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5/19 Weekend Wrap-Up
Written by Capt.Allen   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 04:41

Weekend Wrap-up:

Had "Flukemaster" Larry on with his crew for his traditional fluke season opener trip. With good conditions today we decided to make the long run up the beach and fish around Sandy Hook on some real good early season spots that have produced over the years.

First drop was inside Sandy Hook Bay, and we had some life with shorts and one quick keeper by Larry, followed by some jumbo birds.

We then made some more moves right around the same area, then down the beach a bit where we had more life fishing in real tight (8-10' of water) and picked a few more shorts and another keeper by Tommy.

By noon time fishing stayed the same - VERY SLOW - so we decided to run back down the beach and finish up livelining/chunking for bass.

Got bait fairly easily, and at first we went up on the hook to chunk, but that was unproductive so we went up on the drift and went about 3-6 with the live bunker with the biggest bass being Tommy's 18#er. We also had a couple of monster bluefish on the bunker.

While livelining, Larry kept bucktailing and nailed a beautiful 4# fish in the rough stuff.

Overall it was a slow day, but the crew was awesome as usual. We boated ~12 fluke with 3 being keepers, as well as the bass and bluefish.

SUNDAY was a blow-out, rescheduling w/ the guys on the OB trip.

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Monday/Thursday Bass (Or Lack Thereof) Reports 5/13-5/17
Written by Capt.Allen   
Friday, 17 May 2013 16:20

Monday/Thursday Reports (5/13 & 5/16)

Capt Kenny was at the helm for two trips this week on Monday and Thursday. 

Monday they got one fish early on the troll up north, then made a move down south and didn't have another bite. 

Thursday, they ran from our inlet up to north of the rocks, then back south of our inlet, and only got one skinned bunker and not even a fish in the boat :(

Tough fishing this week, hoping this coming week is better.  The water temps went from 60ish to the low 50's, and the bass are starting to spawn, so those two issues could be contributing to the poor fishing. 

Saturday we'll be fluking!

 

 
Sunday 5/5 Bass Report
Written by Capt.Allen   
Monday, 06 May 2013 05:19

We had a full crew for an open boat trip today consisting of Dave, Ryan, John, Bill H, Scott, Steve - a small "mechanical" issue on Reel Class made us relocate to another boat, so we had the pleasure of teaming up with my long time neighbor at Clark's Capt Dan McGivney on his 38' Henriques Megan Beth so that we could get the trip in.

We were greeted early by a stiff NE breeze, making seas generally lumpy, sloppy, and confused as we worked our way north. Once we got up in the Deal-Monmouth Beach stretch we started marking some fish on the machine, and the guys started working the big kroc spoons, stingo's and hammered 67's. We had 2 good cracks at the fish when they were really stacked up, but only hooked a few - drift was wicked fast!

We then wound up putting the wire out and started pulling shad rigs behind the boat, and we picked and plucked away for the rest of the morning. We went 8-10 on the troll with bass, all nice healthy fish in the 32-38" range with the biggest fish pushing 22# and close to 40". We also had 2 small bluefish on the rigs.

Another pass with the trolling gear late in the day just N of our inlet came up empty - but we put in a long day and got the guys on the meat.

We wound up with 9 bass in the box, all nice fish, and the 2 bluefish. Great crew onboard as well, and it was good finally seeing some of my regulars after a LONG/extended winter since Sandy and this crazy spring. And, it was great teaming up with Dan to put these guys on some fish - thanks again!!!

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