August 17 – Sept 17 Fluke and Porgies
Fluking was hit and miss for the rest of the season. Some very good fishing and some very tough fishing. A few highlights wee Rob Rommel and his crew boating a 8 man limit with nice size fish, Tom ” Hitman” Sweeney with his biggest of his career at just under 9lbs, Matt with a super seabags which had to get back, Switz with a decent fluke where the guys worked very very hard to put together a 6 man limit, John DeBona and Al Restore with a few nice fluke, and Ed Kane his his crew with their 6 man limit of Porgies as did Chris and his crew. Hurricane Hermaine put the rest of my fluke season to a early end due to lack of fish. On the offshore scene, the lack of Tuna also hurt as we only managed 1 Yft per trip before we started postponing the trips. The white marlin bite was the best we have ever seen. Throw in the mahi bite, and it still was action packed. However if my guys wanted tuna we gave them the option not to go and that was the case in more then a few trips.
SO to recap my summer season I first want to say thank you to all that fished with us, we had a great time and for most of the trips fishing was good to super. There was some very nice fluke boated but no jumbos! Big fish of the year was 9.5lbs and there were a few of those, Matt, Bob, Ken, all had big fish. Too many 8’s to mention. You all fished very hard to try and catch a doormat. Im all ready thinking about different strategies for next year.
Still a lot of fishing to do this year. Blackfish,Seabass and Porgies will provide plenty of action and good eating. With all the bait around, the Bass and Blues should be pretty spectacular! False Albacore are abundant too. On the Offshore all we need is the weather, the latest reports are that the YFT piled in before this Northeaster. With all these options, Im eager to get back to work and catch something after been laid up again due to this weather front. If anyone is interested, I would like to do some afternoon trips into the evening throwing plugs to the structure, Im sure we can catch some bass and to me that is my favorite way to fish for them.