|8/23 Update - Flukin' Still Good & Bluefish, Albacore, and Mahi!|
|Written by Capt.Allen|
|Thursday, 23 August 2012 16:34|
Got a lot of catching up to do with reports from the last 6 days. We've been busy and it's been hard to keep up! **ALL PICS ARE IN THE GALLERY** Reports are below:
8/23: Had Andy's charter on today for a bluefish-albacore trip. Broke the inlet nice n early as the sun was coming up and ran out to our east to where the fleet has been fishing and were one of the first boats on the scence. Got the hook in, had a nice little southerly current so we were able to get set up quickly on an otherwise flat-calm ocean and got the chum and chunks in the water. We got the rods in, and 45 seconds later, we had 3 alligator sized bluefish on and it was that way the next half hour or so.
8/22: Ran out east in the dark 35 or do miles to a wreck found some bait n chicks and set up on the drift w 2 sharking sticks while chunking n jigging. Zero life.
8/21: FTYP trip today. Ran south again to the snags we've been fishing, and CRUSHED them although we had just a pick at times. Easily boated 100+ fluke, wound up boxing up a boat limit of 35 keepers to just under 7# taken by Fred who also had 12 keepers himself. Great day!!!!!!!!!!
8/20: Had Bob n Charlie's crew on for their yearly charter. Decided to fluke fish since its been so good. Well, the N current and the light N breeze made for a real fast drift and we only caught a few fluke and 1 bluefish. Very slow day for us!
8/18: Larry, Fred, Brian, Kenny and I fished the FSOS fluke tournament. Ran out in the dark and started fishing in the dark. Hard NNE breeze started quickly kicking in and seas grew to 4-6' - had to power drift to put a catch together. Had between 14-16 keepers only keeping 13 of the biggest ones as we had a few right @ 17.5" as we were looking for a slob. Our best fish was Larry's whose was 5.2# - we finished in the top 10 but not good enough!