Capt. Mike was jubilant to report the huge increase in the amount of bigger fish today while drifting along Rhode Island’s scenic south shore beaches. We had two legit doormats with Art Blumer of Southington Ct putting a fine 8lb slab to rest on the deck of the Lady Frances and Dan King doing the exact same thing with a fine 8lb slab. There were several other jumbo fluke in the 4-5lb range and an excellent number of keepers for the middle of May. Most anglers went home with a keeper or even two and a few anglers took home three nice fluke apiece. Combined with plenty of shorts and fish caught every stop and the gorgeous weather there was nothing more we could ask for the middle of May. All terminal gear seemed to be working well although the tandem bait rig with just squid and spearing was tough to beat for staying busy and taking dinner home. Capt. Mike looks forward to another good day tomorrow with the Lady Frances set to sail at 7am for fluke. A few pics of today’s angler hilights can be seen at www.noreast.com under our fishing reports thread.