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  1. Accurist in box. Flipping switch. Great fluke reel. Sells for$100. Pickup for $75 Suffolk County, Long Island or will ship for whatever shipping costs.
  2. I've reserved a spot in the Helen H inshore Nantucket fluke trip back in March. I think the vessel spec'd for this trip is F/V Angler. The site used to have vessel profiles on it but it looks like they've removed all such references. Does any have any insight to this vessel? It helps to know the vessel in order to get some idea of what sort of arrangements I will make for the trip. Thanks. P.S. I called them but I got a voicemail and I'm itching for any info asap.
  3. As the the title states, who has one and how do you fish it? I'm curious, as a learning experience, as to how people are setting it up for fluke, tog and striped bass. Especially if you're from the cape or long island, montauk, jersey... What test braid are you using for each specific species. What are you finding it can handle real world in terms of sinker weight, diamond jigs... I appreciate Kil's perspective, but he also may be fishing a different technique and I'd like to know how it's working out for others.
  4. I am a college engineering student so I really like making things rather than spending money on them as money is tight at the moment. i was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to make teasers that go on the popular bucktail rigs when fishing for flounder. I know people make their own bucktails but is there a way to make the teasers that go on the second hook? Thank you all for any ideas.
  5. I have been fishing for fluke but just recent hear about using a bucktail with a teaser. i always just used a sinker and a single hook with the a strip of squid. I am sure there are all different kinds of rigs that people use. Which one do rig do you use? Are there any other kinds of rigs that you think are better than using a bucktail and a teaser?
  6. I was looking thru a Mepps catalog I got the other day and saw these called Flying C. Made for West Coast salmon fishing but my mind went right to fluke & weakfish! Tons of colors & combos. 5/8s & 7/8s weight. Treble or single hook. Single hook is a Permasteel hook and I think the hook is replaceable. I was thinking maybe a squid strip or some GULP. Any West Coast folk out there tried these? How do they hold up with saltwater? Any strength issues? I did order some so I'll try em myself.
  7. Getting jigs made up for this season if anyone is interested. Up to 1.5oz
  8. Interested in picking up all-purpose rigs I can wield from the kayak to catch schoolie sized stripers, weakfish, and fluke with. I'd also be using these in land-based backwater situations. I'm a spinning reel guy, but only because that's what I use all the time. I wouldn't rule out a conventional setup. I'm in South Jersey but can help with shipping for non-local deals. I'm thinking of a setup that can throw light (3/8 oz.) bucktails and jigs, but also throw up to, I don't know 1+ oz. Something that would take 15-20 lb. braid nicely, have enough feel to work the light bucktail for fluke while having enough backbone to handle the occasional nice-sized bass. I'd consider the right 8' setup or down to 6'6". I don't need anything crazy nice/expensive and I'm not terribly picky. I have kids that like to fish and we need general purpose gear, so I'm looking for value. A decent, lasting setup at a decent price, or a known cheap but properly functioning setup at a cheap price.
  9. I'm looking to buy a new fluke spinning rod. I'm between the St. Croix Premier 7mh fast action, the St. Croix Triumph 7mh fast action, the Lamiglass black inshore 7mh fast action, the Dark matter 7mh fast action and the Jigging world nexus 7mh fast action all spinning rods. I'm going to be pairing it with a Shimano Shpheros sw 4000. Right now I have a tsunami classic. Or if you have any other suggetions that would be great.
