The Albies Are Here
In shop news, we got a special delivery of ODM rods. We restocked on the 8 foot DNA, which is a perfect rod for fluke from the surf, and a good late fall striped bass rod for the surf. We also got a limited number of the very popular 9 foot DNA. Some are in the shop, and a couple are online. They won’t last very long, so if you are thinking of picking up one for the fall run, now might be a good time.
There is also some more exciting news coming from ODM, but I am not at liberty to say what it is, yet. When the gag order is lifted, I will let you know right here…
The fishing for fluke remains good, both in the surf and just offshore in the boats. I am gonna say it, even though by now I shouldn’t have to. Bucktails and Gulp!.
Bill Martin weighed in a 19.5 inch, 3.15 pound fluke taken in the Seaside surf.
Lou DeFonteney brought in a 23.5 inch, 3.9 pound fluke taken from the IBSP surf.
Josh Curtis brought in a unique fish, as it did not fall to a bucktail and Gulp!. It went 23.5 inches and a chunky 5.2 pounds! What did he get it on if it wasn’t a bucktail and Gulp!? He swam down to it and shot it. 😊
In other news, the albies and Spanish mackerel are in. The boats fluking just off the beach are getting them, and anglers on local jetties and the sand have had shots at false albacore and Spanish macks as they chase bait into the surf. Resin jigs like the Midway Lures Resin Jig are a hot item for these fish.
Ray and Sean are still camping. We hear things are going how their normal camping trips go, though we hear Ray is having trouble pitching his tent.