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Title: Doormat
Post by: Fisherman120 on June 05, 2017, 04:26:11 PM
I started fluking a week before the season officially started this year and so far it's been really slow. Have caught some keepers and 18 inch fish(it's 19 in NY) but the action has been really slow and we haven't had any decent sized fish. Overall, it's been bad and inconsistent.

There hasn't been much fish around, have had bad weather, bad conditions, etc. Our best trip was 3 fish each between my dad and I. Thankfully, today, the stars aligned. Got down with my dad at a good time this morning to fish the outgoing and I had a 17 inch fish my first cast. We were getting bit most casts, as was another guy by us. They were all 14-17 inches. I went down the beach a little to try a certain dropoff that produces, and on my first cast I lost something big. I had it on for about 5 seconds, felt like I was stuck but I felt the headshake + she took drag. Sucked to lose her, definitley was the biggest fish of the year for me. About 5 minutes afterwards I hear my dad screaming like a little girl and the guy by him say "That's the biggest fluke I've ever seen!" so I had to go running down. I was greeted by a beautiful doormat fluke, caught on a half ounce chartreuse bucktail with a 4 inch white mullet. She measured about 30 inches and was fairly fat. I wanted to release the fish, but the decision was up to my dad and he wanted to give it away to someone who would use it. I'm glad he did because the fish ended up weighing more then I expected. After a few pictures, more fishing(we dropped 2 keepers right in front of us in the water) we went to the baitshop and got it weighed. She wind up being 11.4 lbs. Here are some pictures.
(http://i.imgur.com/OgJwZbN.jpg)
(https://scontent.fewr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18921867_1623212941031693_2638960950366621971_n.jpg?oh=a2c36c56cf24e6869699a6d8b6b87964&oe=59E55FF8)
(https://scontent.fewr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18920216_1623266634359657_6952889876204850359_n.jpg?oh=fd2a771b8e14de3c2e4a7d7e9469382a&oe=59DDED73)


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: fluke - u on June 05, 2017, 04:28:37 PM
 t^ ... Congrats ...  chrz


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: BigAl13 on June 05, 2017, 04:39:35 PM
 t^


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: Hotrod on June 05, 2017, 05:42:07 PM
 msfsh


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: IrishAyes on June 05, 2017, 05:48:52 PM
 w00t w00t clp clp chrz


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: Takes Prizoners on June 05, 2017, 06:36:05 PM
 cfzd now that's a fish  TT^


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: SouthPaw on June 05, 2017, 07:51:51 PM
nice job TT^


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: Pops Soul on June 05, 2017, 07:54:30 PM
AWESOME  Fish Paul Congrats w00t


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: paul-e on June 05, 2017, 11:40:27 PM
 clp chrz


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: gymrat987654321 on June 06, 2017, 08:20:39 AM
Wow nice fish! and from shore too!


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: Down Deep Fleet on June 06, 2017, 09:14:27 AM
Great report Chris. Congrats to dad, well done  t^


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: Still Running on June 06, 2017, 09:28:39 AM
 t^  clp


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: Treebeard on June 06, 2017, 11:18:47 AM
Amazing fish anywhere.. cfzd  much less from the Surf.. congrats Paul!!  Make sure you remind Dibbs of it every 3 minutes when we fish together   TT^


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: wb on June 06, 2017, 12:25:28 PM
 thud

nice


Title: Re: Doormat
Post by: jetty jumper on November 20, 2017, 11:09:20 PM
Sweet fish congrats  chrz
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