Monday, 8/30/10 Live Report
Location: Sandy Hook Channel
Tide: High 11:50am
Water Temp: 76.6 degrees
Wind: NNW 6 kts
Moon Phase – 72% waning
Special Notice – The Captain John has received the Scientific Collecting Permit which will allow us to continue fishing for fluke after the September 6th closing date. Our schedule will remain the same through September.
We will no longer be sailing in the evening from 5pm – 9pm.
August Flukemaster Update – Alan Abramson has held the belt for most of the month with a 7 lb 1 oz fluke. The pot is currently up to $330.00, and this months pool end on September 6th.
Conditions – We are completely changing things up today, and heading right out to Sandy Hook Channel. The conditions on the Reach would have been horrible with the wind against the tide, and after a weekend of waiting for the conditions to improve we decided to head out into the ocean where the flood current will carry us up the beach.
First Drift – This was a disappointment. Only a couple of shorts.
Second Drift – We made a move up the channel a little ways, and had the same results. We are going to head back into the bay for the next one.
Third Drift – Ouch!! Only a few shorts. The fluke do not want to eat, and the drifting conditions are terrible. We stared at the same bouy off our bow for fifteen minutes, and never moved five feet. We are going to change it up yet again.
Fourth Drift – I was trying to think of one word to best descibe this drift when someone threw out the word ”egregious”.
Fifth Drift – We are just having a bad day of fishing. There is a tide change very soon, hopefully, things will get better.
Sixth Drift – More of the same. We are going to head way to the western side of the Reach and see how it goes.
I am not going to lie and try to sugarcoat the fishing. It was almost the equivalent of being waterboarded. See you tomorrow!
Special Trip – We will be running a Special Offshore Columbus Day Bluefish trip on October, 11th. This trip is from 6:30am – 4:00pm, and is limited to the first 40 people that sign up. Tickets are sold in advance.