We set sail at 7:30 sharp from Center Yacht Club in Center Moriches. There were 40 fares onboard ready for some action with local Fluke.
Captain James decided to hit the ocean first as the tide wasn’t right for the morning in the bay. So we sailed east for about an hour to hit a few of the dredge holes. On the way out we saw a ton of bunker pods just swimming around. Every now and again you saw a wave go through them. They looked like Blue Fish but you never know what it could be. We even saw some dolphins feeding on one or two pods.
When the engine slowed, I took a count of the draggers out there. I counted 17 of them with in my sight distance. Insane. How do these fish have a chance of survival if these guys are out there every day dredging the bottom of the ocean? But that is a conversation for another day.
We started fishing and within minutes we heard Fish On! Nice 5 pound fluke came over. We had no drift but the action continued with Sea Bass and Trigger mixing in. We hit a few other areas in the ocean and all spots had similar action. We finished the day in the bay on both east and west cuts of the inlet with some nice action with the Fluke. The day ended with over 100 fluke with 20 keepers to 7 pounds, 80 Sea Bass with 50 keepers to 4.5 pounds, and about 30 Triggers to 5 pounds. In all, this is more than anyone could ask for when it comes to a day of fishing.
Tommy, Caroline, and Bill were fantastic, on top of anything we needed. They had a busy day with 40 fares and the amount of fish they had to filet. Top notch operation with a great crowed of people. Get out this weekend if you have the time as Summer has hit the back stretch heading towards the fall. I’m figuring this action to continue through the middle of September at best so get out there for some of the Rosie Mixed bag trips. They will not disappoint.