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Title: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: IrishAyes on September 07, 2007, 07:15:34 PM
I got to the boat with part of my crew (Bob Cole, Dave B and Ritchie) at 8am.  Hareball and Capt Mike, the final two crewmen, were already at the dock patiently waiting . 

A boating neighbor netted spearing and shared them with us.  Thanks, Pat.   t^  I threw the net once and had enough spearing for this trip and several more. (Will definately get used  ;D).

We pushed off by 8:30 and headed to our first stop, a lump off of the Red Church.  Not all lines were in the water and Bob Cole is already hooked up on a flattie.  Missed the box by a half inch.  I put down and with in five minutes I put the first keeper fluke in the cooler.  We made four drifts in this area and boxed eight fluke.  Also had twice as many shorts.

The water temp was 72 degrees.  The wind was from the south east at about 10 knots and began to slow for a bit.  On the last drift in this area we only had shorts so decided to try our second spot.  The dreaded, rig grabbing Shrewsbury Rocks.  Turned out to be a very good move.  (usually is a good move as this area usually produces nice fish)

Drifting at the Rocks produced more keepers.  Hareball hooked into a fish that had his rod bent over pretty good.  The fish came to the surface with some major head shakes.  Slide into the net and then onto the deck.  Put it on the measuring board and it stretched out to 28 1/2 inches!  BEAUTIFUL!!!  It stretched from one end of the cooler to the other and even had the tail curled some.  Continued to catch keepers, shorts and an occasional keeper seabass.  Many short seabass were released.

The wind now picked up and we went from using 6 oz sinkers to 12 oz'ers.  What a difference an hour made.  Made another move inshore at Monmouth Beach so we could use lighter weights.  We were able to go down to 8 ozs.  But only for a while.  Added one more to the box.

The seas began to pick up as much as the wind so we decided it was time to head home.  Had a bumpy ride back and fueled up.  As we were fueling the boat Hareball and Capt Mike took Hareball's fluke to the Fisherman's Den tackle shop for an official weigh in.  It was duly noted that Hareball had caught himself an official doormat. 10 pounds, 10 ounces!!!  WAY TO GO HAREBALL!!!!!(http://www.getsmile.com/emoticons/energizer-smileys-51935/beer11.gif)(http://www.getsmile.com/emoticons/funny-smileys-68129/clap.gif)

Finished the day with eighteen keeper fluke and five keeper seabass.

Only three more fluking days left in the year.  I'm hoping I can get out on all of them. (but not counting on it)
 


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: hareball on September 07, 2007, 07:34:37 PM
What a great day! Had the chance to fish with guys that are "true" fluke fisherman!! Was great to meet them all and fish with them. TT^

Capt. Joe, thanks so much for the trip ;D
You really know where to put that boat man, the drifts always had fluke. We had many over 20" if I remember right. TT^

I was shaking when that fish came on board. I only caught a glimpse of it at the surface (with legaly blind eyesight) and then had to step back for Capt. Joe to net it. Once on a white deck I was able to get a good look. Capt. Joe had to remove the hook, I was shaking lol...

thanks again w0w o@ w00t



Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: mikeynnj on September 07, 2007, 07:36:14 PM
Nice catch guy's   TT^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: IrishAyes on September 07, 2007, 07:43:21 PM
Ya done good Hareball!!! Hat's off to ya. (http://www.getsmile.com/emoticons/smileys-91853/aiw/hi.gif)


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Hotrod on September 07, 2007, 07:57:03 PM
Great Job Guys!!   Bob.  If anyone deserves a fish like that...it's you!!.

