our way around the southern tip of Florida in the Florida straits. We did a few bottom drops along the way and managed some deepwater and shallow water species. Over all this leg was a bit slower action then we had on our first leg. We did a lot of trolling in the Gulf Stream and in some weed lines inshore and found a few nice Mahi-Mahi up to 20 lbs. and a pair of Wahoo, the bigger of the two around 50 lbs. ,but not the amount of fish we were expecting. We also had a mix of the smaller tunas including Bonitos, Skip Jacks, and False Albacore. We spent a couple nights drifting in the deep in hopes of find a Swordfish but had no luck. Both nights some stiff north east winds made it rough. We did a few drops in the deep water off the keys and found some Yellow-Edge and Snowy Grouper along with some big Champaign Porgies and Black-Belly Rose Fish. The rest of the bottom fishing we did was up the coast a bit closer to Cape Canaveral. We tried a couple wrecks and ledges and never found a really solid bite. We did catch some Mangrove and Mutton Snapper, a mess of Porgies and other reef fish and a bunch of American Red Snapper and Sea Bass which had to be released. Over all not as impressive a trip as our first on in the gulf but the guys went home with a big pile of filets of a variety of different species. This leg we ended up catching 25 different species, 11 of which we haven't caught yet. With this leg we brought our trip total up to 46 different species since we departed Tarpon Springs. We are getting everything ready here now in Cape Canaveral and will be getting underway shortly on our 3rd leg which will be a 6 day trip and we will be landing in Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, VA next Friday.
Viking FiveStar 1st Leg Tarpon Springs, FL to Key West
We had an excellent first leg of our trip up the coast. This leg was primarily bottom fishing in the Gulf of Mexico in depths ranging from 180 -750 feet of water. In total we landed 35 different species on this leg. We departed Tarpon springs on Monday afternoon and steamed the better half of the night trying to get some miles behind us. At 3 am we arrived in the shallow water zone where we were to spend the first day of fishing. We had good action threw out the day catching lots of Red, Scamp and Gag groupers, Vermilion and Red snappers, big Amber Jack, Trigger fish, Champagne porgies along with a bunch of other reef fish and a nice Cobia. We had some beautiful Gag groupers with 2 of them close to 40lbs and a couple in the upper 20's. Unfortunately the season is closed for the Gag grouper along with some other species so after a quick picture they were sent back. When night came we made a few drops for some Mangrove snappers and ended up with not a ton of them, but better sized ones and a good mess of them to wrap up the first day. 0
From there we steamed offshore to look for some different species and on our first drop we landed a 130 lb. Warsaw grouper, a 30 lb. Kitty Michel grouper and some xl gray tiles. The rest of the day we stayed in the deep water and chipped away at a bunch of deep water species finding good action every where we went. At dark we steamed further offshore to 300 fathom of water to try drifting for sword fish. With in the first hour we had a pup sword to the boat which we released and after that the wind came on and our drift picked up and never had another sword bite the rest of the night.
The next morning the wind stayed steady at 20-25 knots but we were still able to manage an excellent day of deep water fishing. Lots of tiles, some queen snapper, black fin snapper, yellow edge grouper and snowy grouper. So give the conditions we still had a very productive day for fishing in 750 feet of water. That afternoon we started trolling our way back inshore to fish the dry Tortugas that night. On the ride we managed to pick up a couple black fin tuna and a Bonita. We were looking to find some Mutton snapper and chipped away at a couple by the end of the night we ended up with a good mess of them up to 20lbs. and most were in the mid teens. At 4 am we called it a trip and headed for Key West. The next morning the wind stayed steady at 20-25 knots but we were still able to manage an excellent day of deep water fishing. Lots of tiles, some queen snapper, black fin snapper, yellow edge grouper and snowy grouper. So give the conditions we still had a very productive day for fishing in 750 feet of water. That afternoon we started trolling our way back inshore to fish the dry Tortugas that night. On the ride we managed to pick up a couple black fin tuna and a Bonita. We were looking to find some Mutton snapper and chipped away at a couple by the end of the night we ended up with a good mess of them up to 20lbs. and most were in the mid teens. At 4 am we called it a trip and headed for Key West. Overall a great start to our journey up the coast. We had lots of nice fish and a lot of fun catching them. Looking forward to see what the east coast has to offer us on our next three legs before we arrive in Montauk. We still have room on the last 2 legs of this expedition for any ambitious last minute anglers. Give our office a call and get on one of the most unique experiences the east coast has to offer.
The next morning the wind stayed steady at 20-25 knots but we were still able to manage an excellent day of deep water fishing. Lots of tiles, some queen snapper, black fin snapper, yellow edge grouper and snowy grouper. So give the conditions we still had a very productive day for fishing in 750 feet of water. That afternoon we started trolling our way back inshore to fish the dry Tortugas that night. On the ride we managed to pick up a couple black fin tuna and a Bonita. We were looking to find some Mutton snapper and chipped away at a couple by the end of the night we ended up with a good mess of them up to 20lbs. and most were in the mid teens. At 4 am we called it a trip and headed for Key West.
