Montauk State Park

Montauk State Park fishing report, May 22

Posted by Darrell Bentley on May 22nd, 2012
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Fishing at Montauk was good this morning with a great trico hatch. Size 20-26 females were working fair, but for the last couple of days the egg patterns have been the bait of choice for catching fish. The John Deer jig drifted under a indicator has been taking some fish also. I fished a #18 black Caddis dry and caught two fish on it. The crackle back fished as a dry was not working very well but stripping it back just under the film was taking light hits. I expect the patterns to change this week with the heat wave that is headed our way.

I have had a few anglers say that they have caught fish on a black foam beetle #18. If I was going to try this pattern I would set a #18 Zebra Midge about 18″ below the beetle. The fishing in the Blue Ribbon area this week has been very slow. There also the egg patterns have been the bait of choice. The area below Parkers Ford is not a good choice of river just now. This is because of the low water conditions right now. The flat water is just not holding fish and it’s a pretty good hike between holes that are holding fish. This up coming week end is going to have canoes, tubes, & what ever a person can ride on going down this area of the river. But by no means the fishing at Montauk inside the park will be slow. Enjoy the week end!

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