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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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7/5-7/7 Update -- Fluke & Bottom Fish!
Written by Capt.Allen   
Monday, 08 July 2013 06:09

In summary before you read the reports -- fluke fishing is TOUGH right now, while bottom fishing is still very good.  Lots of ling, still some seabass with the cold water from the hard south, and cod are in the mix as well as out of season winter flounder and blackfish.  Also heard of some whiting around too!

Sun 7/7:  Capt Kenny and Jimmy had a full crew of 6 for an open FTYP trip today with Larry, Doc, Dave, Steve, John T, and John O.  Ran north, and fished the stretch between Asbury and Monmouth beach all day long. Fishing generally was very slow, as there was simply a lack of bites and very few fish coming up on the bucktails.

For the day they boated around 30 fluke, of which 8 were keepers to 21" and 1 keeper seabass. Doc and Larry led the way with 3 keepers each.  Needless to say a very tough day fishing dirty water with generally crappy conditions. Back at it Tuesday!

FYI - the pic below of Larry and Jimmy is the end result of an "epic", "five-star" prank they played on me that tripled my blood pressure at a few points today. Thanks a lot guys! My wife got a kick out of it, as did you LOL

Sat 7/6:  Had Les Gray and the Fish On! club on again from MD. Initially the plan was to fluke fish but with our so-so results from Friday we gave the guys the option to switch the trip to a bottom fishing trip and they obliged.

Started off on a small spot 8 miles E of our inlet in 80' and had a slow but steady pick of nice seabass and a few ling. Couldn't anchor on it so we power drifted and picked away. We also caught a couple of tinker mackerel on the beaded hooks - first time I've seen tinkers inshore in awhile.
Once that dried up we hit two more wrecks a little bit north still in the 75-85' range and had just a few seabass and ling, so we shot offshore to fish some pieces in 100-125'.

First drop we had a few nice seabass and ling, then we settled in and had a real nice shot of codfish with a dozen coming up real quick, but only 2 made it to the box (both were 22"). Loads of pout on this spot. Bounced around out in the deep, found loads of bergalls, the occasional keeper seabass and ling, but couldn't really get it going.

We then hit a wreck a little north of where we were on the inside of the hole in 125' and we found the motherlode of ling with a few seabass mixed in. Several double headers, lots of nice 2-4# ling came up. We also had 2 jumbo winter flounder (both released!) and one 4# blackfish (also released) come up along with one huge sea raven and more banana cod.

When the guys had enough with the ling, we tried for more seabass on the way in and hit a couple of wrecks around 65' but couldn't buy a bite on them.  Finished with well over 100 ling, maybe ~120 or so in the box, a couple dozen seabass, and the 2 keeper cod. Real nice day, the guys went home with loads of meat. Back to fluking tomorrow - hope it bounces back!

Fri 7/5:  Very quick report since it's a day late.  Got off to a great start with Barry's nice 6# fish (on the digital), but we had a slow pick throughout the rest of the day catching some shorts n keepers.

Also had a few seabass and ling.

Very tough day for us!

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