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Capt. Ron Santee of the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands had another doormat fluke to report after his first two of the season came aboard last weekend. Frank Mellisi of Milltown boated a fat 28 1/2-incher that spit the Spro jig as it was netted. It weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces. Santee noted fluking wasn't great in a slow drift, but several large fluke were caught. One angler had a 7.14 and a 6.2, while two others both limited up to 6 1/2 pounds. Capt. Greg Hueth reported many limits on his Big Mohawk, with a pool fluke at about 10 pounds. Fares using spinning rods to cast jigs and Gulp did best. He sails at 6 a.m. Sunday. Also at Belmar, the Ocean Explorer had a good day of fluking as the big pool increased to over $4,000. The Golden Eagle had a rough couple of hours getting fish into its chum slick, but ended up with lots of chub mackerel plus some bonito and Spanish mackerel. They spotted bluefish in the slick, but they wouldn't hit. The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant had a slow pick of chub mackerel all day along with some bonito, Spanish mackerel and the first little tunny I've heard of. Capt. Stan Zagleski had a good fluking report from his Elaine B, II out of Bahrs in Highlands as follows: Multiple limits Saturday August 19, 2017   "Got back on the fluke grounds after the doom and gloom forecast of yesterday.  There was a small swell left from yesterday's wind, but the fluke were in a biting mood.  Found a nice patch of fish to work today and hit it hard all day.  Multiple limits for the guys with most getting in on the action.  John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, put on a fishing clinic while using his favorite "secret" Gulps.  The Scher family also had a fine day while celebrating Mike's birthday.  Happy birthday Mike! Dave Brink, Middletown, NJ, took the pool  with a 5 pound 8 ounce fish.    Back at it tomorrow at 6:00 AM.  See you in the morning." Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park reported some fluke being taken in the surf. Night sharkers are doing better with less swell.

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