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Date posted May 1, 2011 6:30 PM
Posted by trafik
Report location New York > North Shore > Nine and Eleven
Fishing method Boat
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Launched out of Port Jefferson around 1 PM after taking care of some last minute boat tasks and fueling up (ouch).



First trip of the season always brings a little performance anxiety (regarding the boat) wondering if everything will work or not. Fortunately, launch through retrailering went flawlessly. She may be 24 years old, but shes still a damn reliable boat.



So, the report:

Started at buoy 11 for a slow drift on the high tide approaching slack. No speed to the drift, water was like glass. Hopped over to Buoy 9 and set up in 12' of water. As the wind switched to SSW the drift improved but still saw no action. Thought I had a peck or two, but nothing definitive. On the second drift with the wind at 1.2kn had a good strike and lifted a nice 17.5" fluke. Covered the area a few more times but that was it. On the way back to Port Jeff I tried the shoal again and within minutes had a heavy strike and set. As soon as I lifted it was obviously not a fluke as it swam to the side. Lifted out a nice, healthy looking 20" striper.



The wind was starting to pick up an it got a bit chilly so I headed back in. The only casuality today was a rusted out trailer fender thankfully.



Both fish were caught on naked fluke sandwiches.



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Capjgt58


Joined: 05/06/2003
Posts: 6754
Location: Kings Park
 05/01/2011 08:14 PM  

Nice report captain, thank you for the information.. Sounds like you guy's still had a great day on the water........ShadesShadesup
 
floatstone


Joined: 05/17/2002
Posts: 10729
Location: Somewhere around the Norwalk Islands
 05/01/2011 09:10 PM  

Thanks for the report


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SeaLion


Joined: 06/15/2001
Posts: 1347
Location: Centereach, Long Island NY
 05/02/2011 07:46 AM  

Also, Thanks for the report.
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tonyzfishin


Joined: 02/04/2006
Posts: 29505
Location: Raritan Bay NY
 05/02/2011 04:20 PM  

naked fluke sandwich ToungueToungue
 
trafik


Joined: 06/09/2003
Posts: 2193
Location: Port: Stony Brook
 05/03/2011 11:04 AM  

Naked fluke sandwich. Yup. No teasers, no feathers, no mayo.
 
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