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Hit the salt this morning....

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Met my friend Richard down at the dock this morning at 4:30 for a trip around Newport on his center console. Started off throwing topwater for Stripers and Blues. Landed about half a dozen nice bass that were an inch short from keeping (and one that was 1/2 inch short).We got one that was 30"..... Kept a few big Blues, and missed a ton more fish that would boil on the popper, but wouldn't commit.

After the topwater bite cooled off we started a drift going for some Fuke. I ended up catching 5 keepers while my buddy Richard and his friend caught 6 apiece.

Nothing like fresh Fluke for lunch and Bass on the grille for dinner...  

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Would like to try grilling those on my grill! FRESH is a real relative word when you live as far as I do from any salt water :P...

                               As Ever,

                                skillet

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I sometimes wish I lived closer to the ocean.  Then I remember the hurricanes.  ;)

Kidding?  Shoot, post hurricane,....easiest fishing ever.  Just bend over and pick them up off the lawn,lol.

Way to hit them Matt, I think I'll be out tomorrow, waiting to hear from Capt. Bob.

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Was great today until the wind quit at 9:30. Completely flat water=not good for fluke drifting. But anyway....

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It doesn't get much better than a fried flounder sandwhich......

Nice fish.

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Traitor >:(

;D

Hmm...Tracker or Mako....Tracker or Mako...Tracker.......or....Mako?

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Nice fish, it's an asset to be able to take advantage of the salt from time to time. I get hounded every time that I go to one of the local tackle stores around here. They sell some bass stuff but they try to get me to convert to salt water. I ask them, what's hard about saltwater catfishing? Drop some bait on a wreck and wait. It's fun sometimes but bassfishing is where it's at.

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It's fun sometimes but bassfishing is where it's at.

I dunno.... I miss that rush of tossing that big 1oz plug into the surf and having a 10lb Bluefish hammer it.  :) 8-)

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Nice fish, it's an asset to be able to take advantage of the salt from time to time. I get hounded every time that I go to one of the local tackle stores around here. They sell some bass stuff but they try to get me to convert to salt water. I ask them, what's hard about saltwater catfishing? Drop some bait on a wreck and wait. It's fun sometimes but bassfishing is where it's at.

Someone's needs a Tuna or Bluefish on light gear ;)

Bottom pounding is only 1 of MANY, MANY aspects of saltwater angling from 30-40 lb stripers on flies and Blues outside your back door balling up bait to 1000lb tuna on 18'-21' boats where the boat/captain are as important as the angler/rod.

Quite honestly, it's a whole different realm (but so is the cost)

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