View Full Version : anyone here fluke from shore??

06-16-2006, 05:43 PM
I gave it a shot today- hooked into 2 fish about 14 or 15 inches. all on a bucktail.. no chunkin for me :hihi:

I hate to say this but I think i may concentrate more on fluking this year and less on bass

06-16-2006, 06:07 PM
They taste alot better

06-16-2006, 06:13 PM
I've been doing it for the last 3 or 4 years and having a blast. My wife likes to spend as much time as she can at the beach during the summer months so we are there pretty much every weekend. I've been bringing along a fluking outfit and will work a half mile or so of beach while she sits in her chair and reads.

I use a light fiberglass baitcasting outfit rigged up with a one ounce sinker and squid strip on a Sneaky Pete rig per the recommendations of Milt Rosko. Since you are casting and retrieving your rig along the bottom, you don't really need much weight so you can use a light outfit like this. I have done pretty well, usually picking up a few several fluke, sea robins, and stargazers in an hour or two of fishing. All of which feel amazingly strong with this light outfit. This all happens in the middle of the summer beachgoing crowd, most of whom have never seen a one-handed baitcasting rod used in the surf, let alone fluke being caught from shore. Shocking them is half the fun.

06-16-2006, 06:55 PM
when I was a kid that was all I fished for from shore there were no bass.We would get plenty of them with sandworms.

06-16-2006, 07:54 PM
Used to limit out when i used to chunk behind the work piece

06-16-2006, 07:55 PM
Rooster Tails

06-16-2006, 08:07 PM
They taste alot better

damn straight they do..

It was hard to let them go :hihi:

fluke sashimi is one of my favorites too :drool:

06-16-2006, 10:15 PM
tip a strip of squid on ur bucktail jig. it worked for me last season, but i lost them.

06-17-2006, 08:07 AM
Right where I live at is fantastic fluking spot.

The basic bucktail jig with a strip of squid or porkrind.Curly tails work also.Tins like a Pt.Jude butterfish work good too.

I'll also get them while plugging for bass.The yellow/white bomber was always good for hooking a few.

06-17-2006, 10:30 AM
Would love to be able to when we take the kids to the beach.....Currently I have to simply admire whatever scenery there is.