View Full Version : Fluke-Fluke-Fluke at the barn.

07-26-2009, 12:18 PM
Day break again finds us at the barn to try once again for stipers or blues on Saturday. Three hours later nothing in or out but one strike on the breakwater. Flukin time. Tried Pops honey hole to no success, went inside to the first can to drift with nothing again. Screw it, ran out to 1/2 mile of Watch Hill and drifted in to get fish on. After getting 12 fluke with no keepers, Bob and I tried the honey hole again to pick up 5 more with one at 19". Really tough throwing that one back, but DEP was at the dock at 12 so I didn't want the BS . Called it at 1:30 and now no DEP at dock. Camping with the grandkids next weekend, so the Lund gets a break.

07-26-2009, 04:22 PM
It is tough but I bet you still feel better about yourself knowing that you did the right thing by throwing it back. I know when we use to ice fish we use to step on the pickerel to stretch them out a little if they were a tad short but how do you step on a fish that's already flat and stretch it out a little? :icon_e_biggrin:

07-29-2009, 04:50 AM
That was my delema. So back it went. Funny as we have allways thrown back anything less than 17" for years but now due to over fishing by commercial guys we have to pay the price of a fish dinner. Buty it's ok they can keep them at 14" :angry:

special k
07-29-2009, 03:53 PM
if the lund is comfortable out there we been fluking it up pretty well just south of wiccopessett pass. 5 to 1 keeper ratio......delicious:icon_winkle: