8/14/06
The big news now is the fluke fishing. Years (and years) ago the best fluke fishing for the biggest fish always took place
around Labor Day. Then something happened and it all changed so that the best of it was early in the season, with
everything heading downhill in late August. Well, it looks like it is switching around again. The action is red hot now,
with lots and lots of doormats being caught. Four and five pound fish are common, and eight and nine pounders are not
uncommon. All of the action is on the south side, and for the first time this season it is spread out all the way west to the
?parachute jump?.
The 760 pound mako caught on the SEA WIFE this week might give you the idea that shark fishing is pretty good, but it
is getting more difficult, going from ?one bite? fishing to ?once a while someone catches one?. Going sharkless is getting
to be too common.
Star Island?s Mako Mania Tournament was held this past weekend, and the results are as follows:
1st Place - 200 lbs - CHASIN TAIL
2nd Place - 158 lbs - ON A MISSION
3rd Place - 137 lbs - SHOCK WAVE
1st Place Thresher - 467 lbs - FISH ON

Further offshore, the yellowfin action around the 500 line has slowed nearly to a stop. It was good for a while, but over
the weekend the bite was almost non-existent. To have any chance at all, you had to get out to the edge or beyond, with
the better action over towards the Dip.

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