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We’ve had a slow pick on small fish every day. No visible bait anywhere we’ve been. But we got 2 more days to find bigger ones. Redfins took most of them . Tougher to eel here but I’m learning the place so we will see. 

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On 9/21/2021 at 8:16 PM, TheLuckyStrike said:

We’ve had a slow pick on small fish every day. No visible bait anywhere we’ve been. But we got 2 more days to find bigger ones. Redfins took most of them . Tougher to eel here but I’m learning the place so we will see. 

Did you find anything bigger? Would love to hear about the trip.

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5 hours ago, SIC34 said:

Did you find anything bigger? Would love to hear about the trip.

Well I’m home and feel like 3 guys beat me within an inch of my life lol. Been to many places but never anything like it. Even though Montauk is not far this place has a different landscape and very challenging situations. To be honest I’m surprised I don’t see stories of fishermen die more often there. The current is nasty, rocks are tough to get on with a big swell. Some are a tease being to far offshore to risk it.  My truck is too wide for some of the access roads so I would walk into spots from further away. The boulders suck to walk on 

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Ankle busters left and right. Most of my outings there was what I refer to as monkey hair in the wash. I threw mostly bigger swimmers , top water, and large Tsunami sand eels. U had to keep plugs moving faster than the norm so u didn’t get hung up but the hits we got were crushing. They were in full commitment when striking the plugs. It was blowing a good clip most trips and u needed the 10 fter and heavy plugs to get the distance. Bucktails yielded small fish so I got away from that . Got some better fish in the 20+ pound class on day 3 and 4. We had no monsters but it was a blast. It was a ton of work but it was like fishing in Jurassic park.  My best producer was a Mike’s large darter. Second would be the Tsunami sand eel 8 inch believe it or not. Top water came in last

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There was no bait visible until our last outing Thursday morning and that was the only skunk of the trip go figure. We didn’t run into another fisherman the entire trip. I spoke with John from Twin Maples on the last day and he said hasn’t been many surf guys out this year . We did 2 trips a day in wetsuits from Sunday thru Thursday. 3 am until 9 in the water and 5pm till 11 all different spots, all sides, and it’s truly a special place for guys like us. It’s worth the effort for guys really into this. If u like to drink and fish forget it lmao 

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I’m sure there’s things I’m forgetting but I wanted to make sure I passed this along. Go with at least a buddy. Solo is a no go here unless u obviously know the place well. And  I skish still. U couldn’t pay me enough to do that there. The seals are there on every spot I went to yet not overwhelming. There would always be 1 or 2 I would see. I didn’t lose any fish to them but definitely some close calls. Had one blow on my rock when he didn’t get my fish and started climbing on my rock. I bailed and I think he enjoyed watching me tuck tail back to the beach lol

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, TheLuckyStrike said:

Ankle busters left and right. Most of my outings there was what I refer to as monkey hair in the wash. I threw mostly bigger swimmers , top water, and large Tsunami sand eels. U had to keep plugs moving faster than the norm so u didn’t get hung up but the hits we got were crushing. They were in full commitment when striking the plugs. It was blowing a good clip most trips and u needed the 10 fter and heavy plugs to get the distance. Bucktails yielded small fish so I got away from that . Got some better fish in the 20+ pound class on day 3 and 4. We had no monsters but it was a blast. It was a ton of work but it was like fishing in Jurassic park.  My best producer was a Mike’s large darter. Second would be the Tsunami sand eel 8 inch believe it or not. Top water came in last

Mike's darter, always in the load out there lol

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Yep, it's a special place if you like to fish hard. I'll be staying at Twin Maples again starting Saturday...  Can't wait. Sounds like a great trip LS, glad you enjoyed it. Now, let's bring on the new moon!!

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Sounds like you had a great time! Been there several times and it's really one of the coolest, most bassy places for a surfcaster. It beats you up pretty good but the reward usually makes it worth it. 

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14 hours ago, TheLuckyStrike said:

There was no bait visible until our last outing Thursday morning and that was the only skunk of the trip go figure. We didn’t run into another fisherman the entire trip. I spoke with John from Twin Maples on the last day and he said hasn’t been many surf guys out this year . We did 2 trips a day in wetsuits from Sunday thru Thursday. 3 am until 9 in the water and 5pm till 11 all different spots, all sides, and it’s truly a special place for guys like us. It’s worth the effort for guys really into this. If u like to drink and fish forget it lmao 

I am surprised you did not see anyone fishing since there  were two large crews of hard core fishermen. 

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