by ReelQuacker

Left black rock at 530 on the dot and line wet by 550. After struggling most of the fluke season in the shallows I decided to start deep. Fished areas 40-70 feet of water and boy did it pay off got my first doormat of the year. 27″ 7 pound fluke hit my pink spro with chartreuse 5″ gulp alive swimming mullet. It was an extraordinary fight on light tackle. I ran my St. Croix Premier medium power fast action with a 13 fishing inception reel spooled up with 15# braid; A few moments later on the next drift, I followed up with another fluke – this one at 22″ – which I added to the cooler for dinner. The rest of the day yielded sea robins every 10 minutes or so. The tide began to go out around 730 and I marked a bunch of bait on my sonar followed by stripers or blues. Literally, every 50 feet was a new ball and game fish around them. I believe that the reef will be extremely hot within a week or so as blues and stripers begin to hammer bait with fluke and sea bass below them. My buddy also managed a 29″ blue probably 7-9 pounds. Around 1100 fog began to roll across the sound so we decided to call it. Not many fish but the ones we had were large. Time to rest, refit and get ready to tackle the sound again this weekend.