Old Barney Charters Fluke Report

The fluke fishing is fantastic! After taking a few day vacation with the family we are back on the water. We are hitting the bay, using bucktails in anywhere from 2.5-15ft. of water, and boxing flatties. Our last 3 trips combined had over 100 fish caught with 14 keeper fluke! Action is almost non-stop and now is the time to get out fishing!

Thursday I had Frank Mancini of Abington, PA with his son Dominic (11) and Perry DelRossi, also from Abington, with his sons Luke (11) and Jake (9) out for fluke. The group worked bucktails in the bay and boxed 4 keepers in addition to catching 40+ fish. Perry caught the largest at 21″, but 11-year-old Dominic stole the show with 2 keepers – his first ever! Luke also added a keep to the cooler.
Friday was a family fluke day with my kids Eric (7) and Owen (5), nephews Patrick (13) and Sean (11), and my mother in law. Owen stole the show boating 3 keepers up to 21″. 5 years old and limited out on fluke!! Millie added a 4th keeper to the box. We worked some new bucktail color combinations today and it paid off, catching 30+ fish in 3.5 hrs.

Saturday I had out regular charter Kyle Smith of Ridley, PA with friends Mike, Dave, and Gary. Usually, we first hit sea bass, but with the great fluke bite we went straight to the flatties. Good thing we did, because they put 6 in the box up to 21.5″. In previous trips, keeper fluke have eluded Mike, but not today. He added his 1st keeper to the box, followed by a 2nd, and a 3rd! Kyle and Dave added other 3 keeps.

The bay fluke continues to be hot and ocean fluking should just get better from here to the end. We have openings this week. Check us out on Facebook, our website, and call to book a trip.

Old Barney Charters – Captain Kevin Schmidt – 267-918-1746

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