Solid codfishing today. Silly action during the night with tons of shorts with a nice mix of keepers. Here is a report from FishermanGeorge that was psoted on noreast.com:
Good Afternoon Fellow Noreasters: Went Codfishing on the Celtic Quest out of Montauk with Capt.Chris LaMastro of the Michael J, Hank, & Kelly with Capt.Paul Risi running the boat today for Capt.Desi Sullivan. The Weatherman said Cloudy Skies today with a High Temperature of 39 Degrees. The Marine Forecast called for East Winds at 5-10 Knots, Seas of 1 Foot or Less, & we were fishing on the New Moon Tide. We left my home at 7:30 P.M. & ended up arriving at Montauk by 9:40 P.M. Of course it was Mandatory to make a stop at the 711 for Coffee.
The Celtic Quest departed at 11:00 P.M. Sharp headed for the Codfishing Grounds, getting there at about 1:40 A.M. On our very 1st Drop we fished for approximately 3 1/2 Hours Drifting. Although there happened to be quite a few short Codfish with Keepers in between, the bite in the dark was solid, with alot of action from Bow to Stern. Rods were bending all over, but the boat was well prepared having 4 Mates to work the deck. Either Chris, Hank, Kelly, or yours truly, always had a fish on. It was absolutely great getting back with the guys again, especially Kelly, who I haven't seen for many months. Even after the bite slowed down, there were some great flurries of action on the 2nd Drop that Capt.Paul made. All 4 of us easily limited out, & there were plenty of fillets to go around.
I'd like to thank Capt.Paul Risi for putting us on the fish today. Also special thanks to Mates Chris, JP,Jarod & Tom for helping me get on & off the boat. Many thanks to Chris for driving, getting us there & back safely, & Chris, Hank, & Kelly for their help in carrying my stuff. Hoping to see all of you out there while the Codfish Bite is Red Hot. Until Then, Please Keep Safe Out There, Catch Them Fish, & GOD BLESS…..