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7/30 Update -- Flukin'
Written by Capt.Allen   
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 05:55

We've had mixed results the last few trips.  A hard NE blow kept us in the river Thursday and Friday last week, but we were finally able to get back to the ocean after 5 days on Saturday for the PP Elks tourney, and also on Monday for a FTYP trip.

In sum, here's what's going on:

Thurs/Fri river trips both fished around morning high tides, were much slower than earlier in terms of keepers, but shorts are literally paving our river.  Shorts meaning real shorts, from 6"-14" all over the place.  Each trip we managed 2 keepers, but that was it out of ~75 fish trip (both trips were half-days).

Saturday for the PP Elks Capt Kenny had the boat with Larry, Brian, Ryan, Fred, and Tommy -- they were looking for that one big fish and fished their tails off all day.  Capt Kenny basically fished 4 spots all day, only 2 of which produced fluke.  The guys were able to grind out their 5 man limit of 25, but the best fish they took was a 6.1#er by Fred late in the day. 

Monday's FTYP trip was all about conditions.  Morning saw no drift, and just a few bites, so we made a move and had a couple of very good drifts, followed by a dramatic lull.  We poked around a few spots we haven't fished in some time and found little life, so we shot back to where we had them and finished with a slow pick of mostly quality keepers in the 20-23" range.  Also had seabass in the mix, some real nice ones.  Wound up with a total of 21 fish in the box for Monday's trip - biggest fluke was 4#.  Bill, Jim, John, and Mike each had 4 -- no limits today. 

 
7/23 Update - GOOD FLUKING!
Written by Capt.Allen   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 17:23

The last few trips, Sunday-Tuesday have yielded excellent catches of fluke.  We had 18 keepers sunday, a limit Monday, and a 6 man crew limit Tuesday!!  Doc Sokol is our new seasonal leader for big fluke, and we have a couple other new "entries" into the top 5, check it out!!

Open boat trips next week, chartered the rest of this week!!!

Come on down!!

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Friday 7/12 Update
Written by Capt.Allen   
Friday, 12 July 2013 08:49

We've had a semi-busy week this week, but weather has forced us to cancel the last 2 trips.  Here's the summary:

Tuesday 7/9:  Ran a FTYP trip today with Larry, Fred, Tommy, Brian, Les and Gabe. Ran out to the northeast to some hard bottom and had some life early - shorts, a couple of keepers, some ling, and a whiting!  Once that dried up we bounced around the rough stuff, only picking one or two here or there with a couple of seabass and ling mixed in, but no great shakes.

So we made a move to the east to a hill and finally found some decent life. 3-5 keepers per drift, with shorts mixed in was what we had for the next 2 hours. We picked away, and put a real nice catch together. A good amount of fish were in the 3-5 # range, with very few "measurable" keepers, most were NMR's!

Once that dried up, we Finished up inshore on another lump, had a couple more, but the south wind made the drift a tad too fast.

When all was said and done we had 28 fluke in the box to 5.2 # (taken by Brian), 6 ling, 3 seabass and 1 whiting. Larry and Fred both had their limits, and Tommy led the way with 9 topped by a 5# fish. Real nice day for Tom! The other guys all did a nice job as well, as Brian had 4 just missing his limit. 

Wednesday 7/10:  Ran another FTYP marathon trip today.  Much harder S wind then yesterday and the fishing really took a hit -- we basically had a 1-2 knot drift all day long, which certainly affected the fishing.  Nevertheless, we Ran back to where we had them on Tuesday, but only had some shorts and a couple of keepers, one of which was an 8#er by Capt Kenny.  Otherwise, we had shorts, skates, sea robins, and a couple of spotted hake.  Ran all over thereafter, trying to find some life, wound up down south, but everything was OFF.  Called it a day around 2 to beat the storms.

Thursday 7/11:  We had our ling trip today, but unfortunately, the weatherman completely blew the forecast as we had a HARD SW wind and rain most of the day.  If we were fluke fishing in on the beach, we would've been OK, but to make a 20 mile run offshore and get beat up out there it just wasn't worth it.  We are rescheduling the trip for Friday 7/26!

Friday 7/12:  Cancelled today's FTYP trip... NE winds 15-20 all day! Arggghhhh!!!

 

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