Joe, The Fisherman
During the last 43 years that Capt. Dave has been a charter boat captain (he was a captain at 21), he has earned some loyal customers.
One of those customers was Joe Kulko, who started fishing with Dave on the Hooker in 1979. Joe would often request fishing the canyon -- about 70 miles offshore where the depth drops to about 2000 ft., a perfect environment for some big "trophy" fish.
Joe had caught his share of big fish with Dave, but in 1981 Joe was really rewarded for his loyalty and determination. He landed a 940-lb. blue marlin with Dave at the helm. But that's not the end of this fishing story. In 1983 Joe did it again -- a 920-lb. marlin. Same boat, same captain, same determination.
Joe was still booking Dave for his annual fishing trip -- 40 years after that first adventure. His last trip was on the ADAH-K.
ADAH-K's Lucky First Day
The ADAH-K's very first day off Montauk, was a good day. Karl Washwick had chartered Dave's boat to go for some stripers off Shagwong Point. Before the day was over, Karl had caught a monster of a striped bass -- 56.2 lbs. This was a good omen for Capt. Dave and his 48-ft. renovated Rybovich.
Montauk Sportfishing on the ADAH-K
Montauk Fishing with Capt. Dave Kohlus
To contact Dave for info:
631-668-5096 or 631-697-6315
The Hooker, a 40-ft Whitaker
The ADAH-K, a 48-ft Rybovich
The ADAH-K being refurbished
Local Guys have a great day on the ADAH-K
"Montauk - A few local guys had a great day of fishing off of Montauk Point last week, hauling in eight striped bass, three of which were over 40 lbs.
Jason Carey, a builder from Sag Harbor, along with fellow builder Paul Bennett of East Moriches were invited for a day of fishing by Jeff Nobers, from Pennsylvania, and Chris White, of East Hampton, both representatives of the building supplies chain 84 Lumber.
They arrived on the docks in Montauk at 5:30 a.m. on July 16, ready to land a big one, and jumped aboard Captain Dave Kohlus' ADAH-K, a 48-foot luxury sport fishing boat (outfitted with two bathrooms and a flat screen TV).
Capt. Dave Kohlus and first mate Frank DeLaura took their passengers from the Montauk Marine Basin just off the tip of Montauk Point near the Lighthouse, where the fish were certainly biting. Early on, Carey hauled in a 40-pounder. "I was stoked thinking it would be the biggest," he stated, "But oh, was I wrong." Carey went on to catch a 42 lb. striper next ("My arm nearly fell
off"), before Nobers pulled in the catch of the day, a 45-inch, 45-lbs. striped bass. "The rest were all big," according to Carey, likely in the 30-lbs. range, though only the largest three were weighed."
The Montauk Pioneer, June 20, 2008
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The East Hampton Star, June 2008
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