For years I have heard stories of the ‘rock fishermen’ of Montauk Bay New York.
Those crazed maniacs of the wave-crashed shoreline off the tip of Long Island, who seemingly have grown gecko pads on their feet. Standing ground and dodging huge breakers, as they struggle to cast huge plugs and hair jigs … or a multitude of live-bait get-ups … for huge striped bass and other assorted marine fish of note.
Then a few months back I met, on Facebook, Ken Baldwin, who is the producer/star of the Xtreme Fishing TV Show, ‘Season On The Edge‘. While reading Ken’s posts, chatting with him and paging through his photos, I found his TV-show website and a few full-length episodes of the show on the Season On The Edge YouTube… then I found HIS Vimeo Channel! Motherload!!
There I found the piece he did on Montauk! Well, you are IN for a hair-raising, adrenaline jumpin’, heart-disablin’ … fishing and conversation fun-time. Tough. Rough. Hard playin’. Hard-fightin’, fishermen … who face the big monster waters of, ‘the point’. Even if the fishing is slow for some, the camaraderie is what we all go for … and these boys know how to party.
This is NOT bank fishing. Not stream fishing. This is life threatening just thinking about it … let alone doing it. But .. there is an addiction in the adrenaline rush. Despite the sharks…
Inspired by this group of intrepid good-natured nuts, I have produced the eLITHOGRAPH titled, Montauk Rocks, 14.2″ x 14.2″, watercolor. May it give you a sensual feeling of the ‘on-the-rocks, dance with the waves’ .. Montauk Style.
After watching Ken’s piece on Montauk, I have decided he will now be known as… Ken ‘Gottem-Gottem’ Baldwin.
Enjoy. I sure did!