April 26 The Rich Charter- Viking New London Tile Express
Captain Steven and crew returned this morning from another 38 Tile Express Charter for the Rich Cromwell Group and his only word was "SLAMMER!!!".The day started with pristine conditions and high optimism but after the first couple of hours the only species aggressively chewing were the rare spiny dogfish. A couple of hake, a couple of kittens but not much else to speak of. Perhaps the fish gods were being kind providing some fresh flesh to bait our hooks, although reeling up double doggies from 700 feet doesn't seem that way. The mood was glum so the boys asked for some advice to change their luck. We gave it to them, Just Keep Fishing!!! Well just about when the lunch bell rang, the fishing grounds erupted and erupted for the rest of the day. It seemed every drift had 90% of the rods doubled over. Everyone caught and caught multiple species.The species list as follows: Golden Tile, Gray Tile, Northern Grouper, Silver Hake, Barrelfish, Codfish, Pollack, The Elusive Cusk, Black Sea Bass (released), Rosie, Silver Eel, and finally a monster Jonah Crab. Many double headers of Grouper, Grouper/Tile, Hake/Tile were caught. We easily totaled over 350 fish in total with Tile and Grouper leading the way. Largest Tile caught by Striped Bass Sean went 33lbs and Largest Edible by Sean MacDonogh from Windsorlocks Ct had one of the prettiest fish in the Atlantic, a 35lb slob Hake. The eyeballs weighed about a pound alone!!Other notable deepwater slayers are as follows:Rich, Rich Sr and RJ - 3 generation of Cromwells along with Don, Mike and Louie totaled 20 Tiles, largest going 28lbs, a dozen Northerns and a mess of Cod, Pollack and Hake...Nice job by RJ nailing his first Northern and putting in a mighty effort and all the boys for filling two massive coolers with meat. Ken Kasavage, Vinal Gendreau, Scott Hallquist and ScottBaron Tallied 11 Tile and 11 NG, a 32lb Barrel, Cusk Hake Cod and Pollack The "Joe Dirt Fishing Team" had 11 Tiles, 15 Northerns 8 Hake 2 Barrels and 2 Pollack .Another father son team Matt and Matthew (13 years old) nailed a total of 15 Tiles, young Matt contributing 7 and each had a pair of NG's. Matthew also had a double 12lb Tile and 14lb Dave "Pure Tile" Prentice had 7 Tiles to 16lbs as did Gerry "Have another" Beers. Bill Patterson nailed a 30.5 lb Tile, Paul "Piano Man" Schaeffer, John Parker, Harry Anzier rounded out the catch with a load of all species. Check out the pictures and a short video of every rod bent to see just how good the action and variety were. Captain Steven, Captain Ant, First Mate Eric, Mate Steve and Mate Justin would like to sincerely thank Rich and the gang for an OUTSTANDING trip. We've never seen a group of Deepwater "Newbies" put such a beating on the fish. You guys were a true pleasure and we appreciate your generosity. And just so you know this will go on record and be known in the future as the "Viking New London Tile Express", brought to you by Rich of course!!! Thank You!! Click Here to see the pictures
Monday April 1 2013-24 HR Easter Deepwater Hunt
Pictures from the Trip click here Captain Steven Sr reports a solid deep water bottom fishing trip despite tougher than forecasted conditions. We started out with a ferocious Northern Grouper and Barrelfish bite even with wind against tide. A few double headers came up and many more Barrels than we've seen in the last couple of trips. Add in some Hake and 1 kitten Tile and the the first 3 hours of fishing had everyone exhausted before breakfast. When the bite slowed down we went headed off to the deeper water. Although not the bite we had early, we picked away at some jumbo Hake, a few more NG's and Barrels a few Tiles including 2 in the 25-30lb class. What we did find were the elusive and scarce Spiny Dogs. It seemed everyone was getting the bites, but if you set the hook at the first bite it came up double doggie. Patience and bigger hooks seemed to produce the edible species. We pressed on from there to try the open bottom Tile grounds hoping to get away from the dogs and find some bigger Tiles. Well we didn't find many large but we did find 1 Big Boy. A 15 minute flex coat crackling fight ensued and all you heard as the glow became apparent was OH my God, OH Boy, OH Man, OHly Cow....yes our good friend Mr OH fought and landed a 37.7lb Golden. Way to GOH MR OH!!!!!!! (See Pix)So with Mr Oh's pool Tile, Gee from Flushing caught a gorgeous 18 plus pound Hake for the edible pool. Other notables were Martin Wellen Dowd with a few NG's, a couple of Barrels and a hake, Kurt had 3 NG's, a Tile, a Barrel and Hake, Tyler Quaresimo had the full grand slam as well on his first offshore trip with Tile, Barrel, NG's and Hake and Bobby Krug also added 3 