Lloyd Neck, NY -
Took the Mako out Wed night with 3 guys from work. Set anchor southeast of
buoy 15 down-drift from tightly packed group of boats. Beautiful night, 80 degrees, 5-10kt winds, seas 1-2ft. Hi tide at 7pm., anchor set at 8pm, fishing outgoing. Sundown . 4 lines in, two bunker heads, two chunks. 10 minutes into set...Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
I picked up the rod, let it run for a bit then set the hook, FISH ON! Handed the rod off to Rob and we worked the fish in like a pro. Thought it was a bluefish the way it took off. Fish surfaces 30 yards off the stern. No way this is a blue, we see the dorsal and tail fin waving slowly towards the boat like a bass. Rob works it closer to the side of the boat, nice fish! I gaff it in and flop it on the deck.....exceeded the sticker measuring tape on the boat at 39inches. Weighed it at home, 21lbs.
One small run off later. Back at dock at 11pm. Great night. Great to hear Rob say it was the biggest and best fish he has ever landed in his life. I took fish home and butchered it up. I'm sitting in my office with a cooler of striper fillets, just like "Office Space."