Date Fished: 7/23/2005
Water Temperature: . Water Clarity: stained Seas: 1'-2' Weather: sunny, nice Fishing_for: Fluke Boat: Roosters captain: Tom
Tom and I had Dennis Hughes with us today; we thought he would like to see how to Fluke fish from anchor. Well, he showed us how to fish for keeper size Fluke, landing four big fish to 20" Tom managed three and I one.
We left our slip at Atlantic Highlands Marina at 7:00 AM and returned just after noon. Finding our favorite spot in the Southeast corner of Sandy Hook Bay, Tom guided the Roosters onto a depth of 12½' while Dennis set the anchor. Small Fluke were plentiful at first, then the bigger ones started hitting our Killies and strip baits. There were only a few Sea Robins caught no Blues or other fish. Calico crabs were plentiful; making good Killie bait.
The wind blew hard from the Northwest, making it a wind with tide situation early in the morning, the wind easing by noon. The water was stained dark. With huge chunks of lumber floating everywhere. PETE (°_)°)