Today we had Rick Acevedo for his annual JCAA Fluke charter to kick off our season. Accompanied by Dale Sebok, Tom Kriebel, Louis Chiuand and Hollywood Mike Rivera. Decided to go in a different direction this morning and we found a large body of Fluke. With drop and reel Fluking at times, the problem was that the majority of fish were coming up short. We weeded through 70+ Fluke to catch 6 keepers including Tom Kriebel’s 5.2 pound, 24 inch fish. We would end the day with a 6th place finish in the Sandy Hook port. Another move and on the first drift we landed another keeper and a few shorts. Then I get the call from one of my buddies that he’s on a good bite. So I decided to pick up and make the long run. We get to the grounds to find slacking conditions and the bite having died off. Bounced around picking some shorts and Sea Bass until we got the tide back and then added 6 more keepers before it was time to head back to make the weigh in.
Hollywood started his fluke season off with a bang landing 7 keepers. Tom would catch 3 including the 6th place Sandy Hook port fish. The guys caught a lot of Fluke today with only 12 making it into the box, accompanied by some Sea Bass and Ling. The majority of the fish were caught on Gulp. Always a good time fishing with Rick and crew.