6/17 Fathers Day Flatties for the Collins Charter
<p>Today we had onboard Pat Collins, his lovely wife, 2 sister in laws, brother in law and Mother in law for a half day Fluking Charter. This was an afternoon trip that started at 2pm. Great weather and an incoming tide, folks got to the dock in high spirits and we were underway. As we were motoring out a hard south wind kicked up, blowing against the tide. Went to where I wanted to fish but there was no drift as the wind had us pinned against the tide, changed areas quickly.
Made a short run to where we had the fish the day before and before long it was game on. First drift had a keeper and some shorts. Each drift produced fish with a 3-1 short to keeper ratio. Girls started strong out fishing the men and I thought it was going to be a lady slam dunk 2 days in a row. But the last couple drifts the boys pulled ahead. Pat and his brother in law pulled a 4 lb and 6 lb Flattie almost together on the last drift.
A fantastic day with great people, some Fluking novices put 10 keepers in the box in a 4 hr trip. I had thought we were doomed when Pat's Mother in Law pulled a bunch of Banannas from her bag, but the fishing Gods were indeed smiling on us.
About The Author: Captain Bob Morrell
Company: Sandy Hook Fishing Adventures
Area Reporting: Sandy Hook/Raritan Bay, Atlantic Ocean Near Shore
Bio: Capt. Bob is a third generation fisherman, having worked on both commercial and charter boats. A life long area resident he uses his knowledge and experience to ensure a productive and rewarding time on the water. A USCG 50 Ton Master, he is also an IGFA certified Captain and is trained in First Aid and CPR. Bob is a member of the JCAA, HRFA, RFA, ACPA, IGFA and the NCOA, this enables him to keep abreast on the future of fishing.