species to his list with NG, Barrel and Hake. Tommy didn't top his Tile but did catch a mess of NG's and Barrels. Capt. Ants son Ant Jr landed his first ever Norther Grouper. Click here for pictures of the happy and proud anglers!!!!Captain Steven Sr, Captain Carl and Captain Ant would like to thank all who came out and fished hard. Great group of guys for sure who worked together as a team on a tough tangle day with the conditions. Stay tuned as Captain Steven will be posting next weeks excursion shortly. Rumor has it we are going further and deeper on our first 36 hour trip of the year.NEW VIKING FEATURE - "GET 'EM IN THE BOAT"So beginning with this report we've decided to provide tips following our trips giving newcomers to the game an opportunity to learn from the experts, learn from the mistakes and learn what to expect on a trip they've never taken. In this weeks issue we will discuss the use of electric reels.Over the past few years electric reels have been increasingly used, not only on Tile trips, but even shallow cod trips. Not only has use increased, but the loss of fish has increased as well. HMMM, might be a direct correlation here. When using an electric reel, be sure to set your drag properly for the bite at first, but then back down off it as you press the button to reel up. A solid head shake by the fish should stop your reel from spinning and a run by the fish should take drag and reverse spin. Fishing with no stretch line and the steady torque of a tightly set drag will rip the hook from the fishes mouth or tear the area where the hook is set. Remember LOOSE NEVER LOSES. We saw both cases yesterday, 1 37.7 landed, 1 very big fish lost with only 75 feet to go. If your unsure, ask one of the crew...that's what we're here for.
Sunday March 24 Local Block Island Cod Capt Dave reports a great day aboard the Viking Star! We had a slow start with some wind in the early morning, but as soon as it got nice out the fish turned on. It was the typical March madness bite! Everyone had straight cod and the boat limited out! Overall it was an awesome day and everyone left with full coolers! Our 1st place pool winner was Louise Purcell of Mineola, NY with a 15lb cod, and in 2nd place was John Kim of Woodside, Queens with a 13lb cod. Capt Dave would also like to make a shout out to the Day Break Boys from City Island who all limited out!CLICK HERE for photos from todays trip!
Tuesday March 19 2013- Report from Viking Fivestar 3 Day Deep Water Report Excellent first voyage out to the deep water on the Viking Fivestar. The group of 6 anglers ended up catching an approximate 2200 pounds of deep water species which allowed everyone to go home with 200 plus pounds of filets. In the mix we had queen snapper up to 13lbs, Kitty Michal up to 40lbs, Wahoo up to 48lbs, Pink Porgies to 5lbs, Amber Jacks up to 100lbs, tons of Gray Tile to 14lbs and Yellow edge Gropuer to 18lbs. Then there were the big boys, 2 Warsaw groupers that weighed in at 120lbs and 135lbs! The first day we started out looking for the bigger fish which produced the Warsaws and the XXL AJ's. We had a bunch of fish on that proved stronger than our tackle and we left that drop with some sore arms. With the Warsaw having a high mortality rate on released fish we caught our limit and moved on to work on the other species. The first day was better of our two days of bottom fishing being that it produced the trophy fish. However both days had enough action to keep everyone busy and happy. During the night we headed off the bank to drift in the deep for some pelagic fish but did not have much luck. A fast drift and some sharks made the night fishing uneventful for us. On the long ride back to the dock we trolled and had one of the two Wahoo, a Black Fin Tuna and a bunch of Bonita. Over all we had a great trip with a nice mess of fish to send everyone home with. Special thanks to everyone onboard for making this a successful and fun trip. We are looking forward to getting out to the deepwater again soon. Click HERE to view photos from the trip!
Saturday March 16 Local Block Island Cod Capt Dave reports a better day aboard the Viking Star today. The bite has definitely improved since the last couple weeks! So we had some cod, smaller sized fish, but keepers! We did have few throw backs, but overall it was a nice day fishing. The first place pool winner was Mike DiNino of Clifton, NJ with a 7lb cod, and in second place was Igor of Fairlawn, NJ with a 6.5 lb cod.
Monday March 11 Local Block Island Cod Capt Dave reports a tough day out there today aboard the Viking Star. There was a large ground swell that left us with a long, slow day. We had a few small fish and only a couple ling. Keep an eye on our schedule to see when we will be sailing next!
