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had some time off so took my 4 year old son out for some fluke in the somers point area.what started out as lets just say "bad" got real good at the end.got to the ramp and dropped the boat in.after making sure we had everything ,off we go only to find out that there is no water at the end of the ramp.i mean "no"water maybe 4 inches.so after an hour of waiting in a stuck boat with a 4 year old :mad: we set off.get to our spot and fish on,small fluke.three drifts later and no fish,so off to sleep goes my son :rolleyes: well i then put a pink gulp jerk bait on a jig head and headed to the bridge for some weak fish action, as my son snoors away . i made three cast and got three fluke :eek: two of which were keepers.then it happen on my forth cast bam fish on ,but did not feel like a fluke.after some drag being takin and my rod tip hitting the water a few times i see something.it's a fluke only a little bigger then the others like 34 inches bigger :eek: this fish was big .so hear i am ,big fluke on line in one hand,net in the other, the bridge getting closer and my son sound asleep on the floor of the boat :D well after some "work" i did get the fish in the boat.my yells of "yes,yes,yes"failed to wake my son but not the other boaters, so after tring to get around all the boats that happen to find their way to me i called it a day.had plenty of water at the ramp now :rolleyes: put the boat on and went over to the bait shop.the fish was 34 inches ,but only was 9lbs :confused: i thought for sure it was over 10lbs.oh well guess i'll have to wait a little longer for that 10lber
it really was a great day with the weather and the fish and my son"the times when he was awake"anyway!so those who had lost hope that the big fish have all went out to the reef,there are some still in the back bays,good fishing ,matt

[ 06-22-2006, 12:15 PM: Message edited by: sweet release1 ]
 

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Matt, congrats on a great fluke. I had my kids out behind margate all day and couldn't find even a short fluke. But it was still nice to be out there. Good to know there are other Hammontonians on here.
 

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ya i thought the same thing. went i saw the fish i said it was 10 or 11lbs,but the scale said otherwise.pics will be up soon .jayr it was a nice day when the wind layed down.try those gulp jerk baits they really work.
 

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thats awesome- gotta love those jerk baits
 

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Sweet!
Bet the fish was little light because of lack of bait in the area.. what was in it's stomach
 

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WOW!!! that is a monster for length!!! Sorry he didn't make it over 10lbs......do you have any pics that you can post? I def want to see that bad boy! congrats
 

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ya i have some,tring to get them up now.it is always hard for me to do that! the pics really donot do this fish justice.you had to see it in person,i hate when you just can,t get that shot that shows the fish well.the bait shop took some pictures and he said the same thing,matt

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aj bruno, he had crabs and what looked like a small seabass and a baby fluke maybe 3 or 4 inches.
 

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Matt Great report, your son must be a sound sleeper to sleep through your hooping and hollering, I've heard you in action, and I was half a boat length away on the Capt. R.
Take care.
 

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barry whats up? ya i have been known to get a little worked up from time to time :D
he is like his mother sleeps threw a train coming in the house.barry we need to get together and do some fishing soon,it's be a long time ,matt
 

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I would have had it weighed somewhere else. I
caught my personal best last year...2oz. shy of
10lbs and only 28.5". Either way, that's an
awesome fish. Congrats on a day you'll remember
for a long time! Thanks for the report...
 

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if you send the pics to my email, I will upload them for you. let me know when you send them
 

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Originally posted by sweet release1:
barry whats up? ya i have been known to get a little worked up from time to time :D
he is like his mother sleeps threw a train coming in the house.barry we need to get together and do some fishing soon,it's be a long time ,matt
Yea it has...I'll E-mail you my number and maybe we can hook something up.
Just don't forget me when you throw that next Birthday party
 
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