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Avoiding Sea Robins

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Tried to catch a few fluke yesterday, but the Sea Robins were out of control. I changed locations many time but they always found me. Changed bait from live to gulp/rubber and even metal but the robins never stopped. There were fluke but I believe the robins just kept beating them to the bait. I was catching 15-20 robins for every fluke bite (usually shorts). Sea Robin strips just turned them on even worst. Tried a big snapper and the robins just hung on to the bait has I reeled in, they could not even fit it in their mouth, but they tried over and over again. I finally gave up.

I was just wondering if there are tricks out there to avoid the birds?

 

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Fish for Blues or Bass. You will not catch a Robin. 
I get keeper fluke by accident and haven’t caught one Bird this season.

Look up the proven fluke method from shore on here, long thread maybe this will help you.

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Don't curse the darkness, turn on a light!  Nothing wrong with eating Sea Robins.  Like any other fish, properly prepared they're very good.  It's a common table fish in Europe.

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If you invite me to the Sea Robin spot, I will take care of them but seriously if you do find them, you may want to move to a new spot for fluke. I love to catch Sea Robin when fluke and other fish are not biting. They are good eating fish when you store them well in a ice cold cooler before taking them home. I agree that the Sea Robin will attack your offerings before the fluke. 

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I have eaten them and they are Ok, but not fluke. I fish a lot and I have never seen so many and all large ones. 

 

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22 hours ago, ghost said:

I have eaten them and they are Ok, but not fluke. I fish a lot and I have never seen so many and all large ones. 

 

Eat em.   Save and salt the belly for strips.  Use the racks for crab bait.

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I donno, I think sea robin and fluke reside the same space. So I think if you find a place with sea robin, there is bound to be fluke around(maybe I am wrong).

 

The other day I went out and can't find crap for the life of me, except small scups and bait fish.

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