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Ocean Fluke

Montauk and the North Forks are where some of the big 'uns are.
If you can't get out there try this on your next trip .
Tie on your 40 inch leader 6-10 inches ABOVE the sinker (Fluke don't see well directly ahead). That raises your baits where they can see it. In strong current, tie lower down.
Put a least a 4/0 or 5/0 hook. Before the hook , have a 4 -5 ich plastic squid body. Now use a strip Mack belly 1/2 wide x 6 inches long tapering to a point. Place on the hook, skin side up.
Add squid/killies,spearing, whatever to taste.
Reel in freespool and thumb on reel spool. When that DOORMATTER wacks the bait, he will knock it down and lay on it and he will then crush and kill the baitfish. This takes time. Count to 4 slowly all the while letting line OUT of the reel.
THumb the reel and lift. Ih he's on, you'll know it. If he's just holding on , repeat the dropback. Do untill hooked.
Hope I have helped you out on some tricks to wack the big ones.
Keep your feet dry and catch 'em up.
Joseph B. ...aka...Ancient Mariner
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