Saturday March 9 24hour Tile Trip with Captain Carl Capt. Carl reports a a tough Tile trip overall although we did manage to catch some decent fish despite horrendous conditions. The forecast called for 10-15 dropping out to 5-10knots and after a stomach churning ride out daylight displayed an evil sea. It was blowing every bit of 25 and it seemed the recent storm had stalled a bit offshore. Needless to say the morning fishing resulted in a lot of dropping down and reeling up with minimal bites. By noon we had a total of 2 Barrelfish, 2 Northern Grouper that were whiter in color than Uncle Bens rice ( a sign of fish sea sickness) and a few Hake. We moved to the deep in the afternoon and the wind finally let up enough to keep the Stars drift at around 2 knots. We had a few very good drifts with an assortment of everything coming up. Tiles, Grouper, Barrels and Hake, including a few nice double header combos of Tile/Barrel, Tile /Grouper, Grouper/ Hake, Barrel/Hake. Kun Kim from Flushing landed the biggest Tile of the day at 26.8 lbs and Sung Kim (no relation) from Jericho had a 26lb Beauty Barrelfish. Honorable mention to Carlos(I only catch big fish) Gonzalez with a 22lb Barrel and Jimmy Gee who landed his first ever Northern Grouper. Most of this crew were first timers and they deserved more for their effort but fished hard even with the elements against us. Had we had the morning bite like the afternoon it would have been a decent trip. |Captain Carl, Captain Ant, Master Deck Chief Eric and First Mate Hank would like to thank the crew for their patience, effort and generosity despite the tough fishing. Click here for pics of some of this trips highlights and stay tuned to see what Captain Steven has planned for next weekend!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS!!
Monday March 4- Captain Dave reports a decent day of fishing today on the Viking Star for the light crowd onboard. They ended the day with a decent catch of Cod and a handful of Ling. Christina Hatkewitz of Shirly NY was todays pool winner.
Sunday March 3 Local Block Island Cod Capt Dave reports another slow day aboard the Viking Star. We did manage to get a few, but they were on the smaller side. Overall it was a slightly better day then yesterday, but still a slow go. Todays first place pool winner was Min Kyn Park from Palisades Park, NJ with an 8lb cod, and in second place was Lauren Marra of New Hyde Park with a 7lb cod. We will be sailing tomorrow Monday March 4 at 3am for the Local Block Island Cod trip.
Friday March 1 25 Hour Tile and Hake Express Captain Steven Sr. reports an exciting start to the 2013 Deepwater Species Season with another Viking Trophy Tile (VTT) added to the long list of mammoth Tiles caught over the years!!! After steaming all night we woke up to a sloppy sea and 15-20 knots of wind...horrendous conditions for sure but we were there so there was nothing we could do but Get the Lead out and fish. It was a slow pick to start but the size made up for quantity with fish in the 15-20lb class. After a few drifts,conditions got worse so Capt. Steven decided to make a move to look for some Northern Grouper. Once again he found them and more. With the deep water armadillos popping up around the boat, Tommy Alexopoulos set his hook into what seemed like a chunk of granite except the granite was fighting back. Tommy did everything right and for the next 15 minutes he battled what we thought was a 30lb class grouper until we saw the massive yellow glow 40 feet down...the only question left was how big this beast actually was and was it actually bigger than Tommy???:) The first Trophy of the year weighed in at 45.4 lbs putting Tommy in 1st place in the newly created for 2013 Golden Tile Derby. (see details below) During this run Chris Whiteskins of the famous Wreck Fish Mafia landed 3 beautiful Northern Groupers largest going 20.7 lbs which was the largest grouper for the day. John Stella was a fella with the N.G. touch landing 4. Honorable mention goes to Tommy (WFM) Lambert who on his first Tile trip ever added a Norther Grouper to his very long species list with a 14lber. We needed to give Tommy oxygen after landing the fish, but he would continue on and later add his first Golden Tile at 24.14lbs. All the Tiles on the drop were on the large side with a few others in the 30lb class and most 15-25lbs. Most guys had 1 or 2 NG's but we lost countless others due to tackle malfunction combined with tough fishing conditions. After poking around hitting a few Tiles here and there Captain Steven decide to end the day in close to 1000 feet of water searching for jumbo Hake. Rods bent immediately and Hake in the 10lb class were hungry....but so were the Barrelfish!!! They ranged in size from about 10lbs all the way up to 24lbs. The largest going to Marek Paluch who took the largest edible pool. What a way to end the first trip of the year. Overall it wasn't a slammer trip with numbers but it was in quality and species landing Tiles, Norther Groupers, Barrelfish and Hake. We had only about an hour stretch where 2lbs was the lightest weight used, mostly everyone using 3lbs plus under the sea conditions. But the bites were there, the fish were there and for being only March 2nd, we couldn't ask for anything more than that. Tile season has begun!!!!! Captain Steven Sr., Captain Ant and First Mate Hank would like to thank all that gave it hell, you guys gave a great effort and fished hard al day. Click Here For Photos!!!!
