Sailed way east this morning in hopes of finding the fluke biomass and we did, but the only problem was most were 16.5 or 17 inches. We scraped together a catch of keeper fluke and and nice load of sea bass. Kelly Reily won the with a 5.1 pound fluke.
Yesterday we had the boys from Amtrack aboard. We had a hard north west wind, which kicked up some nice seas. The shorts were more prevalent than keepers, however we still managed a few. Bob Dylan won the pool.
Today we had the Carteret Elks aboard for day at sea. There was a solid roll from the east all day which made things interesting at time and prevented us from turning the corner and heading south. We pounded the grounds had a decent short bite at times and a better pick of keepers today.
Magic Hours 8/20, Describe the conditions in one word Tough, describe the fishing in one Word tough! Pretty rough last night which didn't help. We saw some short life but not many keepers.