Fishing Report: June 13, 2010
Three trips this week as we start shifting into summer mode a bit earlier than usual. Monday saw the Wendolowski party (Audrey, John, Walt Tatko and buddy LJ) out on a bay expedition in search of a few fluke. While the stiff winds and slimeweed conspired to limit the fluke catch, the bluefish continued to be plentiful in the back and provided action through the morning. These are the nice 2-5 pound blues that are perfect for the table and right now they're gorging themselves on grass shrimp, adding a very tasty flavoring to the fish. A lot of folks say they don't like to eat blues, but these are the ones to try.
Friday I had Karl Stefan back with buddies Curt, Tony and John. Deciding to give stripers one more shot, the guys landed five bass from 18 to 22 pounds on live bunker. Karl releases everything he catches, and was rewarded by landing the largest fish of the morning just outside the inlet. We also got to see a couple of unique inshore sights when a jumbo tuna launched itself into the air fifty yards in front of us as we were heading north, ended up smack dab in the middle of a dolphin feeding frenzy once we located the bunker, then finally got to see a couple of small whales ravaging the bunker schools almost within casting distance of the beach. All this in 20-30 feet of water. Neat stuff.
Saturday I had regular Vince Barba out with his friend Deena and 8 year olds Devon and Emily for a fun day in the back and their first ever fishing adventure. The fish cooperated all morning, with the girls all landing numerous fluke on bucktails (including Deena's 22 incher that took bragging rights) before we switched over to targeting blues. When we got back to the dock, there was a full cooler of fluke and bluefish that were quickly turned into big bags of tasty filets... and hopefully fun memories that will last a lifetime.