It’s no secret that Fluke fishing in Western LIS past week has been sub par. Cold temperatures; wind and rain have been detouring drifts last weekend into the early part of this week. We have been watching the weather and it looks like we are in for a serious warm up across the Sound over the next few days. Fluke as a rule, seek out warmer waters around 65 degrees. We are hoping to see the arrival of sun and west winds bring the doormats out of their hiding places for the summer.
Fortunately the ladies of the Fancy Fluke are proficient at bagging Big Bass and Blues. Unlike Fluke, Bass and Blues thrive in cooler water temps. An abundance of small, medium and large bunker schools have kept the action rolling 24/7. Fishing these schools has been a blast over the last few days. Even in the absence of surface breaks, fish can be raised fishing top water with pencil poppers and spooks or mid water column with weighted soft plastics. As always when fishing a bunker school, cast over the school or along the outside edges first then work you lure through the school in the direction the fish are moving.
The night bite is the right bite for breeder Stripers in the high 20’s into 30lb categories. Bunker chunking and live lining shallow and deep are still proving the most effective methods for intercepting large migratory fish. Over the past few years we have become accustom to seeing a pattern of Bluefish early on during our set-up phasing out to Bass. However this year we have encountered an even mix of both species throughout the night. That being said extra care should be taken when selecting leader material, we’ve had 10lb + Blues bust through both 40# and 60# test leaders. Wire leader, pliers and extra hooks are a must if you plan on fishing through the night. This weekend we suggest trying shallow water chunking in an around structure and inshore reefs.
The Fancy Fluke Middlebank Sport Fishing Women's Charter is one week away!
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Admission: $55.00 Includes: Bait, Tackle and Rod Rental
Departing from Captain’s Cove Seaport 1 Bostwick Ave, Bridgeport, Connecticut 5-‐9pm EXPECT TO ARRIVE AT THE DOCK FOR DEPARTURE BY 430pm Targeting Summer Flounder (Fluke)
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