Monday, 7/26/10 Live Report
Location: Flat bottom off our buoy.
Tide: High 8:51am
Water Temp: 79.7 degrees
Wind: W 8kts
Moon Phase – 100% full
Conditions: A flukers dream once again!! Wind and tide together. We will have outgoing water all day. . . We had very good fishing yesterday a few miles east of where we are starting. Those were the same fluke that we were catching Saturday near Sandy Hook. They have been moving west each day, and I have a feeling we are going to head them off at the pass today!
First Drift – Very good conditions, and good fishing. We are picking away at the fluke and an occasional keeper is in the mix. White is the color so far today with Gulp and squid out fishing everything else.
“The Duke” with a double header.
Second Drift – Doug “The Duke” Kay started the drift off by catching a keeper and followed it up by saying, “You can’t skunk me!!”. Reverend Daniels soon after put back-to-back keepers in his bucket. . . . The fluke are LOADED with grass shrimp and baby flounder. They are spitting it up everywhere. On the surface, and all over the boat.
Jimmy Chambers lifting one of his 60+ fish that he caught today.
Third Drift – UUUF FAHHHHH!!! EXCELLENT fireball fishing!!! We made over a 3 hour drift, and easily caught over 350 -400 + fish. Just ridiculous fishing!! The ratio is not very good at all, but some people are doing well with the legal fish. Jimmy Chambers, Doug Kay, and John Hamor each caught over 40 fish with John putting 4 keepers in his bucket. It is surprising that even with all the bait that is in the water, and coming out of their stomachs, that the Gulp is out fishing natural bait. They are spitting up everything from baby flounder and needlefish to grass shrimp and baby porgies.
Fourth Drift - We were carrying the fluke with us on the last one, but his drift was not the same. Going to stay in the same area, just run a little further to the west. . . John Hamor is now up to 5 keepers on the day.
John Hamor, or “J Ham” as he now goes by, hooked into his 6th keeper and threw it in the bucket for his limit!
J Ham slayed through 67 fish to catch his limit of 6 keepers.
Fifth Drift – Another drift with very good fishing. The ratio still remains way down though. Some people have caught the fluke very well and have no keepers to show for it while other are having a very good day. One of them, J Ham, caught his 6th keeper fluke of the day out of 57 fish.
Sixth Drift – Another good one to end the day.
We had some day of fishing, and the best thing about it was that we were fishing right in our own back yard. (Note to others: Wipe your feet before you stop here tomorrow!). We caught the fluke right from the get go, and plugged away until the final whistle. I would say that we caught anywhere from 400 to 450+ fish today, but the down side to it was that the ratio was poor. Doug “The Duke” Kay, Jimmy Chambers, and John Hamor put on a fluking clinic in the bow. They caught a combined 200+ fish with 11 keepers between them, and John was the allstar catching his limit of 6 fish. All three were using Spro Jigs with Gulp in different variations. Amber Shiffner was today’s major award winner. Amber took the pool with a 3 1/2 pound fluke.
Amber Shiffner won today’s pool with this 3 1/2 pound fluke.