  10. I’m taking my friend fishing tomorrow from our kayaks. We were going to hit the triangle around Eaton’s neck for fluke. We don’t fish the north shore often but we wanted to switch things up. I’m not looking for anyone to give up their honey holes but would we be in the right area? There seems to be a lot of depth changes around that area. Also if anyone who fishes out there often can offer any details about surf/chop I know the sound is usually pretty tame in the bays. If we’re completely off with our plan any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. -Mike
  11. I live about an hour W-NW of the closest good access to the salt. I love plugging the freshwater and salt, and have spent most of my time fishing for bass in both biomes (largemouth and striped in case there's any confusion). I love simplicity, so my observations from years of fishing the Cape Cod Canal (I'm a transplanted MA boy) led me to see that whenever stripers were being caught, I could catch them on my Bomber Long-A. It's remained my go-to for many years. I've begun to diversify my interests (being away from the canal will do that) and I'm looking to occasionally eat some fish. So I want to target fluke. We'd eat fluke, bluefish (a bit grudgingly), and the occasional striper. In lurking around here and reading the NJ Fishing reports, I've come to the following conclusions about fishing way down here in S. Jersey, an in particular trying to put together a starter pack of knowledge for fluke fishing: 1. If you have a yak, you should get out back (particularly here in South Jersey). 2. Find some places with 8' or more depth, other than that kind of use my striper instincts as a general rule when deciding "does this place seem fishy?" [Dropoffs near sod banks seem like a good option] 3. Contrasting with my experience in the canal with stripers, daylight doesn't matter for fluke. 4. For fluke I can get away with using my more sturdy freshwater tackle, though a 7'+ medium action rod with a 2500 sized reel and 10' braid would be good (Christmas list). 5. There's not much use plugging if wanting to maximize my chances of catching fluke. 6. Use a bucktail (1/2 oz., but since right now I only have heavier I am encouraged some guys are catching on bigger) tipped with gulp bait or fresh baitfish, and a teaser with something shiny and slightly different. I've seen guys with their teaser 12-18" up. 7. If I transition to targeting stripers more out front as the water cools this Fall, check out bugs (use a med size split shot a foot or so above a 5/0 hook w/ a few bugs on it for this). My kids are always catching the sand crabs anyway, might as well put some to use. One other thing I've been interested in the past,and which resurfaced when seeing the rigs guys are using for fluke, is how versatile bucktails are. As a long-time plugger I've only dabbled with them for stripers (I bought a few from someone one this site who makes them) and never caught (just tipped with pork rind, and I didn't really know how to fish them, and I wasn't real confident with them which can torpedo the effort in my experience), but I'm super interested in transitioning to "bucktails for everything approach" due to their versatility. I'm just looking to be pushed one way or the other on this (that's a terrible idea. or it can totally be done with great success). So, is my list on target? Any big holes in it so far? Thanks in advance. Tight lines.
  12. Hey Everyone, Just seeing if there was anyone in lower Rhode Island area that would maybe like connect. Just picked up my first Hobie kayak to get my feet off the shore. Looking to possibly locate others to get out there and fish with.
  13. Took 4 inch rubber tube baits in white placed them on a jig head and one on the drop loop..But I loaded them with fish oil vitamin capsules.. They made the tube baits very productive...Destroyed a dozen tubes because of the Blue but who cares as long as you are getting hits.. Guys try it and you will be sharing your fish oil vitamins with the fish.. Everyone keep your distance and stay healthy..
  14. Looking for a 2000-4000 series spinning reels for fluke fishing. If you don’t have Daiwa or shimano reels what do you have in that range? Thank you.
  15. For sale are 12 packs brand new and on used. Assorted colors, salmon, blue fusion, new penny, pink shine, nuclear chicken. $90 shipped.
  16. So, I've been on a homemade sushi kick this season, and this was a dish I made a few weeks ago. The basic technique is to briefly salt the fillets, then layer them between sheets of kombu (kelp seaweed) to cure for several hours. This method adds a subtle depth of flavor to the delicate flesh of the fluke. For those of you into sushi, I highly recommend this method for fluke, tog, etc.
  17. Anyone have any time on these rods that can really give a good opinion. Was looking for the 7’ MHF Avid inshore spinner for fluke and tog. Occasional Striped bass. Only had the heavy. Ended up going with the same rated Legend Tournament Inshore. Is it sensitive enough for fluke? Can these handle Striped Bass? Or is it more of a schoolie rod and it will get manhandled by a good 30lber or 15lb blue fish? This is all boat fishing tossing bucktails, kastmasters, Diamond jigs. Also, I’ve heard way too many St Croix horror stories. Should I be worried?
