|9/2 Update - Fluking BOUNCES BACK Bigtime!|
|Written by Capt.Allen|
|Sunday, 02 September 2012 12:54|
Last Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we were blown out due to wind & weather so Kenny and I caught up on some maintenance on the boat.
We were able to run Thursday and Friday's trips, and were shocked to see how fluke fishing bounced back following the easterly then southerly blows we experienced over the weekend and early in the week.
Thurs 8/30: Our last weekday FTYP of the summer had Larry, Fred, Bill H, Tom, Frasco and Bob on to chase down some flatties. My plan was to hit some wrecks to our east - on the way out the NW was honking a bit so I decided to try a lump a few miles outside. Within 45 seconds of stopping the boats and getting the lines in, Fred had a nice 21" fish in the net and that set the tone for the day. We worked this area for the next few hours, getting the crew their limit of 30 fluke to around 7#. We agreed once we hit the 30 mark we'd go looking for some bigger fish, and did that at 10:30. Ran offshore, and fished 4 wrecks - 3 of which had fluke on them. The first one was just shorts, but the second was LOADED with fluke - a lot of nice quality fish topped by Larry's 7#er. The third was OK with a couple keepers, the fourth had no life.
At the end of the day, we boated 50 keeper fluke keeping the boat limit of 40 fish to 7# as well as 3 seabass. Great day!!!!!!!! (Pics are in the gallery)
Friday 8/31: Jack Reese charter. Fished generally the same areas as thursday, but found a little slower action, but it was still OK. More shorts on this trip, but we still had around 15 keepers to 4# with a few nice seabass in the mix. (Pics are in the gallery)