Just before sending this blog out I got an excited call from Dave Lilly of Hazlet to let me know that his crew fishing on the Relentless out of Manasquan Inlet had won the big money in the Point Pleasant Elks Fluke Tournament with their 10. Joe Melillo, at Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant, reports an 11-pound striper caught on clams in the local surf by Bill Boyde of Howell.
7 26 Fluke Report Saturday, 26 July 2014 18 03 Written by Capt. Jack Hey Gang, It was a nice day to be out on the water. Capt. Eddie said the fares picked away at some nice keepers along with unlimited short action.
Fished the same areas that we have been recently and had NICE fish on just about every drift most of the day. Mike Scher, Cranford, NJ, was happy with his catch that included a 5 pound 4 ounce fish and the 9 pound 2 ounce pool winner!!
Sammy who won the pool yesterday was back today and had his limit of nice fluke by 9 30 this morning. We had others with limits as well,most of the notable catches were all on the jigs,nuclear chicken gulps or glo squidos worked the best today.
Yesterday the bait draggers did better and today the buck tails, had most of the keeper fluke. We had plenty of life with the short fluke all around the boat, and in the mix were some keepers on each drift.