Posted on September 8th, 2023
It was another hot day today high humidity and unlike the past several days the wind blew some this afternoon. I hit the south jetty for a little bottom fishing and found some short tautog and I got several good reports including a very big flounder and a very big sea bass.
Captain Kane Bounds of the Fish Bound knows where to put folks so they have a chance to catch big flounder and today his mate was one of the lucky anglers. Mate/Captain Kevin Twilley found two very nice flounder under the Fish Bound today that weighed in at 7 pounds and over 9 pounds. Kevin is no stranger to big “flatties” having fished in Massachusetts and caught double digit fish, but even he knows this is a slob down here.
I got another nice report from the bottom fishing fleet that involved a very big sea bass this afternoon too. Andy Fodi and his son Matthew fished the Marine Electric and had 12 mahi and a limit of sea bass that included a stud 5 pound fish.
Ricku Ramesh fished on board Genuinely Reel today with Captain Hershey and had a nice day with the mahi including a nice 38″ fish.
Captain Willie Zimmerman of the RoShamBo had a great overnight trip the other night that saw a limit of blueline tilefish, a blacktip shark, a blue marlin release and three white marlin releases.
Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler had some good sea bass fishing today with a few flounder mixed in with the biggest at 5 pounds.
Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star is back to sea bass fishing for the weekend, but today it was another day of mini mahi.
An unwelcome southerly breeze flowed through the wheelhouse predawn. Spoiled by ‘August extended’ this week, I wasn’t anxious to break the streak of glass-calm days. A bit of wind was all that developed though. Stayed plenty fine and fishable all day.After clearing the inlet we motored on off to my mom’s reef where my old friend, Jamie, surrendered twenty reef blocks to the sea. From there we went mahi hunting.. While yesterday we’d found a bucket, a trap flag with a busted whale swivel that had drifted from way up north; a feed sack with no english at all–just ‘chinese’ written on it, plus 5 balloons; today’s lookouts found no flotsam at all. We fished traditional spots. Worked. Almost everyone had a limit – with Jamie, availing herself a helping of reef builder’s karma, bagging out first. Nice fishing. Tomorrow and Sunday I have sea bass trips; Monday a fluke trip. Have plenty of room on all those. Though Tuesday is sold out we’re back for another round of mahi trips next week – assuming a storm doesn’t turn the ocean. Will post Michael Eversmier’s pics soonest! Cheers Monty
Anglers on the Tortuga fishing out of Bahia Marina had a good time and had a few keeper flounder in the box as well.