Is Lake Montauk a “holdover” habitat for striped bass, an otherwise migratory species? The question was explored at a meeting of the East Hampton Town Trustees in July, and on Monday the trustees agreed to consider a donation toward the estimated $225,000 cost of a two-year study. While Lake Montauk is not under trustee jurisdiction, said Jim Grimes, “our interest in fisheries very much is.”
Tim O’Rourke, a Montauk fisherman who had appeared in person at the trustees’ July 12 session, joined Andy J. Danylchuk, a professor of fish conservation at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, virtually on Monday to propose an examination of striped bass in Lake Montauk.
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