Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sharks

Fished with Tom and Frank on Tuesday in the ocean for sharks. The bite was on and we had around 15 releases to about sixty pounds. Spinners, browns, and duskies all are our baits. Sharking numbers have been great. Pro Tip: The Weather Channel's hourly forecast is very reliable for wind speed and direction. It helps a great deal with trip planning.

Monday, August 14, 2017

18 Sharks

Fished with Ron,Santino, Joey, John Sr. and John Jr for sharks in the ocean. Fishing was hot and we caught and released 18 spinner, dusky, sandbar, and brown sharks up to around 70 pounds. Fishing has been very good. Pro Tip: Avoid thumbing the reel when setting the hook. This can prevent any give in the system and break the fish off. Set your drag correctly and rely on that pressure to set the hook.

Flyfishing for Sharks

Fished with Mike and Ryan on Friday in the ocean. Are goal was to catch fish on the flyrod. The mahi action was nonexistent so we switched over to sharks. The action was really good and we had nine shark releases on the flyrod up to about 60 pounds. Pro Tip: You rarely feel a shark biting your fly. Watch for your fly line to move to indicate the shark has your fly. Then a slow strip strike seals the deal and it's off to the races.

Sharks and Fluke

Fished with Scott and crew on Thursday in the ocean. We started out sharking and it was great. We had over a dozen releases and we caught spinner sharks and duskys to about 60 pounds. After that we moved on to catch a few fluke. We had a six pound and a four pound fluke plus a bunch of shorts. We also had a few sea bass. Pro Tip: Reversing your drift immediately after snagging the bottom will frequently dislodge the snag. Reverse and let a little line out. Then gently apply pressure in the opposite direction. This usually gets back all or most of your rig.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ocean Fluke

Fished with Joe, Carmen, and crew today in the ocean for fluke. We caught a bunch of flounder and had two keepers. The biggest fish was about four pounds. We also had some sea bass as well. We also caught and released four spinner sharks that surprised us and ate our flounder rigs. It was a great way to end our day. Pro Tip: Fishing around wrecks for flounder can be very productive. It can also be expensive due to snags. Keeping your jig as vertical as possible minimizes snags. The more angle the more snag prone your jig is.

Sunset

Fished with Bruce and Jerry last night in the bay. The tides were a little past peak and despite the beautiful evening we couldn't connect. Looks like we have to wait until the next tide cycle.

Joe Hughes

15 Sharks

Fished with Grant, Rick, and crew on Tuesday in the ocean for sharks. We had 15 shark releases up to about 50 pounds. We had spinner and dusky sharks. There were lots of smaller sharks around. Pro Tip: Adjusting how much your chum bag dips in and out of the water affects how much chum is dispensed. The more it "tea bags" in and out of the water the more chum is dispensed. Less chum flows when the bag floats in the water. Adjust the bag to suit the conditions at hand. Sometimes more is better. Sometimes less.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sharks!

Fished with Tom and friends on Sunday for sharks in the ocean. We had about a dozen shark releases. We had spinner and dusky sharks. Sharking continues to be good. Pro Tip: Birds sometimes get tangled in lines. Cover their head with a towel. This calms them down. They usually relax enough to get them untangled without harm.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sharks!

Fished with Tom and family yesterday in the ocean for sharks. We had a good day with around 8 releases. We had brown, spinner, sandbar, and dusky sharks. Pro Tip: When a big fish takes you into the engine or under the boat, don't be afraid to back off the drag temporarily. After you are out of danger reapply the drag and continue fighting the fish.

Mahi

Fished on Friday with Christine, Christina, and Pat. We were hunting Mahi. Conditions were rough and we ended up catching none. Tough day.

Joe Hughes

Six Pound Fluke

Fished with Paul, Jeff, Tori, and Nate Thursday afternoon. We had a bunch of fluke with one six pound fluke. Fishing has been good. Pro Tip: Avoid pumping and winding flounder; it tends to shake them off. A steady rod does a better job keeping them on.

4.5 Pound Fluke

Fished with Tim and family on Thursday morning. We hit the ocean for some flounder fishing. We had four keeper fluke to 4.5 pounds plus a bunch of throwbacks. We also had some sea bass and a weakfish. Fishing was good. Pro Tip: Sometimes a brief hesitation or drop back helps when hooking fluke.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sharks

Fished this afternoon with Rob and family. It was a bit bumpy and we caught one dusky shark and broke off another before calling it a day. Pro Tip: You need a breeze for productive sharking. Sometimes leaving a little later in the day makes for a better drift.

Sharks!

Fished this morning with Mike and family in the ocean for sharks. We had four shark releases. We had two duskies, one spinner, and one brown shark. Pro Tip: True brown sharks are slender and have irregular white splotches on their side.