And now for the announcement of the 2013 Golden Tile Derby
Rules are simple. The angler who lands the largest Golden Tile of 2013 will win a spot on the 2014 Abyss Trip. The only requirement is that the angler must possess a ticket for any of the Viking 2013 trips which includes the all new Viking Five Star and be on a trip that departs from the Viking dock in Montauk NY. So get on a trip and be automatically entered. We will be sailing another 25 hour trip next week...come out and see if you can beat Tommy's Trophy!!!
Saturday March 2 Local Block Island Cod Capt Carl reports a very long and very slow day on the Viking Superstar. The bite just seemed to be way off today, as we did mark fish and bait in the areas we fished, but couldn't get them chewing. We only ended up with a handful of Cod and very few ling, bergalls, etc. Hopefully tomorrow things pick back up again! Paul Ramirez of City Island, NY took the pool with a 7 pounder Cod and Stevey "Sidewinder" Delara of Pelum Bay took second with a 6 pound Cod.
Friday March 1 Local Block Island Cod Capt Dave reports a slow day aboard the Viking Star. It was just cod today, mostly on the smaller side. Even though it was a tough go today, the weather was beautiful and we did see a couple of whales, which was pretty exciting! Our 1st place pool winner was Lee Wun of Brooklyn, NY with a 10lb cod, and our 2nd place pool winner was Matthew Robano of Manorville, NY with an 8lb cod.
Tuesday Feb 26 Local Block Island Cod Captain Dave reports a mostly slower day of fishing with short bursts of very active fishing.When the Cod were biting it was a good bite but we waited long periods between bites. Most guys ended the day with 4 or 5 fish. We also saw bigger fish today then we have been catching. Vincent Cottone of East Islip was todays pool winner with a 15lb Cod. Vincent was also high hook today with 7 keepers. Click Here to check out the pics
Saturday Feb 23 Great South Bay Charter Captain Steven Sr took the Star out for a charter by the Great South Bay Anglers to fish the local grounds south of the light. It was a tough day fishing with the weather uncooperative but we managed to put a catch together. Ron Pfister of the Patchogue fishing Club took the pool with a 10lb cod and George Fleigner of Rockville Center took 2nd with a 9lber. Teri Coleman and Christine Dassler put a nice catch together totaling 5 Cod, 6 nice ling and 4 jumbo Cunners to 3lbs. While the cod bite was slow, the jumbo cunner bite was ferocious on a few drops and those that used smaller hooks whacked them. Capt. Steven, Capt. Ant, Capt. Dave and Capt. Ken would like to thank club President Howard and the rest of the crew for making the best of a tough weather day and fishing hard through the elements.
Local Block Island Cod Capt Carl reports a decent day cod fishing on the Viking Superstar. The day started off slow, with no night bite or sun up bite, so we checked some places out and found a pick of much nicer size Cod than we've been seeing. Fishing got better and better through the day with quality green cods being gaffed! We also had a nice mess of fat ling in the mix. There were some short cod in the mix, all released, but overall the quality of today's cod fish was great, with quite a few in the 8-12 lb range. Richard Yi of Hicksville, NY took the pool with a 15 pounder. Click HERE to view photos from todays trip. Tomorrow Feb 24th ALL TRIPS CANCELLED- The weather looks good for Monday Feb 25th. We will sail at 3am for the Local Cod trip. Please call for reservations or come on down! The office will open at 2am for ticket sales!
Friday Feb 22 Local Block Island Cod Capt Dave just called in to report that todays trip was a good one! There was lots of action all day with tons of nice cod. We had lots of keepers, with our fair share of throwbacks, but about 7 fish to each angler on average. Along with the cod, there was also a bunch of ling. Overall, it was a fun day of fishing with a good bite! Todays first place pool winner was 7 year old Rich Ramoska of Shirly NY with a 12lb cod! In second was Ernie Rossano of Islip NY with a 9lb cod. Click HERE for photos from todays trip. We will sail tomorrow morning at 3am for the Local Trip only! Make your reservations or just come down! The office will be open at 2am for ticket sales!
Saturday Feb 16 LTD Passenger Cod Capt Steven Sr reports an overall okay day at Block. We had several good flurries, double headers and fish all around the boat, but also had lulls in between. Most people went home with a good amount. The Wreck Fish Mafia totaled for 10 cod and a bunch of ling. Eddie Perry of the Wreck Fish Maffia took the pool with a 14 pounder and Rich Iorio LIRR took 2nd with a 10 pounder. But the real star angler on todays trip was 7 year old Dylan Palmer who by himself totaled 6 keep cod and an easy equal throw backs. Dylan you rocked Block!
Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt. Carl reports a huge improvement cod fishing on the Viking Superstar today! Once again, there was no night bite, but as the sun rose, we started catching a couple cod here and there. We stayed put and kept the chum going and the flurries of cod got better and better! We had quite a few double headers, and there were lots of short cod (that were released) that kept the action pretty good for a while, with plenty of keepers going in the coolers. Later on, we tried another drop and had a bunch of ling and a few more Cod. Chris Viggiano from Seaford, NY was high hook with 18 Cod (keeping only 10). Jen Zheng from Flushing took the pool with a 10 pounder, and 11 year old Peter Bisulca from Sayville, NY had his birthday today AND took second place with a 9 pounder! Thanks everyone for coming out fishing! Click HERE to see photos from todays trip!
Friday Feb 15 Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt Carl reports a tough grind on the cod grounds today. The night bite was non existent today. Once the sun came up, we saw a few smaller cod. We worked a couple different areas today drifting around and had some shots of Cod here and there, but didn't find any big piles of them. It seemed they were scattered everywhere, as we caught some Cod everywhere we went, but not in the numbers we have been seeing. There were just a few ling and bergals in the mix as well. Tommy Lac from Rockaway Beach, NY took the pool with a 12 pounder. Click HERE for photos from todays trip!
Wednesday Feb 13 Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt Carl reports a bit of a grind on the cod grounds today. We anchored up in the dark and immediately the cods started coming over the rails, as well as a couple pollack. As the sun rose, the cods kept coming for a bit, then it died right out. The rest of the day was very picky, with just a few Cod, pollack, ling, and giant bergalls coming here and there. We put in some extra time but never had the afternoon bite materialize. Rick Golden from Bayshore, NY took first place in the pool with a 12 pounder. Dave Keller from Lindenhurst, NY took second with a 10 pounder. Click HERE to view photos from todays trip!
Thursday Feb 7 Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt. Carl reports a GREAT day of codfishing on the Viking Star. As soon as we anchored up, the cods started coming up in the dark and into the daylight! We had a good solid pick of keeper Cod and a bunch of shorts as well keeping the action going. The bite lasted for a couple hours and it was all around the boat. Once it died, we made a move and beat up on some ling for a while, catching a couple hundred, and also had a monkfish! After that, we made another move and made some drifts and it was a great bite drifting, catching on both bait and jigs, with some nicer sized Cod! It was a great day and a lot of fun! JR Helberg of Union, NJ took the pool with a 15.4 pounder. Rich Johnson of Brick, NJ took second with a 14.1 pounder! Once again, the mates Hank and Alex filleted fish all the way back to the dock, and some! Click HERE for photos from todays trip!
Wednesday Feb 6 Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt Carl reports an overall decent day Cod fishing on the Viking Star. We had a couple keepers pop up in the dark, and then had a pick for a little while when the sun came up. We chipped away until it eventually died down to nothing. After a couple slow drops, we landed on a good pile of nice size cod and had a good afternoon bite! We put in extra time and got back to the dock late and it was well worth it! Both mates Steve G. and Justin Beiber once again filleted Cod the whole ride home! Wreck Fish Mafia Cappo Chris Rutherford banged 13 keepers on the last drop, adding to his 4, making him high hook with 17 keepers! Fellow Wreck Fish Mafia member Theo Zmach took first place in the pool with a 19 lb Cod. We are definately sailing tomorrow at 3am. Come on down! ClickHERE to view photos from todays trip!
Tuesday Feb 5 Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt Dave reports it was not too bad of a day aboard the Viking Star today. The day started a little slow in the snow, but we did see some smaller sized fish today. There were a few nice sized ones in the mix - we did have some dogs in the water today - we had cod, lots of ling and a couple nice sea bass. Todays 1st place pool winner was Joe Palma of the Bronx with an 11lb cod.
Sunday Feb 3 Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt Dave reports another okay day aboard the Viking Star today. It was a beautiful day for fishing with a steady pick all day.We had much nicer sized fish - we had cod, some ling, some sea bass, and about 10-15 pollock up to 15lbs. Todays 1st place pool winner was Wai Ming Lau from the Bronx with a 23lb cod, and in 2nd place was Marek Lisowiec with a 19.2lb cod. Click HERE to view photos from todays trip! We will not sail tomorrow, Monday Feb 4th, but the weather looks good for Tuesday and Wednesday this week, so keep an eye on our schedule to make sure we are definitely sailing on those days!
Saturday Feb 2 Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt Dave reports an okay day aboard the Viking Starship. We had cod and a few nice pollock in the mix. It was a slow morning, but as the day went on it showed a decent pick of cod and a handful of ling. Overall, everyone left with fish up to about 17lbs.
