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Saturday 8/4 Fluke Slamfest Limits +++!!
Written by Capt.Allen   
Sunday, 05 August 2012 05:59
Fished the JCSA fluke tournament today w/ a 4 man crew. Decided to run up the beach to some snags and rough stuff that we haven't fished in around a month.

Left the dock @ 545 - First piece we hit we picked a few keepers and shorts, but it wasn't really that good so we moved on. Next piece was more life, more shorts and more keepers. Pounded that area hard for over an hour picking keepers w/ some nice 3-5# cookie cutters mixed in, hoping to find that "one" fish there. Didn't happen.

Ran off to a deeper snag, more of the same: Keepers n shorts, w/ some cookie cutters thrown in topped by a couple of bigger fish just shy of 5#. Still couldn't find that one.

Ran off even further to a high spot/snag and was by ourselves - got a real nice pick going topping off our limit by 10:15AM - we then started culling. Just after that, I had a real WEIRD bite and the fish burst up to the top - it was a nice thesher 100-150# or so that hit the bucktail and made 2 crazy jumps right behind the boat, the crazy beast pealed line like there was no tomorrow, then I gained a little, then another jump got the leader wrapped on the tail and popped off. Great little battle and nice surprise, but we didn't get the fish.

Back to flukin', more of the same, nice fish culling out smaller ones but just couldn't find that one. By 12:30 the south wind and S current together made for a real fast drift in the deep, so we bounced around inshore picking a few more would-be keepers but again couldn't find a big fish.

Called it a day around 330. We wound up with 36 keeper fluke to 4 3/4#, only keeping our legal limit. We also had about 6 keeper seabass. Fred was high hook with 12 keepers, and Brian had the 2 top fish both around 4 3/4#. Out of the fish we kept, about half were in that "cookie cutter" range. It was a great day of fluking - just couldn't find that one fish that would've put us in the $$$. Thems are the breaks!!
 
8/2 Report - Seabass Fishing is EXCELLENT + Triggerfish
Written by Capt.Allen   
Thursday, 02 August 2012 15:58
Had Kim H and her husband Dan charter the boat today for their daughter Jamie's 25th birthday along w/ her boyfriend Carl. Plan was to seabass fish to get some fish for the freezer.

Fished down to our south and various snags and rockpiles - some pieces held loads of seabass while others were picked over. First couple of drops were OK, we picked some keepers n shorts + 1 big triggerfish, but then made a move a little to the east and got a real good bite going with a 50/50 mix of keepers and shorts and more triggerfish.

Once that dried up, we headed back inshore and fished a high rockpile and had some bigger bass plus three more big triggerfish. Once that one dried up, we worked our way south and picked away a bit here and there. The last piece produced some of the nicer fish of the day with 5 being 2-3#.

Overall we had a real nice day of seabass fishing with CONSTANT action from shorts and keepers and lock and load kinda bites. Loads of shorts, couldn't even count em', but we weeded through the shorts to put 92 keepers in the box as well as 6 triggerfish. Biggest seabass was Jamie's 4#er and we had around a dozen between 2-3#. The rest were the 13-15" specimens with a good amount right on the mark. We blew through three bushels of shucked clams today and got into the reserve baits at the end - squid n gulp - LOL. Ya know ya had a good day of seabassin' when that happens.

Real nice trip with some real nice people!!
 
8/1 Update! Fluke & Seabass...
Written by Capt.Allen   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 16:37

We're back in action after an 8 day layup for some 2000 hour maintenance.

Last Monday, 7/23, we had the Tom Quinn Charter on and pasted the cocktail blues 10 miles NE of our inlet - boated a load.  Also tried fluking/seabassing but that was a struggle.

On Tuesday, 7/24, our maintenance started and we were back at Clark's on 7/31.

Today, 8/1, we had the Mike Eannone charter on.  We started out seabassing at our south reef, did well boxing around a dozen and loads of shorts with double headers and constant action, but the swell/chop got the best of two of the boys so we headed for the river and fluke fished in there.  Lots of shorts, lots of bites, and 4 keepers to 20" all on trout rods n gulp on jigs.  Nice day with a great crew!

 
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