Anthony finally got a break with the weather and took his son along with his friends and his 2 boys out. Perfect conditions for fall bass fishing. The bite was good with bird life, fish swirling early, and a very good mojo bite. Ryan hooked and reeled in 2 very nice fish for the highlight of the day.
Took awhile to get them going but the striper fishing is very good as I type this report. Plenty of bait around and it should be a very good fall season. Bass are of decent size and we are catching them primarily on soft plastics. limits has been the norm since last week. Seasbass and Jumbo Porgies out on the pieces with very good fishing for them. full coolers on my last trip.
This trip turned out to be the last fluke trip of the year. Fishing has been getting better as the month got deeper. Today was no different. Early in the afternoon Zemp hooked and landed what turned out to be the largest fluke of the year at 9.5 edging out Ricky at 9.3 lbs. However there is a caveat to the fluke weights this year. please ask me about that…..Sad to see it end Started out great, summer was tough at times, ended very good. 2015 fluke season is over for me…
The first overnighter of the year and we could not have had better weather. The Pantano’s fish a few trips a year with me and wanted to go deep. Super calm conditions is not always the best, but no one was complaining as we loaded up with mahi in the afternoon before we set up in the deep. The word was out and over a 100 boats had the same idea as we did. However we did not get a bite all night long despite fishing hard throughout the night. The morning troll had us hook a white marlin and another mystery fish. That was it. A stop at the inshore grounds got us what we were looking for and we ended up with 3 hours of non stop action.
Fluking is getting better as over the past few seasons, it is on the way out. Shorts dominate some catches, and better fisherman do better, but the action is very good. Seems that my Friday crew does very good.
St Croix Rob, Sean, Chris, my son and myself headed off shore to try and get on some of the Yellow fins that were living inshore of the canyon. Fishing started off slow but after most of the boats had left we got into some super jigging for these fish that were between 20 n 45lbs. A dream for me having 4 very good fisherman on board and catching these fish. The best tuna jig action on yellow fins we ever had on this boat.
Once again, we had to cancel the first off-shore trip and went right back to the bottom with Bob “Steady” Centamore and his “A-” team. The guys fished hard and were rewarded with a very nice catch of fluke. Tom “Hitman” Sweeney anchored the team along with Steady. Another fluke trip with Jarrett and his boys from NC got into some decent action before we took them to the deep for some great Yellow Fin action. Super weather, and super fishing. Zemp and his crew put together another real nice catch of fluke which is no suprise. Jerrie Sonnie and his crew had a bluefish trip on the 29th. No blues so we changed it to fluke. These guys never had done that. However they stuck with the bucktails and by the end of the day put together one hell of a catch when the bite was very tough……Ended the month with Brian Skerlanitz, his son hunter was on his first fluke ocean trip. He did end up with the big fish of the trip in nasty conditions.
Started the week off with Richy Splash!! Thank God he brought along his brother Mike. We ended up pretty good, but had to travel, and he did not catch his 10 lber which means he lost the bet. Lets see how long it takes her to pay up!!Mother nature was not kind, and we lost a few trips. Ended up with Zemp and his “A”team, and very good fishing.