Archives for May 2017

Fishing Report 5/31

May which is the second worse month in history for rain in this area’s has finally ended in a FOG but I slowly pulled out of dock feeling my way across Strathmere Bay with Bass on my mind but only found Bluefish . Left the Blues to look for Fluke and it was a slow bite 2 shorts and 1 -21″er. Left that area searching for Fluke but once again found Bluefish double headers tearing up my equipment.
Fluke bite is spotty and probably due to excessive fresh water from rain and moon flood tides but it was one of few decent days to be on the water
Damn Blues just don’t want to leave


A miserable morning when I pulled out of the dock and went looking for bass but on;y found a Bluefish and lost 3 eels to the damn things.Switched to fluke on start of incoming with wind pushing the tide and managed to get 7 fluke including one 19″er to commit suicide. Light drizzle to go with the wind started so called it a morning and headed home . Nicer morning I would have stayed a little longer on the tide but it was unpleasant Tomorrow is another day . Pink and white Gulp minnows still doing the trick on the bucktail willie rig


Went out this morning before sunrise hoping to get there before the shoobies . Picked up 3 short fluke quickly than the shoobies started arriving at a high rate of speed and big wakes so decided to move. On 3rd stop I found 3 more fluke including a 20″er . Started to head home but decided to try my honey hole as I saw no boats there. wind pushing tide making a fast drift but did get one more legal fluke at 18 1/2″
Called it a morning total 7fluke with 2 legal
Pink gulp minnow doing the trick. come on tuesday


COPY AND PASTE ¬†above for a copy pf AC Press article on Bucktail Willie’s 20,000 tagged fish


A Holiday weekend and boats were all over the waterways scaring the fish to death. I went north away from crowd but found nothing. Headed back to back where I counted 77 boats in about a 1 mile stretch and went right on by to my home creek where I found 3 fluke including 1 -20″er . Called it a day as I was not going to fight the crowds , Can’t wait for Tuesday. May try it in morning but not for long

Fishing Report 5/25

OPENING day for Summer Flounder and it was pouring rain at 6am so after saying hello to my boat I went home. Rain started letting up around 10 so headed back to boat and went out looking for Fluke . Found fluke BUT could not find a legal fish.. Ended up with 12 and nothing larger than 17 1/2 ..Clearly not a picture perfect opening Day but tomorrow is another day


Left dock a little later than normal as I had to wait for rain to let up a little.Once rain got down to a drizzle I headed out looking for Bass and found Bluefish .After catching 2, I left them and went looking for Fluke. Found 12 Fluke including a 19 and 20″er. Not the most pleasant morning to be on the water but fish didn’t seem to mind
This is probably is my last day of peace and quiet on the water as Fluke season opens tomorrow and I suspect it will be a Zoo.
Everything I am catching is with Gulp minnows in pink or clear/white on my Bucktail Willie rig
You do have to work for them,if no bait on your fishfinder you probably won’t have fish ,Once you find one, work the area as generally there will be more than one in same spot
Good luck

5/23 /17

A very damp morning with light winds I left dock looking for Bass and found 2 –24 and 19″ plus one Bluefish 23″ Switched to fluke on top of the tide and found 13 including 5 over 18″ up to 21″… Tide running out now for 2 hours bite slowed up and I was ready to call it a day rather than go looking for more
Thrusday is opening day and there are close to 120 fluke out there with my tag.PLEASE if you catch one with a tag either YELLOW or US Wildlife RED TAG take the time to mail in with info as it is critical data needed for any relief for 2018


WIND WIND WIND,Left dock at daybreak with a stiff SW wind and knew once sun got up it would be harder
Took a ride north for bass and got into one but she broke off as I was ready to net. Tried for another 20 minutes and nothing so headed for fluke territory . wind is howling and I’m drifting at 3 mph a hour,too fast but did manage to find one short fluke.Wind is just too much for fluke so decided to look for Bluefish and could on;y find one and decided to head home as this old man was beat up in this wind. Wind tomorrow looks worse and will be much cooler


Wind was up after 2 days of light winds but I left dock with only a couple of hours to fish as AC press had a reporter meeting me at dock at 9am
Tried for bass and nothing ,switched to fluke and now the wind was up little more and drift was fast but I manage to find 3 . Decided to look for Blues as they don’t mind a fast drift and manage to get into 3,not the monsters of last week as these were 20″ fish. Tide started in so thought I would look for a bass one more time and nothing so headed to dock and called it a morning to meet the interviewer
Tomorrow looks like another day of wind before a cold front comes through