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Is this a good setup for Fluke?

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Next year, I want to try gulp mullet for fluke. I was wondering, will this setup work? Or do you guys do something different? What I'm planning on doing, is having my main line, 30 lb braid, tied to a swivel, then having 2-3 feet of 30 lb mono, and tying the end of my leader to a snap or directly to the jig head I will have the gulp on.

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For the best fishing for Fluke IMO is from a boat. Reason being you want your bait,Gulb,Bucktails ETC Moving.If you ever fished from a boat for Fluke you know they don't anchor they drift.

 

I have caught my share of Fluke from the shore using pretty much the same rig as your talking about but I put the sinker on the bottom of the rig. I then tie on 1 or 2 fluke hooks ( Kahle ) with a teaser on it,

 

I then attatch the gulp to the teaser hook. Most important is you want the line to be taught & always keep it moving. You will catch if you dead stick ( Just cast out & put the rod in a rod holder ) but not half of what you will if you cast out & Slowly reel back in. Also remember you'll need to hold bottom with your sinker so you may need to adjust the weight you are using..............

 

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For the best fishing for Fluke IMO is from a boat.

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???:huh:

 

There's plenty of good flukin' to be had from shore. As far as a moving bait, ever hear of cast and retrieve?

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The rig sounds great. Id forget the swivel and tie direct with a "crazy alberto"

 

Not sure about the gulp. Ive had lousy luck with it vs. squid. In a pinch would be my advice.

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???:huh:

There's plenty of good flukin' to be had from shore. As far as a moving bait, ever hear of cast and retrieve?

 

Why don't you go back & read my post again!

 

Quote " but not half of what you will if you cast out & Slowly reel back in." :huh:

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For the best fishing for Fluke IMO is from a boat.

 

I do 95-99% of my fluke fishing from the shore, but I would agree 100% the best fluke fishing is from a boat. Especially if you are after bigger fish.

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the biggest youll get from shore is about 18-19" and thats most likely gonna be youre only one for the trip. the rest will be shorts. some people get real lucky and pull big fluke from shore but i have yet to do that. from a party boat you its still hard to catch a keeper being that the limit is 18" but you have a shot at a 5-10 lber. however sharpies always seem to catch their limit of fluke or close to it which boggles my mind.

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Thats set up will be fine. If you have a lighter set up with 15-20lb braid that would allow you to cast even further. I fluke fish from the boat, in the bay I use a light spinning set up with 10lb braid and a 20lb mono leader. I go with as small as a lead head as I can hold bottom with most of the time 1/2oz I use the kalins head, they nice sharp hooks which stick well. The gulp mullet are good, but I also love the gulp shrimp's 3" they kill! Its great going out on the boat for a few hours and not have to worry about bait a few packs of gulp get it done.

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the biggest youll get from shore is about 18-19" and thats most likely gonna be youre only one for the trip.

 

There are tons of 18-19" fish in the surf. You can catch NY keepers and fish up to 24" from shore. I have only seen one fish bigger than 24" in the surf in the past 20 years. The last few years were terrible around here for larger fish, although I did manage two fish over 20.5" this year one day, which was nice, too bad I couldn't get out there more. As far as fish 5lbs and up go, a boat is definitely the best bet. The fish that come in closest to the shore are more athletic and less fat - I notice that deeper water fish are much, much fatter.

 

 

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