Thanks for the information Guys. I'm going to be keeping this to a low-cost adventure as I'm hoping to go out with a guide on Montauk near the end of October and have only so much in the way of funds (tragic, but true). Out of curiosity, is there anything north of the city that's good? BTW, suggestions on fishing Castle Island are duly noted. I'll have to look at a tide chart for the area.
Hawkeye - I'll have evenings and early mornings open; between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. I'm at the trade show.