Monday, September 7, 2015

We are Back On Line

We had some problems the last few weeks but the fishing reports are back. The last few weeks saw fluke fishing with mixed results. That has been the story all season. Last week we had some nice weather and good fishing for mostly shorts with enough keepers to make a few dinners. Sunday 8/30 was an exception as a dozen beauties went on the ice. This holiday weekend saw the passage of a dry Nor'easter that produced rough seas in the ocean and a residual ground swell that shut down the fluke bite. Saturday, Evelyn and I hosted Big John, Mike, Cathy, Roger and Eileen for their annual Labor Day trip. We started off catching a couple keepers and some shorts and big sea robins before the swells forced us to retreat back into the harbor. We finished the day with a hot bite (drop and reel at times) of 12 to 17 inch fluke. Sunday we were greeted with a bluefish blitz and it was fun to catch the 3 to 8 pound yellow eyed monsters on the fluke gear. The rest of the day was spent hunting for keepers before the swells once again forced us back to the bay to catch only short fluke. The fishing should improve once the ocean calms, and fall is now approaching and we will be ready to catch what ever bites best.

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