Sport Fishing in Montauk, Long Island, New York is legendary. It was here in the early 1950s that Captain Frank Mundus caught the fearsome white shark that had been terrorizing local waters. Novelist Peter Benchley, who lived nearby, turned the tale into the novel â€œJawsâ€. Later a fledgling director by the name of Spielberg turned the book into a movie, which begat two sequels and well, have you seen them?
Sharks aside, some of the best sport fishing in the Northeast may be had in the waters off Montauk, Long Island. Just off Montauk Point the waters are both warm and cool by turns attracting deep sea giants and shallows-dwelling schools. Montauk, Long Island is truly a sport fishermanâ€™s paradise. Yard-long stripers are the norm; fishing charters troll the waters for blue fish, tuna, fluke, flounder, porgies, bonito, weakfish and more. Open and closed boat fishing charters
leave port daily.
Prefer your catch cooked? Montauk has several famous, yet casual dining options for seafood lovers. We recommend one of the five restaurants at the famous Gosmanâ€™s Dock
, although all in this area offer superbly prepared fresh fish and, ocean breezes and scenic views.