The Loneliness of Montauk Surfcasting - 27 East

The Loneliness of Montauk Surfcasting

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The fluke season went out with a bang for Gary Lavery and Capt. John Capuano of the Shinnecock Star party boat. Lavery decked this 14-pound doormat in just 8 feet of water in Shinnecock Bay last week. No Gulp! No fancy bucktail or complicated rig. Just a spearing and a piece of fluke belly on a hook.

The fluke season went out with a bang for Gary Lavery and Capt. John Capuano of the Shinnecock Star party boat. Lavery decked this 14-pound doormat in just 8 feet of water in Shinnecock Bay last week. No Gulp! No fancy bucktail or complicated rig. Just a spearing and a piece of fluke belly on a hook.

The Lavery family got a nice treat last week to wind down the 2022 fluke season aboard the Shinnecock Star when this 14 pounder climbed on to Gary Lavery's rig in just eight feet of water in Shinnecock Bay.

The Lavery family got a nice treat last week to wind down the 2022 fluke season aboard the Shinnecock Star when this 14 pounder climbed on to Gary Lavery's rig in just eight feet of water in Shinnecock Bay.

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In the Field

  • Publication: East Hampton Press
  • Published on: Oct 5, 2022
  • Columnist: Michael Wright
I was out in Montauk last week doing a story about the “pillbox” being lifted out of Turtle Cove so that it can eventually be put back together, right side... more

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