Capt. Mike reported a tough day of local fluke fishing but there were a few very nice fish taken including the first double digit fish of the season with Ben from New York decking a fine slab just over ten pounds on a gulp bucktail with no bait! Well done Ben! Ben was also hi hook for the day with four keepers including loosing another slab estimated at over 8lbs at the net. By far most of the keepers landed today were taken on bucktails although a properly worked tandem bait rig with well tailored baits had a few victories as well. Another angler lost a fish estimated at around 9lbs or better as it spit the hook at the surface just before the net could safely be deployed. A couple pics of Ben’s fish can be seen on our thread at www.noreast.com. There were some shorts today but overall it was very quiet. The bait is here, the swell is just about gone and the water is nice and clear. Maybe too much natural feed? Warmer weather is coming this week and fishing has been good to the south and east for fluke so it should really pop here anytime soon. Capt. Mike looks forward to a new day out on the fluke grounds tomorrow setting sail on the Lady Frances at 7am.