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#1 dano

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

my dad and i took the boat down to wildwood yesterday morning. obviously, we werent going to go home without doing any fishing. we decided to do some preseason (C&R) fluke scouting. didnt know what to expect with the cold snap. water temp was 49.8 when we started out, not your typical fluking temps. we tried anyway, with bucktails and berkely. bumped around a few times and then found an active group of fish. we caught a dozen or so up to 24". when we went in for lunch, water temp was 54.5 back at the dock. the incoming tide brought in the warmer ocean water. hopefully it will be a good fluke season. opening day tournament next saturday!
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

Nice, I just got dates together for tuna and white marlin on my buddies boat, salt is coming soon enough. If you ever need anyone to go PM me, I am good with a boat and have money for gas :D

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:27 PM

Well done Dano and dad. Off to a good start in 2012.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:39 AM

Thanks, guys. Tried again yesterday afternoon and had decent results. 3 anglers and had 20+ fluke up to 23" in a few hours. a good "keeper" ratio too. Finished the afternoon catching a whole bunch of tog to bring home some dinners, then cleaned fish and got to the bar in time for the 3rd period of the Flyers game. Gonna be a good fluke season, cant wait for that first doormat of the year.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

Good to hear the keeper ratio is high. What was your largest tog?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

What was your largest tog?


i am guessing close to 4 pounds. they were fatties.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:22 AM

Sweet, nice work.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:00 PM

i am guessing close to 4 pounds. they were fatties.


Nice.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:32 PM

Nice.


heres a pic of the togs we kept. plus a bonus bergal, a big one a that.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:43 PM

heres a pic of the togs we kept. plus a bonus bergal, a big one a that.


Nice cunner. Do you eat those things?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

Those things are balloons. What were you catching them on?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

Nice to see and hear! Should be a good year for catching a quick limit with the new regulations.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:02 AM

Nice cunner. Do you eat those things?


i never ate one, the other guys took it. i assume they taste like blackfish. and i like me some blackfish!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:07 AM

Those things are balloons. What were you catching them on?


green crabs. we took 18 crabs with us, and each was put to good use. simple rig, basically a heavy drop shot to hold in the current near the base of the bridge pilings. single hook, buried in a half crab. we caught them within a couple hundred yards of the dock, before calling it a day. not a bad way to end a lazy afternoon.

it feels good to be back and fishing the salt. cant wait to get them fluke sandwiches!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:13 AM

green crabs. we took 18 crabs with us, and each was put to good use. simple rig, basically a heavy drop shot to hold in the current near the base of the bridge pilings. single hook, buried in a half crab. we caught them within a couple hundred yards of the dock, before calling it a day. not a bad way to end a lazy afternoon.

it feels good to be back and fishing the salt. cant wait to get them fluke sandwiches!


Thanks for info on the tog Dano. Sounds like it could be a banner fluke season.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:16 AM

green crabs. we took 18 crabs with us, and each was put to good use. simple rig, basically a heavy drop shot to hold in the current near the base of the bridge pilings. single hook, buried in a half crab. we caught them within a couple hundred yards of the dock, before calling it a day. not a bad way to end a lazy afternoon.

it feels good to be back and fishing the salt. cant wait to get them fluke sandwiches!


Thanks for info on the tog Dano. Sounds like it could be a banner fluke season.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

Thanks for info on the tog Dano. Sounds like it could be a banner fluke season.

You can say that again. ;) :P
If you get a chance to try a bergall, let us know how it tastes. I've heard they're very strong tasting, but I can't say that I know anyone who has actually eaten one. Most of the one's that I have caught are too small to use as anything but bait anyway.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:40 PM

Opening weekend was pretty solid. Did some scoutin on Friday and would have had an easy limit between 3 guys with fish to 24". Plenty of shorts too. Then fished the No Bones Opener tourney on Saturday. We limited with 4 guys and threw back a bunch more keepers. We had a bunch of fish 20" to 22" and could not get that one nice fish needed for the tourney. It was still a fun day. Many shorts also. Wrapped up fishing this morning, action was not as good but had 6 keepers to 23" between 2 guys plus a whole lot of shorts. Bucktails and berkely is the ticket.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:13 PM

Opening weekend was pretty solid. Did some scoutin on Friday and would have had an easy limit between 3 guys with fish to 24". Plenty of shorts too. Then fished the No Bones Opener tourney on Saturday. We limited with 4 guys and threw back a bunch more keepers. We had a bunch of fish 20" to 22" and could not get that one nice fish needed for the tourney. It was still a fun day. Many shorts also. Wrapped up fishing this morning, action was not as good but had 6 keepers to 23" between 2 guys plus a whole lot of shorts. Bucktails and berkely is the ticket.

Nice way to open the season. How were the sammiches ??

All back bay fish Dan ??

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:01 PM

Well done Captain Dan. Off to a GREAT start!




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