Surf Fluke is Getting Better
First, shop news…
We have a new product in from Penn, the Fathom II Lever Drag reels. This line up of reels is hot, and the slow pitch anglers are going to want to look at these. They have sizes ranging from targeting black sea bass to tuna, so there is something for everyone.
We added a new size to the Jigging World The Bone line up. There is now a 5 inch version available, for when the 9 inch and even 6.5 inch model are just too much.
The surf fishing is starting to show signs of slowing down for those tossing clams to striped bass. Even the nighttime lure fishing seems to be dropping off. But, the sand crab bite has been picking up. Dave M has reported he has been up the street from his house every morning and has had multiple fish morning all on sand crabs. He reports the fish are small, the biggest being 28 inches.
The boat fishing for fluke will depend on where you go. Inside Barnegat Bay, down the southern end near the inlet, there are plenty of fluke to catch, but most are shorts. Anglers reported in from the BB/BI buoy areas, Oyster Creek channel, and under the lighthouse. Boats venturing out into the ocean found the local wrecks and reefs to be very, very slow for the flatfish.
Some notable catches:
Scotty had to get in on the Sand Bug bite Friday morning for 30 minutes but instead of catching bass he caught this 19” Fluke.
@leonardo_shim is beating the heat with some clams and bass!
Ray is on vacation. He went on his first of many annual camping trips this year. He shared a picture of his truck loaded up before he left. I present that picture here. Note the expert packing in the bed.