Are there any fluke still in the back bays worth fishing for? Going down this weekend and would like to try it one more time before the season goes out. Just wondering if anyone is doing anything in the back on fluke -
There are still Fluke in the Bay if you hit the right spots. We were out last week and ended up with four keepers and 4 toss backs on shedder. The trick though seemed to be a silver willow leaf spinner above the hook. Peanut bunker worked also, on a jig head. We only tried for them for about half an hour then searched for Weakies and Stripers. So, yes, fluke are still in the Bay.
So far this past week has been active at our dock. One guy throwing a cast net for peanuts caught a four pounder. Yesterday I was using a float rig with a size 12 hook with clam to catch small fish for our aquarium. In three feet of water picked up a 17 incher.
They are still around up north. Picked thru a dozen or so for two nice keepers yesterday in the Shark River. Repeating short drifts over any spot that produced a fish seemed to work for us. Also, the lightest weight that would allow you to hold bottom.