Catching Your Own Bait for BIG Flounder/Fluke! Montauk Marathon Trip

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Catching Your Own Bait for BIG Flounder/Fluke! Montauk Marathon Trip

I hopped on this trip last minute with Kenny and BBC, it was going to be a long range Fluke trip followed by night Striper Fishing, the boat left at 7am and we didn’t get on the Fluke grounds til about 10am, I started off getting my first keeper on a chicken rig, and quickly switched to a 2oz jig with a 6″ Gulp grub, casting it out and jigging it back to the boat. There was slack calm conditions today meaning the drift was super slow, got some decent fish on the Gulp but silly me forgot most of my Gulp at home. Thankfully the Chub Mackerel are thick out there on the fluke grounds and we were able to jig chubs with ease, any time we needed bait. Filleted the mack, stripped it and tipped it on the jig and the fish loved it, my biggest fish of the day at 8lb+ came on the mack strip. Toward evening we moved back to the Lighthouse to Striper fish, but knowing the striper bite would be slow to start, we chose to jig for scup with small jigs (epoxy jigs) and got around a dozen nice scup between us before it got dark and we started eelin. I did not film the night stuff but there wasnt a ton to film anyway as the bite was pretty slow, but the boat did have some nice stripers. The most miraculous part of this trip is that after not sleeping thursday night, fishing all day friday night til 1am sat morning, kenny still found the strength to make the 4 hour drive home.

(Ocearch boat at 1:03, they were tracking juvenille great whites)

Jiggin rod shown here is a St Croix Mojo Inshore 7′ amzn.to/2vFXqUC

Reel is a Shimano Stradic 5k amzn.to/2vG7jkZ

Line is 20lb sufix 832 amzn.to/2vGjvT2

Best Gulp! for party boat flukin- amzn.to/2wKxc7f

No SP Minnows were used on this trip but you prob need some for the upcoming season- amzn.to/2wKE3gW

This was the hot sh*t my buddy bill outfished me with at the canal on a recent slow morning most recently… I just bought 3 except I paid 2$ more at a shop – amzn.to/2wKjFwn

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