JHbowhunter Posted May 31, 2022 Share Posted May 31, 2022 (edited) Got up 3am to meet @Buck154at Shark River Hills marina by 5. Well he got called into work and was low on sleep but we got his boat launched 6am. With great weather headed 17 miles E to the SR Reef for seabass. Plan was a quick limit there then come back inside for fluke limit. Seabass fishing was as bad I have seen. Lots of boats most of the big party boats and very few catching. I put first keeper in the box but that would be the only one for me. Nothing was working. Several moves both drifting and on anchor. Finally John broke out his 4’ ultralight and over a period of several more hours he put 13 keepers in the box. It was now around 12:30 pm and we decided to hit on spot about 5 miles off inlet and in spite of brisk S winds we were BOTH able to quickly finish off the seabass limit putting 6 more in the box. I was happy to make a contribution again. Oh and I also got a really nice ling on bucktail. By about 3:30 or 4pm we were back in inlet and started picking away at fluke. John getting 3 to my 1 on his ultralight. However - every fish I caught was a quality fish with 3 overs and one slot to 21.5 “. John got 1 over size as well. So all we got to keep was a 19.5, 21.5 and a 17.25. After over an hour of cleaning fish and boat we were on our way home by 8:15 pm! Long day about to get longer. Parkway traffic added 45 minutes to my ride so I did not get home until 10:40pm. Got to bed midnight. Edited May 31, 2022 by JHbowhunter Buck154, Buckeyes11, Cousin Brown and 20 others 19 4 16 3/4” Live Fluke Release Club Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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