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Date posted October 8, 2016 7:46 AM
Posted by jhtunafever
Report location Connecticut > Eastern CT > Milford
Fishing method Boat
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After 6 weeks of being laid up from my accident with my truck, I finally got out yesterday 10/7/16 with my older son.

We dropped the boat in the water around 10 and headed out to gulf beach, the bunker have been schooling there for the last 2 weeks.



Leaving the harbor we saw school after school of bunker and just a few boat's working them.



We found a school just off the beach, and decided to stay with it.



I tried throwing the net, but my shoulders were still too sore so we snagged about fifty, water was nice and clear and the bunker were moving around in 2 feet of water, I had the motor up as to not suck up any sand.



We headed out to one of my spots only to find someone else sitting there, no problem we gave the guy room and tossed the hook.



We sat for 1/2 an hour before our first fish, my son hooked up with a nice 16 lb+ blue.



Fishing was consistent and I was getting a lot of break offs on 50lb test back up, either we had big blues or something else was around?



Was a truly nice day, got out fished by my son, but it doesn't matter to me, I just enjoyed being out there and being with my son and seeing him relax made for a great day.



We pulled the hook about 4:30 pm and headed back in to check the schools of bunker, by this time the wind picked up and made it harder for us to locate the schools.



Decided to call it quits and was home and in the shower by 6:30 pm.



All in all a great day.



Today I'm going out with my younger son, he wants to look for albies, so we're going to top the tank off and give it our best shot.



Will report if asap.



Next week, it's tog time, we can't fish for tog until the 10th.



Tight lines

JH




bluefish in 60 feet of water.

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mojoe


Joined: 10/01/2001
Posts: 16887
Location: ><)))):> ~~ THE JAMAICA BAY TRIANGLE ~~ <:))))><
 10/08/2016 09:43 AM  

WHAT A DAY

good morning JH Shades glad your feeling better after that crash,, are you listening to you doctor he said take it easy no throwing of nets surprise,, yes theres nothing like being on the water for a bit,, JBayRoyal had a blast yesterday with the blackfish as you saw in the video up and thank you our fla home made it Shades ShadesShades,, have a great weekend,, hug your bride for us ,, talk soon ,, and catch those tog and keeper them as soon as the law Roll says you can,,,,,,,,,,,,,,><(((:> ~~~ ><(((:>


EAT FISH AND LIVE LONGER!!!

This post edited by mojoe 09:46 AM 10/08/2016
 
flybyme.


Joined: 08/23/2001
Posts: 918
Location: floral park
 10/08/2016 10:13 AM  

Blues

Nice post, great spending time and fishing your kids.


Give a man a fish he will eat for the day, Teach a BOY to fish he will steal your spots.......
 
LateStarter

Joined: 12/29/2005
Posts: 164
 10/08/2016 02:06 PM  

As to breakoffs -- I had the same happen last week, when I wasn't even putting any pressure on the fish. I think when lots of bluefish are around, the line can get severed by a second fish passing between you and the hooked fish. No way even a big blue should break 50 lb test just with pressure.
 
quiknet


Joined: 10/06/2000
Posts: 1045
Location: north bellmore
 10/08/2016 02:11 PM  

I've big blues go through 100# mono leader material like it was butter. Diamond jigging the south side of Montauk. One blue would get hooked and other fish would try to grab the jig out of it's mouth. We went through about a dozen jigs that day, again. all tied on 100# mono.


Radar, sonar, electric toothbrushes...
 
KayakFisherman

Joined: 05/23/2007
Posts: 802
 10/08/2016 11:11 PM  

LateStarter wrote:

As to breakoffs -- I had the same happen last week, when I wasn't even putting any pressure on the fish. I think when lots of bluefish are around, the line can get severed by a second fish passing between you and the hooked fish. No way even a big blue should break 50 lb test just with pressure.


That's exactly what happens. I use 60lb fluorocarbon and have had good success as long as I check it regularly, but sometimes they'll miss the leader entirely and bite through the line while swarming the hooked fish. I've started using an underwater LED to help me see what I've got (big bass or foul-hooked bluefish?) before it's right next to me in the kayak. Bluefish are stone-cold killers and will cannibalize another hooked, struggling bluefish if it's small enough to attack. And they miss a lot.
 
justphishing

Joined: 10/26/2005
Posts: 2
 10/09/2016 05:24 AM  

Nice catch

The blues kill my mono no matter the test. I've had better luck with fire wire but they say bass won't bite it - haven't noticed a difference yet but save me a lot of rigs.
 
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