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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Thursday, July 20.

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Keyport
Fluking at the ocean rough bottom became very good the last couple of days with the Down Deep Fleet, Capt. Mario said. Lots of 3- to 5-pounders were plowed, and Mario thinks the angling is going to be good, because it’s the ocean rough bottom, he said. Open-boat trips are fishing for them daily. Don’t miss out on a special, marathon, open trip for fluke and sea bass 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. A few spots are left. Open trips are also bottom-fishing daily, and that scooped up excellent porgy catches with sea bass mixed in. Charters are available for either fishing, and Down Deep runs two 40-foot boats, each accommodating up to 15 passengers. Join the Short Notice List on Down Deep’s website to be kept informed about special open trips. Look for the link underneath “Contact.”

The fishing was a roller coaster, but some anglers limited out on fluke each trip on the Vitamin Sea, Capt. Frank wrote in an email. They managed to do that, and the fishing was good on one day, a grind the next at the same spot. No doubt, talent matters in consistently catching fluke. Anglers who limited worked hard on every drift of the boat, and didn’t just “drag bottom.” Water warmed significantly, and that should be good for fluking. Porgy fishing was excellent aboard, almost non-stop action, including many double-headers. No shortage of porgies, for sure. Charters and open-boat trips are fishing, and are full the rest of the week. Spaces are available on open trips Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, July 29. Telephone to reserve.