Congrats to you Buddy t^


One more shirt t^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Capt. Mike on September 07, 2007, 08:02:44 PM
WOW

What a great day, again with Capt. Joe, aboard The Irish Ayes. Thank you Capt. Joe for making such a great day possible. It was really nice to get to meet your crew, fish with them, learn from them, laugh with them and of coarse bust balls. AWSOME Job there Hareball, keep up the great work man and save some of these pics for memories. Can't wait for next season... Bob Cole, you are a Fluking machine.
 TT^ t^ TT^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Capt. Mike on September 07, 2007, 08:05:07 PM
Rod, we missed you for the ride in bud. LOL
You would have gone into labor.  >:D


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: hareball on September 07, 2007, 08:09:50 PM
thanks guys TT^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Luna Sea 5 on September 07, 2007, 08:20:03 PM
great catch t^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: bob cole on September 07, 2007, 08:21:52 PM
Great report Capt. Joe and another great day of fishing on the Irish Ayes.
Congratulations Hareball on the doormat. It was a pleasure to see you boat the fish and watch you  afterwords. TT^ TT^
Capt. Mike--it was great to fish with you and Hareball. Hopefully we can do it again. TT^ TT^
THANKS AGAIN CAPT.JOE


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: tigerrose on September 07, 2007, 08:40:43 PM
Great job guys way to put a good catch together so close to the end of the season good luck this weekend and get one more 10# to tell this state to get there s*** together GOOD JOB TIGERROSE


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Pops Soul on September 07, 2007, 10:18:18 PM
Way to go Guy's  t^ Great Report as always Joe
That's 2 good trips Hareball had with you. I think he is going to be a regular TT^ Bob I would welcome you to the ten pounders club but I'm not a member yet 5hrug


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: ped579 on September 07, 2007, 11:31:54 PM
Awesome catch hareball... TT^

Great report and congrats to all.

Happy Catching

Paul


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: almen013 on September 07, 2007, 11:42:53 PM
Nice catch Joe, hope I'm as lucky tomorrow morning when I go out' t^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Ruger314 on September 08, 2007, 12:26:54 AM
Awesome day guys .. Hareball . Congrats official dmat.. nice ..


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: IrishAyes on September 08, 2007, 06:11:55 AM
Bob I would welcome you to the ten pounders club but I'm not a member yet 5hrug

Hi Skip, neither am I.  My best is eight pounds.  One of these days.   t^



Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: mboy on September 08, 2007, 07:31:57 AM
Good job putting them on the fish Joe.
Congrats Bob on a true doormat.
That's awesome!


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: hareball on September 08, 2007, 09:25:05 AM
thanks guys ;D


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: bob cole on September 08, 2007, 02:10:06 PM
AGAIN--Great fish BOB. TT^ TT^
Capt. Mike--my wife did not find any bones in the fillets. w0w


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: hareball on September 08, 2007, 07:37:50 PM
Thanks, Bob!!

you are the man when it comes to catching and fileting fluke TT^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Hotrod on September 08, 2007, 09:07:36 PM
 t^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: IrishAyes on September 08, 2007, 09:31:19 PM
Woohoooooooo.  Great looking shirt!  Can't wait till I qualify for one.  (http://www.getsmile.com/emoticons/smileys-91853/8/superbiggrin.gif)


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: hareball on September 08, 2007, 09:47:10 PM
 TT^ w00t


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Capt. Mike on September 09, 2007, 08:04:56 AM
Nice Shirt Hareball. Keep up the good work, we can use a couple sponsors... LOL

Bob way to fillet those fish man, my knife only needed to be sharpened once after about 60 fillets, those ribbons dulled the blade not the bones, you did not leave any bones for my knife to find.

Hareball for president!!!
Bob Cole for vice president!!!