  18. Want to have a rod built for fluking from shore and occasional casting to bluefish/ striper or albie etc. Want an 8-8.5ft max length but want a 2 piece (60-40 or 70-30 split) so I can fit it in my tdi golf easier. I tried out the Century ss1025 but it felt a little too whipey/ light and not able to throw 2- 2.5oz if needed as the rod specs say... will pair with a VR50 spooled with 17lb braid. Any thoughts on having a ss1025 blank tip cut down to like 8ft or 8'2" to make it a little stiffer to impart better action on the jig? Open to to other blank suggestions. I tried the ODM Frontier x 8ft 6 but it was too heavy (action and the factory rod build weight). The ODM DNA 9ft is a bit closer in action (however too fast maybe) but its 9ft. Thoughts on cutting the butt end down by 6 inches could be an idea perhaps? I want to be able to throw 1/4oz -2.5 with the primary range of 1/2oz -2. Last I heard about the Weapon... are they all 1pc though? I just got a Star VPR (pictured below) and fished Jersey with it last week. Right weighted rod for the vr50 but action was a bit heavier than I would like. Cheers
  19. Fished once. Seagate 20 with 15lb jbraid. Tsunami classic 7’ XH rated 20-40lb. Used for a few drifts in montauk. Picked It up for friends to use. No longer needed. Washed down. Box included. $215 or best offer picked up in Queens/Nassau
  20. Lost several Bucktails fishing structure off (a jetty). Is there a particular rig that is least likely to get stuck on rocks and other bottom structure? What would you use for Fluke?
  21. The Old Man passed away Monday. He would have been 85 in August. The older guys down at Giglios knew Ted Wheeler as “Ten Pound Ted”. Whenever Dad had some free time, he went fishing. He grew up in Hoquiam, Washington, which is on Grays Harbor, which opens up to the Pacific. Fishing in the northwest corner of Washington state was mostly done on inland rivers and streams for Cutthroat, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout and Salmon and away from the surf. Back in the '40s and '50s, hardly anyone fished the Washington State Pacific surf. The surf was too big and the first break was a mile or more out to sea and probably nobody knew there were any fish in the swirling whitewash. Ted’s Old-Man Roy (my grandfather) must have gotten anxious waiting for the Steelhead or Cutthroat Trout season to start, or he got bored of throwing spinners at Dolly Varden Trout, (Steelhead and Dolly Varden were the Striper and Bluefish equivalents, in that order, of Pacific Northwest streams and rivers), so he took my dad to the beach to find something to fish for. Dad always claimed his father discovered that you can catch Surf Perch on those huge Pacific Beaches with a piece of clam, which is what they did when they needed to fish, and the trout and salmon seasons were closed. When Dad was in the US Army he did not have much time to fish. After the Army he went to Clemson and found out you can catch trout in the streams of some of the Appalachian foot hills. On one of his trips, his fishing buddy, a 270 pound offensive guard for the Tigers was bitten by a cottonmouth. Dad said he couldn’t get the guy to leave and go to the hospital because the Football player was not going to let a snake bite ruin his fishing trip. In 1970 “Ten Pound Ted” moved to Little Silver and stayed there until Hurricane Sandy forced him and mom to move to Shady Oaks. After a long stretch of little or no fishing while in the Army or college, or starting a career and family, moving to the “Jersey Shore” in 1970 allowed him to fish whenever he wanted to, and he did. He would tell you the trout and salmon fishing was better on the West Coast but the surf fishing was better on the East Coast. Dad probably went 10 years before he caught his first Striped bass. It was not for lack of trying. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Stripers were extremely rare. When he wanted to catch “a fish”, any fish, he would usually take me. When we wanted to catch bluefish and probably a weakfish or two, we would drive to the Monmouth Beach Club Jetty and wait for the Bluefish to trap the spearing, tinker mackerel and other baitfish in the northside corner of the jetty. If not the Monmouth Beach Jetty then Tradewinds, or the Asphalt Jetty, or Surfrider or any of the other jetties up to the Hook, that are now mostly covered with sand. When the fish were stacked up on the Ocean Avenue sea wall, and the birds were diving just on the other side, we would scale the wall with our fiberglass polls, Penn reels and Hopkins or treble hooks. If my mother knew at the time, as an 11 year old, dad let me climb down the ocean-side of the sea wall, with waves crashing, to gaff a twelve pound weakfish stuck in the rocks, she would have killed my father for letting me do that. There was a run of “Tide Runner” weakfish back in the early