LTD Passenger Cod Capt Steven Sr reports an overall decent day aboard the Viking Star. It was picky all day, but those who fished hard were rewarded- like Chris and Tommy of the Wreck Fish Mafia who together had 35 keepers. There was cod everywhere, just not piled up. At the end of the day, everyone had a nice mess of cod, sea bass and ling. Todays 1st place pool winner was Jared Dubrowski with a 12lb cod, and in 2nd was Theo Zmach with an 11lb cod.
Wednesday Jan 30 Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt Carl reports a decent day cod fishing today. Once again, there was no night bite, but as soon as the sun came up the rods started to bend! It didn't take long for George and Mitchell to combine for 21 keepers, and Mavros was quick to put 9 in his box! Everyone got in on the bite, with some doing better than others. Eventually, it slowed down to just a pick, then completely died. We did some bouncing around for the rest of the day, but only found a few cod here and there, as well as some ling and sea bass. Mitch ended up taking the pool with a 14 pounder.Click HERE for photos from todays trip.
Tuesday Jan 29 Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt Carl reports good cod fishing on the Viking Starship today. The pre-dawn bite was non existent, but once the sun came up we saw some great fishing! We had a really good shot of cod cod and more cod for a couple hours, with the back half of the boat really putting a hurting on them. Once the bite died, however, it died! We bounced around for the later part of the morning seeing just a few cod here and there, and a few seabass and ling. Towards the end of the day, we had a quick pop of some really nice size cod, but just a few. We put in a late day effort hoping for an afternoon bite, but, unfortunately, it never really took hold. All in all it was a good day with great weather! Tom Alesi from West Sayville, NY took first place with a 24 pounder and Mark Rafferty from Medford, NY took second with a 21 pounder.Click here for photos from todays trip.
Saturday Jan 26 LTD Passenger Cod Capt Steven Sr reports a good day of fishing aboard the Viking Starship today. We started with no bite in the dark, but once the sun broke we had really good action. It was a slow pick to start but it turned into a good day with good drops. We had some really nicer sized fish today- no dogs- lots of ling, some sea bass still in the mix and all quality green cod. Todays 1st place pool winner was Chris Fave of Merrick with a 24lb cod, and in 2nd place was Demetrios Kladias of Queens with a 21lb cod. It was great fishing so with the good weather coming this week, we are putting out an extra trip this week- Tuesday Jan 29th we will sail for the Local Block Island Cod and Sea Bass trip at 3am. Click HERE to view photos from todays trip.
Block Island Local Cod and Sea Bass Capt Dave reports a good day of fishing aboard the Viking Star today. We saw some nicer sized fish today- cod, sea bass and ling. On average, each angler had about 5 to 6 fish, and some hit their limits. There were a bunch of guys on the boat today who jigged all day and did very well. All in all, it was a pretty good day. Todays 1st place pool winner was Jeff Spath of NY with a 22lb cod, and in second was Bobby Krug of Merrick with a 20lb cod. Click HERE to view photos from todays trip.
Monday Jan 21 Jersey Boys Annual Charter Capt Carl took out the "Jersey Boys" charter on the Viking Superstar today and reports great weather and decent fishing. We started off in the dark and had some cod and ling coming up, but also some doggies. Eventually, the dogs took over so we had to make some moves to get away from them. When the sun came up, we had a slow pick of Cod with some decent flurries, and very minimal dogs. After grinding away for a couple hours, we did some exploring and made one great drift with gaffer Cods coming over the rail. After that, however, the ferocious dogs took over, forcing us to bounce around. Each drift saw cod, ling, sea bass, bergalls, etc, but then more dogs. Finally, the last drop of the day saw some clean Cod and Ling come up and we finished strong! Thanks again to Mike and the Jersey Boys for coming out with an awesome spread of food and good laughs! Click Here for pictures from today's Trip Block Island Local Cod and Sea Bass Captain Dave reports a slow and steady pick on the grounds today. They caught a nice mix of fish and had steady action all day. Everyone had at least five fish with a couple of guys filling their cooler. We also had a nice mess of Sea bass and some Ling. Today's pool was won by Mark Rafferty from Medford (who also with 8 keepers), Mark won the pool with a beauty 25 pounder. Mark also caught five nice Sea Bass. Kwang Cho from the Bronx was second place winner with a 15lb Cod.
Wednesday Jan 16 Block Island Local Cod and Sea Bass Capt Dave reports a good day of fishing today! It was a nice mix with good action all day. There were some dogs out there, but they didn't seem to get in our way. Everyone on board had at least 5 cod, lots of sea bass and plenty of ling. Whoever missed out today, really missed out! Todays pool winner was Eddie Eural of Montauk with a 20lb cod.
