The fishing was excellent this weekend! Tons of nice size flounder and good size blues were caught in the back bay this weekend. The stars of the show were the big weakfish that were caught:
- a 10lber caught by angler Tony Keeney from Strathmere, who also had a number of big flatties up to 26″
- Wayne Grear and his son Sam from Cherry Hill who together had 10 keepers up to 5.5 lb and a 6lb weakie!! They are long time Franks renters who seemed to have transitioned well to Whale Creek.
Bucktail Willy (Bill Schillingford) had a grand slam by catching two weakies 22″and 24″, 6 blues up to 18″ , 4 flounder up to 24″ and a 18″ bass. All were tagged and released.
The big flounder of the weekend was Frank Jankowski, of Franks,with a 7.25 lb
The surf fishing was slow on Saturday but the backbay was pretty impressive with a 10 lb 34 inch weak fish caught by Tony Keeney on bucktails with white gulp.
Sunday morning dawned with some nice bass off the beach, with one angler catching a 38″ and a 39″ both early morning on fresh clam.
Our rental boats had a lot of flounder with a few decent ones in the mix. They were all returned back to the bay though.
Ben Janowitz and his son Sam both came back after a nice sunday with two nice bluefish in the 2 lb range.
Make sure you’re geared up for opening day of flounder season on May 23rd.
We will have live minnows, squid, mackerel and mackerel fillets available. We also have all your rigs, bucktails and artificials baits, as well as gas, drinks, snacks and any other things you’d need. We are also always here to answer all your fishing and boating questions.
And don’t forget, we do spring tune ups and bottom painting as well as all regular maintenance, so you’ll be ready to go on opening day. Hope to see you soon!