Capt. Mike reported a great day of fluking for a modest crowd of anglers today with over 100 nice fluke brought to the net. A decent number of fish over 4lbs with the biggest fish taken by Joe Stoothoff from Dover,NJ who took the pool with a fine 10.5lb slab. Way to go Joe!! This super sized toothy flatfish fell victim to a small white fly teaser tipped with a Berkley Gulp twistertail and a spearing! This is not the first time this season on our boats that the Gulp has fooled a fluke in the double digit category. And who says one needs a big bait to catch a big fish? The writer of these fishing reports himself has caught plenty of fluke over 8lbs himself using little baits, often just one or two spearing on a bare hook so it pays to experiment! Back to the day’s fishing at hand, obviously there were quite a few limit catches. A tremendous amount of short fluke kept the anglers busy as well today. A few handfuls of sea bass mixed in with one trophy slob over 6lbs and 27 inches skillfully brought to the net by a lucky angler. First mate Chris said that bait rigs were the most productive today due primarily to the fast drift. Longtime regular Bruce and his friend easily limited out on big fluke today using smelts for bait today and it sounded like the smelt out produced whole squid today. Every day is a bit different and that is why they call it fishing! Capt. Rich looks forward to the nice warm summery weather forecasted tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am.
More good reports from the cod grounds keep filtering in and the crew highly anticipates the special cod trip set to sail Sunday morning at 5pm. Plenty of room available so if interested please call the office to sign up. A beautiful fresh batch of skimmer clams has arrived and they are just waiting to be deployed to the rocky ground where Mr and Mrs. Whiskers take up residence.