Somewhat fewer fluke bit the past couple of days on the party boat Atlantic Star, Capt. Tom said. Quite a few throwbacks still hit, but not the big numbers of previous trips. Some keepers still came in, and anglers still landed two, four, six or 10 or 12 throwbacks. Kids still caught, and all trips sailed, and customers enjoyed the outings, is the best way to put it, he said. Alex Callahan, Eatontown, clobbered a 9-1/2-pound fluke on Saturday afternoon’s trip. Every trip sailed aboard since June 2. Wind was somewhat annoying on Sunday afternoon’s trip, but on the bay, the weather was fishable. The boat fished the bay on all trips, like before. Sometimes Tom didn’t post a report every day on the boat’s website, because the fishing was often the same, or there was nothing new to post. But all trips sailed. The Atlantic Star is fishing for fluke on two trips daily from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 6 p.m.
When conditions were right, fluke failed to bite, and when conditions were terrible, anglers slugged away at the fish, Sunday on the party boat Fishermen, Capt. Ron wrote in a report on the vessel’s website. The boat drifted perfectly at first, in the morning, when the fish failed to chew. Later, anglers slugged away at throwbacks and keepers, when conditions worsened. A 7.2-pound fluke won the pool. No report was posted for Saturday, and on Friday, a charter fished aboard, and the bite was good. More keepers were bagged than expected, and weather was perfect, and fluking conditions were good. Ron and Capt. Ron Sr. also fished during the outing, each limiting out, Ron on bucktails, Sr. on bait. The Fishermen is sailing for fluke 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Trips are fishing for porgies, fluke and whatever bites 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 3:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays.