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#1 mikemud3

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Posted May 15 2012 - 6:24 PM


So I want to know what is the biggest Fluke anyone on the town tavern forum has caught. What kind of tackle were you using and was it in deep water . Did you use circle hooks.How much test line. Did you use braid and Florocarbon leader? Did you use a bait casting reel like Abu-Garcia 6500C3 and what kind of material and what line test? Where did you catch that monster?



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#2 Sharkey N Sons

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Posted May 15 2012 - 6:29 PM

8 pounder.

Penn 310 reel on a Penn Mariner rod

50lb test green power pro with a 40lb Ande mono leader of about 3 feet.

3 oz bucktail with a squid strip

60 feet of water from a boat

Somewhere off the coast of RI


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Posted May 15 2012 - 6:35 PM

About .5 grams and well over an inch. Caught it off a piece of Watercress in a chicken salad sandwich at 500/600 ft above sea level. Nasty little **** he was...


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Posted May 15 2012 - 6:36 PM

About .5 grams and well over an inch. Caught it off a piece of Watercress in a chicken salad sandwich at 500/600 ft above sea level. Nasty little **** he was...


undoubtedly a pesky critter to say the least....


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Posted May 15 2012 - 6:51 PM

Here is a picture of one I caught next week.

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Posted May 15 2012 - 6:51 PM


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8 pounder.
Penn 310 reel on a Penn Mariner rod
50lb test green power pro with a 40lb Ande mono leader of about 3 feet.
3 oz bucktail with a squid strip
60 feet of water from a boat
Somewhere off the coast of RI



wow that's a nice fish . I did hear that if you want the big ones then go deep like you did. What color bucktail? Did you get him while on a head boat?  Are you going out this year for Fluke?



 



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Posted May 15 2012 - 7:03 PM

wow that's a nice fish . I did hear that if you want the big ones then go deep like you did. What color bucktail? Did you get him while on a head boat?  Are you going out this year for Fluke?

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Regular white bucktail with red.

No headboats. Not ever.

I had my own boats for years but am currently without so no, I won't be doing much fluking from my canoe...:D


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Posted May 15 2012 - 7:23 PM

Just shy of 9 pounds. Drifting eels, slack tide, the eel dragged the bottom and BAM!
30# test Stren and a Mustad 92553BL 6/0.

Got three big fluke that day just a few minutes apart.


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Posted May 15 2012 - 7:27 PM

est 60lbs. 350ft, Custom Boat Rod - Penn 50W spooled with 50lb ande mono and 12ft of 200lb floro leader. 16.0 Circle Hook with false albacore head for bait.

The mate lost it on the gaff at boatside...









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Posted May 15 2012 - 7:43 PM


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Just shy of 9 pounds. Drifting eels, slack tide, the eel dragged the bottom and BAM!
30# test Stren and a Mustad 92553BL 6/0.
Got three big fluke that day just a few minutes apart.



Do you use a structure recorder & GPS like Lowrance?



 



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Posted May 15 2012 - 7:44 PM


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est 60lbs. 350ft, Custom Boat Rod - Penn 50W spooled with 50lb ande mono and 12ft of 200lb floro leader. 16.0 Circle Hook with false albacore head for bait.
The mate lost it on the gaff at boatside...
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So how were the bluefin thatt day


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Posted May 15 2012 - 7:45 PM

No weight measured. 36 inches. POS rod. POS reel. Mono line. I was 14.


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Posted May 15 2012 - 7:48 PM

Here is a picture of one I caught next week.

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Nice Derrick, is that a Senko?


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Posted May 15 2012 - 7:52 PM

My biggest is only 7.2 pounds, caught out of Fire Island inlet in around 45 to 50 feet of water on a Bucktail tipped with Squid/Spearing.................. I will beat that this year though...... :(


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Posted May 15 2012 - 7:54 PM

I caught a 20' fluke this past Saturday on chartreuese gulp.


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