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Date posted June 21, 2012 10:52 AM
Posted by Koz54
Report location New York > North Shore > Smithtown Bay
Fishing method Boat
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My plan was to fluke fish until sunset then bass hunt until about 10-11:00PM. Sometimes a pre-dock plan just does not work out.

Left the dock about 5:30'ish. On the way out I heard that big blues and bass are out there and feeding on the bunker. I got a 'tip' from a passing Kid and headed to that vicinity. Nothing much doing there so I went to another area where the bunker and bass were stacked up a couple of weeks ago. That was 'sick' fishing for an hour or so.

I don't know why, but they are still there. No complaints here so I snagged a couple of bunker and set one back deep. 15-20 minutes and not even a tap even though bunker were REAL thick and obviously being harassed. That lull did not last long. I had a couple of run offs then hooked a nice 34" bass.

Tossed him back and from there on it was "insane" fishing. I could barely get a bunker to the bottom without getting hit. Good sized blues (6-9 pounds) were hitting hard. Landed a few of those and then started working the periphery of a pod trying to avoid the blues.

That worked as I was catching 2 bass for each blue. NONE of the bass were smaller than 34", and the blues put up a good fight. It was non stop action. I had a couple of lines get cut by the yellow eyed devils and they even got two of my bunker snags.

I decided since I was down to my last snag to save it and plug for bit. Now I did not think that would work since there was such an plentiful bounty for the bass and blues why would they hit my plug? I was wrong. I caught a few more blues and a couple of bass on the plug.

It was cool watching them crash the surface after the plug in the middle of a tight pod. I came close to a double header combo. I had a decent blue on and a bass hit the back treble. They took off like a freight train, but the bass spit the hook after a minute. I have never seen bass compete for food with blues like that before. The bass were aggressively feeding deep and on the surface. Each fish brought to the boat had a bass following it.

I decided since I had a 36" bass in the box to call it a night. After watching the sunset close to NOAA I headed in.

Fished for just about three hours and caught (landed) 9 bass 34"-38" and 10 yellow eyed devils. None of them were the cocktail variety. It took over an hour to clean the carnage off the boat.

Great way to greet summer!

34" throw back

35" throw back

hungry 35" throw back

I don''t get it?

NOAA sunset

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 06/21/2012 11:03 AM  

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 06/21/2012 11:09 AM  

Great report. Amazing you had such a good bite in this heat. Lucky you. Enjoy.

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 06/21/2012 11:18 AM  

Nice jobup

Prowling the shore line's!

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 06/21/2012 01:24 PM  

sounds AWESOME!!!!!!

Not that I'm jealous or anything like that.

AHH!!!!!!!!! I've officially gone bonkers!!!

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Location: Smithtown
 06/21/2012 01:53 PM  

Nice job Mike ... Sure that was worth the hour clean up.


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 06/21/2012 03:24 PM  

Great job and a great report. Wow...look at those surface water temperatures after less than two days of hot weather. Could have used that warm sea water to wash down all the fish blood. Way to go, Captain.

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 06/21/2012 05:14 PM  

Very nice. Love that last pic!

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 06/21/2012 06:16 PM  

ShadesGreat Report Koz, you must have had a ball..upupup

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 06/21/2012 08:35 PM  

DAMM KOZ ShadesShadesShades,, STAY WELL Smile,, ><Wink))):> ~~~~~ ><Wink))):>


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 06/23/2012 09:44 PM  

Koz you are the manup Nice job Mikeup


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 06/25/2012 01:06 AM  

Alright Mike upup
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