Monday, September 22, 2014
The End of Seasons... Summer and Fluke
Some of my regular flukers that supported the "Pioneer III" this season came out for the last chance to keep a fluke, as it will be seven months until the season opens again! Friday we had to deal with a stiff NE wind that kept us pinned in the bay and fishing was slow. Saturday, Lenny treated Tom K. and the old crew from Bayonne to a fishing trip and the wind blew even harder. All we could manage was a few blues and some shorts. Sunday, we finally got out to the ocean and it was still a little messed up from all the wind. There was life in all the spots and it felt good to catch a few fluke again. Everyone caught shorts (Evelyn had eighteen) and Anthony "The Barker" once again put on a show, landing three keepers including a 4lb and 6lber. Thanks to all for a fun fluke season filled with quality fish and one of the nicest summers in years. We will try for striped bass or bottom fishing next week and then concentrate on blackfish for the fall season.