02 Sep Fluke and Bluefish Combo
First-timers Samantha and Isabella along with their grandparents Al and Carol got into multiple bluefish blitzes that yielded fish on both poppers and trolling. They were also treated to an extended visit with one of the large pods of dolphins that have been roaming the western Long Island Sound. Near the end of the trip they switched over fluke and had two keepers in 27ft of water.
The size of the bluefish are ranging from 3-4 pounds to well over 12 pounds. Blitzes seem to be occurring at any time during the day. There are more and more striped bass mixing in every day. However, it can be hard to get past the bluefish. The fluke bite is quite good provided you stay away from the dolphins. The pods either eat or chase away anything in the water! No matter what, they are fun to watch and there are loads of moms and calves.
We expected this bite to keep going indefinitely. The water is starting to cool and the days are getting shorter. We are already seeing signs that the migration into our waters has started.