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This year I have been experimenting with many different fluke rigs and I have found a rig that always seems to produce. Not olny does it seem to produce when nothing else is producing, But it seems to draw the attention of bigger fluke.

I have been using a fishfinder rig setup(sinker slide)tied to a 36 incher leader with a single Gami octopus hook(size 3/0). I like the fishfinder becasue it allows you to drop back just the bait as opposed to the sinker and the bait.


On this hook I am using a 3 inch mister twister in white or chartruse.


I use the twister to expose less of the hook and for the action of the tail. Then I add the bait of the day. I have been using a lot of herring strips with frozen sandeels, spearing, or live killies, but I have also done well with the squid and killie or squid and spearing combo.

With the twister tail, squid, and spearing on the hook all that is exposed is the point of the hook and the barb. Fluke gooble it up IMO.

Now my favorite is a 2 or 3 ounce spro bucktail in Chartruse or glow with a long strip of herring. Above that I have been using a surf candy teaser (tied by Brian Mullaney) tipped with a spearing or killie.
This fish was caught on a 3 ounce glow spro tipped with a strip of herring.



So what do you like to use and what are your favorites. I know there are some crazy fluke rigs out there so lets see em.

The next time I'm out I'm going to try a chrome ball tipped with bait and then drag a 3 inch clear storm shad beind it to see if the fluke will like the swim shads.

[ 07-26-2005, 02:47 PM: Message edited by: TSStriper ]
 

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MY FAVORITE IS THE ONE YOU JUST TOLD ME ABOUT :D LMFAO--I LIKE TO USE PEARL,PINK AMD GREEN FLOATING JIG HEADS ON A LONG LEADER(SHORTER WHEN DRIFT IS FAST) WITH A FISH FINDER RIG
 

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I use Mustad 3/0 tied with either white,or combo's of pink/white,green etc on a sliding sinker rig.I have been using jumbo killies and peanuts for the larger flukasaurus'.Oh less I forget,braided line is the bomb.You can use less lead,and feel them breath on it using braided.
 

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Plain as you can get, hook, leader sinker and the freshest bnait you can find. As long as I have on some fresh fluke belly, robin fillet or snapper fillet you can't beat it.
 

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Originally posted by TSStriper:
This year I have been experimenting with many different fluke rigs and I have found a rig that always seems to produce. Not olny does it seem to produce when nothing else is producing, But it seems to draw the attention of bigger fluke.

I have been using a fishfinder rig setup(sinker slide)tied to a 36 incher leader with a single Gami octopus hook(size 3/0). I like the fishfinder becasue it allows you to drop back just the bait as opposed to the sinker and the bait.


On this hook I am using a 3 inch mister twister in white or chartruse.


I use the twister to expose less of the hook and for the action of the tail. Then I add the bait of the day. I have been using a lot of herring strips with frozen sandeels, spearing, or live killies, but I have also done well with the squid and killie or squid and spearing combo.

With the twister tail, squid, and spearing on the hook all that is exposed is the point of the hook and the barb. Fluke gooble it up IMO.

Now my favorite is a 2 or 3 ounce spro bucktail in Chartruse or glow with a long strip of herring. Above that I have been using a surf candy teaser (tied by Brian Mullaney) tipped with a spearing or killie.
This fish was caught on a 3 ounce glow spro tipped with a strip of herring.



So what do you like to use and what are your favorites. I know there are some crazy fluke rigs out there so lets see em.

The next time I'm out I'm going to try a chrome ball tipped with bait and then drag a 3 inch clear storm shad beind it to see if the fluke will like the swim shads.
Good post, you let Mullaney tie stuff??!! :eek: :D ;) Just kidding Brian.
 

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Red,
Your the winner of the photo contest........

Well you got my vote anyway :D :cool:


I could actually sell those teasers becasue I have had many questions about where they come from and where they can be Purchased.

"You caught that fluke on that thing"
Yup I sure did.


Reelknot,
Jenn wants to know when she's going fishing. ;)
 

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Originally posted by TSStriper:
Red,
Your the winner of the photo contest........

Well you got my vote anyway :D :cool:


I could actually sell those teasers becasue I have had many questions about where they come from and where they can be Purchased.

"You caught that fluke on that thing"
Yup I sure did.


Reelknot,
Jenn wants to know when she's going fishing. ;)
What do I win??????? :D
 

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Originally posted by Red_Cherokee:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by TSStriper:
Red,
Your the winner of the photo contest........

Well you got my vote anyway :D :cool:


I could actually sell those teasers becasue I have had many questions about where they come from and where they can be Purchased.

"You caught that fluke on that thing"
Yup I sure did.


Reelknot,
Jenn wants to know when she's going fishing. ;)
What do I win??????? :D </font>[/QUOTE]I'll give you the prize the next time I see you on the beach :D
 

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I've found for me (total fluke novince) the simpler the better.

Until I get better at "feeling" them in 70 ft of water I'm stickin with the simple rigs - no spinners, no squids, no beads, no hi-lo's. Less for me to screw up :rolleyes: :D

Bucktail & a surf candy teaser or a single hook with a big piece of meat and enough lead to hold bottom .

