Catch date:6/11/2016 5:52:00 AM

Story date:6/15/2016 6:49:00 PM

Location:Long Island NY

Species:Fluke

The time of year/season has come for me to start pushing my way East because fishing from shore in the West has become spotty unless you have a boat or a Kayak. The fish seem to spend more time in the cooler waters about a mile off shore in the west...story of a surfcasters season. I go where the fish are so it's nothing for me to be found in the Central south shores of Long Island, and beyond now.

I'm not big on fishing for Fluke. I think it has a lot to do with there fight or the lack of it. I also feel like it might have to do with the fact that fluking is primarily a daytime affaire...I don't see the sun often while I'm fishing. However this season I foresee a bit of a change. This is the second one I've caught this season and I'm noticing they can be quite aggressive. I was casting a hammered A47 with no tail at the tip of a jetty for Bluefish after I was done hunting for bass with Joe (we finally got to fish together) on some structure were both fond of...I caught one healthy 8lbs bass that I elected not to take a photo of given the circumstances...back to this fluke.

This Fluke hit the A47 hard! felt like a bass hit but when I felt no weight or fight I knew I had an odd catch. I've had fluke hit my SS Bottle before so I wasn't too surprised about hooking this fluke in the mouth...makes me want to buy a Groupon to half day Fluke on a party boat...hey you can't beat paying $20-$24 for a four to five hour trip with a five fish bag limit. So far my efforts to catch them from shore has produced nothing but sea robins but I have only given that 30 minutes twice. Given I'm rarely found fishing when the sun comes up who knows when I will be able to put more time into Fluking. But I feel my interest growing more than ever so we shall see said the blind man...Stay Bent!

Shaka Antoine

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