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Date posted May 31, 2016 11:12 AM
Posted by Koz54
Report location New York > North Shore > Smithtown Bay
Fishing method Boat
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Due to some commitments I was unable to fish on Saturday or Sunday. I finally was able to sneak out for a couple of hours late yesterday afternoon/evening.

Reports from the boats coming in as I was leaving were encouraging. They did mention that there was not much of a drift and lots of boats out there. It was Memorial Day after all.

By the time I got to the grounds the wind picked up nicely. Started off using a 1.5 ounce bucktail, but within 15 minutes I was up to 3 ounces; and that was perfect.

It was just myself and one other boat on the grounds, so that was nice.

First fish (smaller one) hit very aggressively. I was reeling up to check my GULP! when he slammed the bucktail. I had 3-4 fast cranks in before he hit.

Did a quick drift over the same spot and landed the larger fish. Caught that on on my newer Capt. Neil rod. The rod loaded up nicely and easily handled the not so happy fluke. The fish cut the fluro with a violent head shake. Thankfully he was just getting his head into the net at the time.

Large fish weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces. The smaller one (did not put it on a scale) was at least 5 pounds.

6 pounds, 15 ounces

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Joined: 05/05/2004
Posts: 213
Location: Smithtown
 05/31/2016 01:13 PM  

Good stuff there KOZ !!

Joined: 03/25/2003
Posts: 39977
Location: Farmingdale
 05/31/2016 01:21 PM  

Nice Mike!!!!

Hey, it can't be Christmas everyday!!!!

Joined: 07/17/2003
Posts: 82
 05/31/2016 04:22 PM  

Excellent way to end the holiday weekend - Well Done!

Joined: 05/07/2007
Posts: 365
 05/31/2016 04:28 PM  

Nice fish. Haven't been out in a few days. Tired of the shorts. Thanks for the inspiration to head out tomorrow.

Joined: 06/22/2014
Posts: 311
Location: Smithtown
 05/31/2016 07:15 PM  

Oh the shorts are still there. I went through 15 yesterday before landing two keepers.

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