 TT^ TT^ TT^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Reel Class on September 09, 2007, 10:07:51 AM
Nice job, nice fish!!  TT^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: CapBob on September 09, 2007, 11:52:54 AM
Congrats Hareball..........welcome to Da Doormat Club TT^ TT^ TT^

Keep it away from the Raccoons ::) ::)

Must have been the expert Capt. :o


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: hareball on September 09, 2007, 08:06:23 PM
Congrats Hareball..........welcome to Da Doormat Club TT^ TT^ TT^

Keep it away from the Raccoons ::) ::)

Must have been the expert Capt. :o

Will do ;D

The Captain set:
The date
The time
The course
The speed
The spot
The bait for the crew
The drift/position
Capt. Joe lined it all up and put me in the path of that fish. all I did was observe the way these guys fish and followed thier ways and flukezilla took the baited hook. TT^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: bob cole on September 09, 2007, 08:38:23 PM
THANKS CAPT. MIKE.
It was great to fish with you guys.
Great shirt BOB. It will look good when you are wearing it.
Wish that I caught a 10+lb fish this year.


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Capt. Ed on September 10, 2007, 12:19:36 AM
Congrats Bob on the doormat ... nice job Capt.!

Best wishes,

Capt. Ed


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Pops Soul on September 10, 2007, 09:54:12 AM
Bob Cole you may have not caught a 10 lb fish, but I bet you caught the most fish in pounds through the season t^ That is one good looking shirt


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: hareball on September 10, 2007, 10:20:57 AM
Thanks Capt. Ed t^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: bob cole on September 12, 2007, 05:22:18 PM
Pops Soul,
Thanks, I would like to know how many keepers that I caught this year.
Joe keeps a log and he is going to check it.
I also fished a few times with a couple of other friends and I know how many I had there.
Just want to know.
To bad that it is over. Maybe we will see you out there after the sea bass.


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: IrishAyes on September 12, 2007, 05:30:02 PM
Bob, I just worked up the numbers from my log.  You had 99 keepers this year and I had 98.  You had 24 trips to my 40.  You are the man for high hook per trip. 

Just an FYI.  I keep track of the length of all the keeper fluke we catch. 
Bob, I added the length of all your keeper fish. 1833.5 inches=152.8 feet!  You beat me on that account by 11 inches. 
Total for boat= 8500.5 inches = 708.38 feet


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Capt. Mike on September 12, 2007, 05:36:01 PM
WOW!!!

Those are some stats.

Awesome job guys!!!



Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: hareball on September 12, 2007, 06:30:48 PM
Great job at keeping the records Capt. Joe and great fishing Bob Cole TT^ TT^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Hotrod on September 12, 2007, 08:14:26 PM
Bob, I just worked up the numbers from my log.  You had 99 keepers this year and I had 98.  You had 24 trips to my 40.  You are the man for high hook per trip. 

Just an FYI.  I keep track of the length of all the keeper fluke we catch. 
Bob, I added the length of all your keeper fish. 1833.5 inches=152.8 feet!  You beat me on that account by 11 inches. 
Total for boat= 8500.5 inches = 708.38 feet

It's the "Bob Cole Flick"  With permission I would love to post it.  And I know it works.  I seen his line always getting hit right in between 2 others with the same bait.


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Capt. Mike on September 12, 2007, 08:19:21 PM
I could only catch fish when he was out of water or stuck on something. LOL
I would love to fish with him in the future just not right next to him. LOL
He is too good!!!
 TT^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: bob cole on September 13, 2007, 10:38:57 AM
Hotrod---THANKS ;D,
You are welcome to use it on a video. It is no secret but I know that it catches fish.

Capt Mike,
THANKS. I also would like to fish with you again. Looking forward to next year. TT^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Pops Soul on September 13, 2007, 02:21:31 PM
Joe I have to catch up with you I need to see how you keep your Log, I keep one but know where even close to yours I'm sure t^


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: bentrod on September 13, 2007, 07:24:26 PM
Great catch


Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: IrishAyes on September 13, 2007, 08:12:55 PM
Hi Skip, so you have Microsoft Excel on you computer?  If so, I will send you the log I made for the boat.  I fill this out as we are fishing and then transfer the info into my permanent logbook.



Title: Re: hareball's fluke trip on Irish Ayes
Post by: Pops Soul on September 14, 2007, 09:25:08 AM
Yes Joe I do have Excel. Send away Pal t^ Thank You
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