I WOUD LOVE TO HEAR SOME INFO ON FISHING FOR FUKE FROM SHORE... TECHNIQUE, BAITS , RIGS???? ARE BUCTAILS BETTER THEN BAIT?? SOFT PLASTICS??/ ANY AND ALL INFO ON SURF FISHING FOR FLUKE WOULD BE WELCOME ,,THANK YOU ALL.....
When I fish the Shinne**** Canal for Fluke, I use a 1/2-1oz., bucktail.... Have used 4 colors, White, White/Chartreuse, White/Green, and White/Pink. I tip the hook with a 3-4" piece of squid or a Spearing, or Killie. I've found that White might work oneday, but then only white/green will work the next... You gotta try out everything.
When I fish for Fluke in beaches, I use 1oz. jig head with a shrimp tail or what weakies called-->"Salty Dog". I catch Fluke, Weakfish, and lots of ****tail Blues. I use yellow, clear with silver flakes, red and white, white and green, orange, and pink <--very good for Weakfish. I change the plastic tail to a shad in black and white, yellow shad in the fall.
I hated to use bait for Fluke. I caught crabs taking my bait so I have always used lures. Always jigging the lure up and down when windy. When there are no wind, I cast it out as far as possible and slowly...slowly reel the lure in and lift the rod every 5 crank or so. Right now, I have caught 3 Flukes over 21" this way. Enjoy!
Yes, I got similar result this year, jmc91881. The Tiderunners are not biting the green/silver flakes lures. I got a few to bite pink/sliver flakes and pink. I caught a good one on a red/white shrimp tail.
I got too many Bluefish chopping the tails off my jigs recently. No matter the color, Blues bite them.
So far for weaks i have only caught on 3 1/2 inch shad bodies, black over grey. A couple of weaks ago i got about 5 weaks in a half hour on the same shad body... fish were breaking so i think they were blitzing.