eighties. The Monmouth Beach Car Toppers would bring in fish close to 20 lbs. and occasionally those fish would come in close enough to catch from the wall. I remember the old man hooked into one that nearly pulled him off the wall, which easily would have killed him. That fish ended up lost in the rocks buts we had fun. If the blues and weakfish weren’t running, and at a time when Striper Fishing was mostly futile, we would find other species to catch. Dad liked a good tasting fish so we went out for blackfish a lot on the local jetties. That’s when he started making his own sinkers for easy breakoffs. The jetties in Northern Monmouth County were usually productive though those blackfish were usually on the small size. We also fished Sandy Hook for blackfish a lot. Our favorite place was where that large chunk of white concrete stuck out of the sand at low tide. Besides some decent sized blackfish, those rocks produced kingfish and the occasional sea bass. If it wasn’t bluefish, weakfish or blackfish, fluke were a good diversion in the middle of the summer. I remember hiking up to the tip of the hook at 6:00 AM with him and then sprinting when we noticed the thousands of mosquitos we attracted while crossing through the swampy parts of the dunes. The huge ships that passed within casting distance in the Sandy Hook channel were always impressive. By the time the Stripers had recovered and catching one wasn’t so rare, I was involved in too many high school sports to fish for them, or was in college, or lived in the city. When Dad retired in the 1990s he was in his full fishing glory. He could still hop the rocks, walk miles of sand, or just stand at the end of Peninsula Avenue in Sea Bright to fish and “shoot the breeze” with guys with funny nicknames. His nick name was “Ten Pound Ted” because he couldn’t catch a striper that weighed more than 10 pounds. Dad’s retirement and the peak years of the Striper cycle lined up perfectly. He had the most time to fish when there were the most fish to be caught. His “retirement” from fishing was long and enjoyable and in stages. First he stopped going on the rocks, and hung up his cleats. A few years later he stopped wading in the surf and hung up his waders. As he got older, Dad stuck to the inside and liked to fish Peninsula Ave and then Branchport Park, where he probably did more talking than fishing. Finally, visiting Giglios, having a coffee and cigarette, and listening to fishing stories was his version of a fishing trip. When I moved to the Jersey Shore in 2009, my 20 year hiatus from fishing was over. The old man of course had collected tons of equipment over the years and he was pretty happy to hand it all over to me instead of letting it collect dust in the garage. I still use his Penn 700 series reels, which he always swore by, and the rod Jim Cousins gave him as well as any number of plugs and lures. These last few years, the closest Dad could get to the fish was to ask me how the fishing was. I would show him a phone picture of a fish I caught, or tell him the “black ducks of death” had landed out front and it was over for the season. Even in his last few days Dad wanted to know if I was catching anything. He liked to fish calicos and sand bugs in July and August. I told him I’ve been floating bugs just off the drop and had a few hits earlier in the week. He liked the sound of that. -------- A Memorial Gathering will take place at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701, on Thursday July 18, 2019 from 4-8PM. A Memorial Mass will take place at 9:30AM on Friday July 19, 2019 at St. James RC Church in Red Bank.
  22. Hello everyone...Im looking for recommendations for a fluking spinning rod to be used off the surf, inlet, or jetty. Length probably 7' or under. The type of fishing I'll be doing will be jigging bucktails off the bottom. My budget for this rod is under $100. Under $75 would be even better. What do you guys recommend?
  23. Looking for some recommendations on a surf rod for bucktailing summer flounder from the open beach. Something in the 8’ range that won’t break the bank too bad. Mostly throw 3/4 to 1 oz bucktails with a teaser. Thanks
  24. Selling a ton of my extra gulps. Amazing fluke baits (as pretty much everyone knows by now). I have 8 packs of 5 inch jerk shads (5 cts), all in sapphire shine color, and 13 packs total of 3 inch gulp shrimp (6 cts)- 7 in pearl white/chartreuse, 5 in natural color and and 1 in molting color. I'll do $80 for all 21 bags shipped (about $3.80 a bag), or $4 a bag +$4 shipping if split up. PayPal or venmo accepted.
  25. Looking to do some kayak back bay flounder fishing this year. I see quite a few hobie peddle kayaks doing it but not as many paddle. Is it a pain to bucktail out of a SOT paddle kayak? A lot of times the channels are narrow and feel that the paddle might be in my hands more than the rod