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Old 06-06-2019, 06:13 AM
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Forty + pound Stripe Bass are way easier to come by then a door mat like this was. Gonna take me a while to get over it. I had a Tranx 400 with a decent amount of drag dialed in and the fish was taking line, rod was seriously BENT. Being 100% honest the way the fish was fighting, I was certain that I had a big dog fish on.

No way could this be a fluke and then I saw it, HOLY SHHHHHEEEEET, I was stoked...........


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Old 06-06-2019, 02:14 PM
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Someone turn the wind and waves off already
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:21 PM
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I went out to play with the fluke today. All I can say is when black sea bass open, there is going to be a slaughter.

I stopped counting at 12 keepers (all thrown back). Lots of doebles. Sometimes every drop.

PITA when you can't keep them. The big ones can fight!
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:06 AM
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We stayed in that bay yesterday due to the forecasted East wind.
So much for that- it seemed South all day!

Not much bait around the west passage, except pogies. scup, sea bass, short fluke.
I heard out front was better...
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Saturday- tried south side of block island for fluke.. obviously I didn't get the message but the fluke have left the area. only a couple guys working the area and we caught dozens of dogfish with other dogfish following them to the boat. I saw a bunch of guys working the south west ledge trolling/fishing. anyone know if the stripers have moved in there already? we headed to the beaches and caught some short fluke and nice bsb.

sunday- trolled mojos around mt hope bridge area with no luck. didn't mark any bait or fish. headed to potters cove/barrington beach and caught 30" striper, lost 1. first time trolling mojos and I cant wait to put the wire line outfits away!

anyone know where the francis full day boat fished Saturday? they have been on the south side for few weeks and I should have known it was going to be bad when I didn't see them there Saturday.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:54 AM
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We were fishing around Black Rock at Block Island for fluke on saturday. We managed three keepers and had a 25 pound striper we caught under the birds working when we arrived there first thing in the morning. Lots of bluefish mixed in with them. East wind killed any hope of a decent bite.
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Saturday- tried south side of block island for fluke.. obviously I didn't get the message but the fluke have left the area. only a couple guys working the area and we caught dozens of dogfish with other dogfish following them to the boat. I saw a bunch of guys working the south west ledge trolling/fishing. anyone know if the stripers have moved in there already? we headed to the beaches and caught some short fluke and nice bsb.
I was out at Block Island on Friday, ghost town. Actually did manage a 25” & 19” fluke with a half dozen shorts in the mix. It was far from great fishing but ironically not much different then when the place was mobbed. I tend to poke around closer to the Island and never seem to catch much but dog fish whenever I join the flotilla on the South side.....


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Old 06-10-2019, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by derekkolo1 View Post
Saturday- tried south side of block island for fluke.. obviously I didn't get the message but the fluke have left the area. only a couple guys working the area and we caught dozens of dogfish with other dogfish following them to the boat. I saw a bunch of guys working the south west ledge trolling/fishing. anyone know if the stripers have moved in there already? we headed to the beaches and caught some short fluke and nice bsb.

sunday- trolled mojos around mt hope bridge area with no luck. didn't mark any bait or fish. headed to potters cove/barrington beach and caught 30" striper, lost 1. first time trolling mojos and I cant wait to put the wire line outfits away!

anyone know where the francis full day boat fished Saturday? they have been on the south side for few weeks and I should have known it was going to be bad when I didn't see them there Saturday.
i saw Francis fleet fishing in front of the central wall and moving around there on Saturday and Sunday, but unsure what trip it was
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:19 AM
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Frances Fleet all day boat has been fishing off Sakonnet Point. That's about as far away from the dogs at BI as you can get.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by psnizzel View Post
Frances Fleet all day boat has been fishing off Sakonnet Point. That's about as far away from the dogs at BI as you can get.
I was there with them yesterday. Seven B's was also there. A few fluke, lots and lots of black sea bass, but not a single doggie.

The half day bot has been staying very close to the wall. They haven't even been going up to nebraska shoals.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by rifisher88 View Post
anyone have interest in getting and keeping one of these going with me? The long island one is nice to read and check out, so hoping we can get one going for this area.

I'll start 5/18 fished afternoon off PJ, did well on 20-26 inch stripers trolling 9ers.

We tried for tog for a few at some piles, but couldn't find anything but shorts
20-26’’? Great for eating bait but no keepers
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:30 AM
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Just a psa, but people, Black Sea bass is not open yet (opens 6/24) in RI. Also the min size for fluke is 19" in RI.

Looking at the carcasses at the marina cleaning station shows not everyone knows this.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:18 AM
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I fished Sakonnet Friday, couldn't hit the bottom without getting taken by seabass. every drop was a fish it seemed. Did not catch any fluke due to zero drift my guess.
Looking forward to next weekend, should be interesting.....
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by gerg View Post
Just a psa, but people, Black Sea bass is not open yet (opens 6/24) in RI. Also the min size for fluke is 19" in RI.

Looking at the carcasses at the marina cleaning station shows not everyone knows this.
Should see the short floating down the channel at Quonny.......

Could be an interesting year for Fluke Till Ya Puke.......
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Originally Posted by foggysail View Post


20-26’’? Great for eating bait but no keepers
yep that was on may 18th, bigger bass seemed to have pushed in lately
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by AlloyToy View Post
Should see the short floating down the channel at Quonny.......

Could be an interesting year for Fluke Till Ya Puke.......
the weather forecast for this weekend is pretty dismal so far
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:31 PM
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the weather forecast for this weekend is pretty dismal so far
if it's true yes! May be a year where a small fish wins.....even the "big" Calcutta
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:58 AM
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fished Wednesday near sakonnet, mustered up plenty of schoolies and small blues, but nothing of size. Looks like this weekend is a bust, hopefully can do something next weekend
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:09 PM
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Fished today out near ocean mist for fluke no luck out there. I moved in closer to the wall and tons of shorts, was able to get 4 keepers and more shorts than I can count. Didn’t stay to long out there because it was like a washing machine out front and my fiancé starting getting sea sick
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:34 AM
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Nice thread! I'll chip in.

FInally got the boat out for the year, weather, kitchen remodel, planning on buying a new house...... rough spring for the boat.

Anyway.. Monday. 6/17 we played in the upper bay for pogey and stripers, found the bait, couldn't find the stripers. Went to fluke at Newport Bridge, got 3 small keepers (19.5 to 21 inches) and 4 or 5 shorts. It was a slow bite. We went out front to throw our pogeys at some bass around Brenton. It was way too rough to do that. We did try fluking a little though, but only picked up Black Sea Bass, not bad size, but released. We started Throwing iron at the breaking fish everywhere and had a great time catching all the schoolie striper (to about 26 inches) and smallish bluefish you could catch. I did hook up to a much larger striper, but my abused leader let go (you would think I would have learned that lesson years ago, grrrrr.)

My father-in-law who is visiting from Wisconsin had a great time with the schoolies so it was a good day.
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