Blitz Season at The End

Blitz Season at The End

Slamming surface action for striped bass, bluefish and more.

  • By: Paul G. Quinnett
  • and Pat Ford
  • Photography by: Pat Ford

Montauk Point is the guiding light for East Coast saltwater flyfishers each September and October. Steady streams of migratory fish visit the point each autumn.

Intercepting voracious schools of migratory fish is a fast and furious, unforgettable, angling technique for striped bass, the toothy bluefish and a nice false albacore.

Go-to patterns include small baitfish flies that imitate bay anchovies or “rain bait,” the predominant predator food in autumn.

Pat Ford is a well-traveled photographer and writer who lives in South Florida. He is the author of The Best Fly-Fishing Trips Money Can Buy.