Location: Ambrose Channel
Tide: High 7:41am
Water Temp: 78.4°
Wind: SW 7kts
Moon Phase: 100% Full
We will be on slack water when we set up in Ambrose where we might only have a short time to fish before it becomes to difficult with the conditions, but we will see. Hopefully we can get a full day in the deep because there has been some very good fishing there!
Excellent first drift!! We have very good conditions for fluking in the deep of Ambrose, and we put a few very nice fish in the boat. Walter Petka started us off with a 4 pounder, and Grandfather/Grandson combo Frank Grossman & Kyle Edson simultaneously caught a pair of 4 1/2 pounders. Great way to start a morning!!
Walter Petka started us off right!
The fluking today has been super. We made our way back into the deep and let the conditions float us across to the north side of the channel. There was an inbound ship that came through, and once it passed we blew the whistle and are heading back into the deep. Kyle Edison is high hook with 4 keepers, and his grandfather Frank is right behind him with 3 in the box. We are catching the fluke all around the boat with some keepers in the mix as well.
POW POW! BAM! BOOM!! Whatever term you want to use. Super duper fishing. We have 4 people who are one fish from their limit, and a couple others with 3 fish. We were due to have one of these days. Actually we were overdue! . . . The conditions are tough right now.There is a band of storms coming through our area, and the leading edge has some good wind with it. We are still holding our own though. We’ll see what happens on the next drift. Do I hear the whispers of the phrase, “Go the distance!”?
Storms rollin in!
The rain finally got us. The fishing was fantastic before this front came through. Even if this puts the kabash on the day, we got ours! . . Making a move.
The rain continues and we catch some shorts. Nothing like it was earlier in the day. Maybe the term, “Go the distance” put the whammy on us?
Finished it off with a pick off fish. There were quite a few people that were 1 fish from there limit, but just couldn’t get the ever elusive #5.
The fishing was top notch today. We had seven people with 4 fish. ( I guess saying “Go the distance” really did put the jinks on them from getting their limits. ) . . The fluke were devouring everything that was thrown at them. Jigs, bait, it didn’t matter. We did lose an hour or more when the heavy rain and lightning came through, but we did get another chance at them before the trip was over. The forecast for tomorrow shows a north wind which might not be the best with the tide we have for tomorrow, but we will see in the morning what Mother Nature has in store for us. Walter Petka is the first leader in the August Flukemaster with a 4 lb 2 oz fluke.
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