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Fished on the 3 am trip out of Montauk on Saturday.
It was a slow pick of cod. I ended up catching a couple keepers on bait.
Tried jigging with no luck.
I think all fish were caught on bait.
The boat worked hard to put us on fish.
Nice to get out cod fishing.
 

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Am looking for tips. I am going on the Voyager out of Point Pleasant Feb 12th on a Montauk cod trip. Never steamed from Point Pleasant to Montauk. It should be an interesting trip.

Any magic bait up there - herring, mackerel, ? what other fish besides cod? - ling, sb, porgies, doggiies, pout, eels, etc.
How deep water? How should I pack my bag - weight of sinker, jig and teaser type, etc.

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You must have had fun . :D

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Thanks for the report Joe.Im heading up there soon.

Philjam,the magic bait is fresh jersey clams.The Voyager will probly provide them.10-16 oz lead.130ish' if they fish Block Island.8-16 oz hammered diamonds,Lav jigs,etc(call Kil)with a teaser 18" up.Google "cod bible" for what type of rigs.Ya want curly tail grubs,squids,gulp in a variety of colors even on youre bait rigs.Again google "cod bible".Lots of good info in it(Noreast)Of course youre gonna see some doggies.
 

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  1. Bring a pretty stout rod. I use a reel with at least 50 pound braid.
  2. For bait fresh surf clams are hard to beat.
  3. Tie cod rigs by havin the sinker on the bottom (anywhere from 10 OZ to 20 OZ of lead may be required) and then two dropper loops. Use 6/0 or 7/0 Octi hooks. The 1st dropper should be about a foot above the sinker and the next dropper about 18 inches above the first dropper.
  4. Put teasers on the hooks. Jelly worms, grubs and sand eel imitations work great. Bring an assortment of colors. I like pink and white but the hot color can change from day to day.
  5. If you have any bait attractant you can soak your teasers in it before hand.
  6. 8 OZ to 12 OZ diamond jigs (with a grub teaser) can work quite well.
  7. Cod is the major fish to catch. You can also catch conger eels and ling. If you are tking the voyager you may catch some pollack on the mudhole wrecks.
  8. Bring a big cooler (I bring a 100 quart cooler with ice). I bleed my cod immediately and then throw them in the cooler.
  9. Most importantly, if other guys are catching and you are not see what they are doing.
Good luck.

I will be going out on the Rosie on Thursday.

Peter
 

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Am looking for tips. I am going on the Voyager out of Point Pleasant Feb 12th on a Montauk cod trip. Never steamed from Point Pleasant to Montauk. It should be an interesting trip.



Any magic bait up there - herring, mackerel, ? what other fish besides cod? - ling, sb, porgies, doggiies, pout, eels, etc.
How deep water? How should I pack my bag - weight of sinker, jig and teaser type, etc.

I NEED TO KNOW

You must have had fun . :D

Philjam
Good info on the above mentioned.
I started using 20 oz. Top and bottom 6/0-7/0 Gamu. with pink grub on top and pearl white style shad on bottom. Landed one on the bottom shad with clam bait. About 120-150'. The full moon tide was ripping. I was fishing port stern. I then dropped down to 10 oz. after talking to the NY record holder (85lb Cod) Fred Shay Jr.
Dropped down and kept feeding line whenever got off the bottom.
Landed some fish this way. A guy fishing the bow fished with just bait (no grubs or teasers) and caught a few.
There were dogs and pouts caught.
We were fishing bottom (not wrecks) from what I understood talking to the mates.
I saw the capt. "squidding" with no luck.

1st time in Montauk. Beautiful place. Stayed the night after at a place around the corner from the boat. Had an awesome breakfast buffet next to the hotel.
My brother and I had a great time.





Thanks for the report Joe.Im heading up there soon.

Philjam,the magic bait is fresh jersey clams.The Voyager will probly provide them.10-16 oz lead.130ish' if they fish Block Island.8-16 oz hammered diamonds,Lav jigs,etc(call Kil)with a teaser 18" up.Google "cod bible" for what type of rigs.Ya want curly tail grubs,squids,gulp in a variety of colors even on youre bait rigs.Again google "cod bible".Lots of good info in it(Noreast)Of course youre gonna see some doggies.
Mike,
They had fresh surf clams. A lot of them. They didn't look any different from what we use up here.




  1. Bring a pretty stout rod. I use a reel with at least 50 pound braid.
  2. For bait fresh surf clams are hard to beat.
  3. Tie cod rigs by havin the sinker on the bottom (anywhere from 10 OZ to 20 OZ of lead may be required) and then two dropper loops. Use 6/0 or 7/0 Octi hooks. The 1st dropper should be about a foot above the sinker and the next dropper about 18 inches above the first dropper.
  4. Put teasers on the hooks. Jelly worms, grubs and sand eel imitations work great. Bring an assortment of colors. I like pink and white but the hot color can change from day to day.
  5. If you have any bait attractant you can soak your teasers in it before hand.
  6. 8 OZ to 12 OZ diamond jigs (with a grub teaser) can work quite well.
  7. Cod is the major fish to catch. You can also catch conger eels and ling. If you are tking the voyager you may catch some pollack on the mudhole wrecks.
  8. Bring a big cooler (I bring a 100 quart cooler with ice). I bleed my cod immediately and then throw them in the cooler.
  9. Most importantly, if other guys are catching and you are not see what they are doing.
Good luck.

I will be going out on the Rosie on Thursday.

Peter
Good info Peter. Good luck on the Rosie.
 

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Some great info here on cod fishing

what type of reels is best?

Has anyone used a boat called Celtic Fishing, they are going out
of Montauk, saw some reports which looked promising?

Thanks
Kevin
 
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