Sunday Jan 13 40-60 Mile Wreck Knothead Sea Bass and Cod Captain Steven Sr. reports a tough day on the wrecks. The dogfish moved in quickly and fiercely, we saw more dogfish than we have seen in weeks. The first wreck of the day seemed to produce the best results with a good solid hour of fishing including quiet a few Pollock up to 16lbs, some Red Hake, Silver Hake as well as quality Sea Bass. The rest of the day did not yield the results we had hoped for . The dogfish were ferocious making fishing very tough. Today's pool winners were Clarence Richardson of East Orange NJ won the Cod pool with a 10lb Cod. Charles Donges of Brooklyn NY caught the biggest Sea Bass with a 5.5 pounder.
Block Island Local Cod and Sea Bass Captain Dave reports a much better day of fishing today aboard the Viking Starship. It was a mixed bag today, with loads of cod, although they were on the smaller side. We also had a ton of sea bass, ling, we had 1 tile fish, and we saw some porgies (released unharmed) in the mix. Todays first place pool winner was Bruce Roberts of Rockaway with a 17.9lb cod. Todays second place pool winner was Brian Slodysko of Center Moriches with a 16.2lb cod. Special mentions go to the Price Family who brought their Dad for the Annual Christmas Trip and they had a total of 6 cod up to 10lbs. Also a special mention to Steve Eweit and Anthony Orlando who together had a total of 17 cod. CLICK HERE for photos from todays trip.
Saturday Jan 12 40-60 Mile Wreck Knothead Sea Bass and Cod Capt Steven Sr reports a fair day of fishing despite the tough condtions with an east wind. Each wreck we fished was a mix; cod, sea bass, some ling in the mix as well as some silver hake and a few pollock. On the first drop there was a good bite for about 10 minutes and it was like that at each wreck. It was at the last wreck that we had a really good show of cod and sea bass. Todays 1st place pool winner was Brian Saul of Richmond Hill, NY with a 16lb cod, and in second place was Fred Schneider of Huntington, NY with a 5.3lb sea bass. Special mention goes out to 9 year old angler Stevie Moeck- he fished all day and caught his share of cod and sea bass. CLICK HERE for photos from todays trip.
Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt Dave reports an okay day of fishing today. It was a slow start with the nasty weather, we had to anchor up, but the morning bite was good. Despite some dogs around, we had sea bass, cod, silver hake and ling, all nice sized fish. Todays pool winner was Chris Kanshe of Massapequa with a 16lb cod, and for the edible pool went to Ronald Germain of Brentwood with an 8lb silver hake. CLICK HERE to see some photos of todays trip.
Friday Jan 11 Block Island Cod and Sea Bass Capt Dave reports a fair day of fishing today aboard the Viking Starship. It was an okay going, we had a decent catch of cod- about 150 fish- and of sea bass- about 100 fish- a couple weakfish in the mix along with some ling. All in all, it was a good day with some nice catch. Today's first place pool winner was Thom Casquarelli of Montauk with a 25lb cod, and second place went to Anthony Iuni of Whitestone, NY with an 18lb cod. CLICK HERE for photos from todays trip!
Wednesday Jan 9 30-40 Mile Wreck/ Knothead Sea Bass and Cod Capt Steven Sr reports a very good day of fishing aboard the Viking Starship. We had lots of sea bass, a handfull of cod, some red hake, silver hake and tons of big silver eels. The conditions were a little tough today, with the wind against the tide, but we drifted the wrecks and all in all it was a good day of fishing. The boat limited out and we are looking forward to the weekend. Todays 1st place winner was Cody Haas of Jamesport 5lb Sea Bass and our second place winner was Joe Leogrande of Brooklyn with an 11lb cod.
Sunday Jan 6 Local Cod and Sea Bass Capt. Dave reports a decent day of fishing on the Viking Starship , he put in some extra overtime on todays trip for the big crowd and it paid off! The extra time topped everyone off and there's lots of smiles to go around! They had an excellent catch of sea bass and a decent catch of cod. Most people caught their limit of Sea Bass and had a decent catch of Cod. The Wreck Fishing Mafia Cappos, Chris and Tommy deserve an honorable mention with Chris landing a 20lb Cod and Tom landing a 5.5lb Sea Bass. Derek Dacuk of Montauk of Montauk was the pool winner with a 25lb Cod. All in all they ended the day with a limit of Sea Bass and around 50 Cod.
Thursday Jan 3 30-40 Mile Wreck/ Knothead Sea Bass Cod Capt Steven Sr reports a great day aboard the Viking Starship. The boat just returned and they had an absolutely positively slammer day!! We had sea bass and cod from the minute we started, until the minute we went home! We had a lot of big knothead sea bass, a lot of good sized cod, some blues and a ton of red hake. Despite the cold and for a sold out boat, we had a full boats limit on sea bass! It was just an absolutely great day of fishing! Today's 1st place pool winner was Tom Freck of Moriches, NY with a 6.8lb sea bass, and the 2nd place winner was Bill Shuster of Southampton, NY with a 12lb cod. Click here or visit our facebook page to view pictures from todays trip!