[ 07-27-2005, 01:54 PM: Message edited by: Brian E. Mullaney ]
 

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Originally posted by TSStriper:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Red_Cherokee:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by TSStriper:
Red,
Your the winner of the photo contest........

Well you got my vote anyway :D :cool:


I could actually sell those teasers becasue I have had many questions about where they come from and where they can be Purchased.

"You caught that fluke on that thing"
Yup I sure did.


Reelknot,
Jenn wants to know when she's going fishing. ;)
What do I win??????? :D </font>[/QUOTE]I'll give you the prize the next time I see you on the beach :D </font>[/QUOTE]Yeah!!!!! ;)
 

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hey tss striper, that pic of that fluke you caught... did you get it on the big mohawk? or am I mistaken...

Anyway, I like a glo-in-dark-squid behind a spinner with a foot and a half of leader attached to a 3-way swivel for deeper ocean water, and the plain and simple gold hook with squid/minnie combo for backwater. I think the deeper the water, the bigger the fluke, the bigger the bait.
 

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Originally posted by bucktail3:
hey tss striper, that pic of that fluke you caught... did you get it on the big mohawk? or am I mistaken...

Anyway, I like a glo-in-dark-squid behind a spinner with a foot and a half of leader attached to a 3-way swivel for deeper ocean water, and the plain and simple gold hook with squid/minnie combo for backwater. I think the deeper the water, the bigger the fluke, the bigger the bait.
Nope, its from a Charter boat one inlet south of the Big Mohawk's port. ;)

Thanks for the info.
 

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You gotta love those Gami Octopus hooks....I use then for almost everything (in different sizes) from kings in the surf to tog in the rocks, to stripers...they are what I like to call "stickey sharp" :cool:

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Years ago, prior to casinos, I introduced a co-worker to fluke fishing. Back then, there were many mom and pop marinas where you could rent a wooden garvey with a 5HP motor for a day of fishing. We always rented from the same marina. It was a short boat ride from the marina to wreck inlet on the north end of Brigantine, NJ. We always called the day before a trip to reserve the ?queen of the fleet?. It was somewhat larger and had a 7.5 HP motor. The marina sold us our bait, rigs, sodas, Tastykakes and once in a while, a new 89¢ foam cooler for the fish. They provided the gas, net, anchor, etc.. Total cost for the day was $20.

We didn?t worry about tides, wind, moon phase, or anything else except rainy weather. Our strategy and equipment were kept simple. Drifts were made from the ocean breakers into the inlet or vice versa depending on the current/wind. We never drove all over the bay looking for a hot spot.

We used inexpensive 5? fiberglass rods with wooden handles fitted with Penn plastic reels. The reels were filled with premium 25# monofilament line. My Dad loved these cheap outfits. His maintenance consisted of lining them up against the back of the house and squirting them with a hose.

Finally? ?Fluke rigs, what?s your favorite?? Top and bottom rigs with just enough lead to hold bottom were always used. On the bottom we rigged a 2? leader, plain hook, and a minnow. A fluke rig consisting of a long leader, silver spinner, a few beads and white buck tail hair with a squid strip was attached to the top. The majority of the fluke were caught on the bottom. We liked the top rig because we would catch some fluke and one or two weak fish on that setup. Our season ran from the 4th of July to Labor day. We averaged about 25 fluke per trip. They ranged mostly from 1 to 3 pounds. Occasionally, we would catch a fluke up to 5 pounds. We never caught a fluke over 5 pounds. We caught sea robins, blowfish, and sharks, never a ray. We only kept 4 fish per trip, the rest were released. When we returned, we cleaned our fish at the marina then went home with only our filets. Someone else cleaned the boat.

We had some good times fishing that inlet. It was really relaxing. After several seasons, my friend bought a bay front house with a dock then, bought a boat. You know what that did to the price of flounder!
 

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Originally posted by The Edge:
Plain as you can get, hook, leader sinker and the freshest bnait you can find. As long as I have on some fresh fluke belly, robin fillet or snapper fillet you can't beat it.
You nailed it Edge!
The bigger the robin fillet the bigger the fluke ;) & don't be afraid of putting some extra weight as to get it to the bottom ;)
 

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For back bay it's a white bucktail (various sizes) tipped with herring or minnow. Hairs cut back to expose more bait. This is my favorite when flounder are on the feed.

When the flounder are hunkered down with dirt showing on their white side I go to a single gold 3/0 hook and just enough weight to get it to the bottom. Small to medium minnows fished very slow will usually get their attention.

Nothing much on ocean fishing because I just don't do it that much. Have more fun in the back and when I'm done it's ten minutes to the dock.
 

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All time favorite that always seems to produce fish, hands down has to be the two hook combo with a pink squid with or without sparkles.

Its a flounder killer, i swear buy it.

Tom
 

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I make up what I call the secret flukasaurus rig. It consists of chartreuse beads, a 3 inch B-2 glow colored squid followed by one more chartreuse bead, a 4/0 snelled on Kahle style hook followed by another 2/0 Kahle style hook, 6 inches after the first one. Two separate se robin strip baits are put on the hooks, and sometimes a killie on the trailer hook as well. This rig is good for ocean flukin but too cumbersome for back bay or shallow water fishing. Different bait structure in shallow water. Picture in next post:
 
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