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Tips for fluking on NJ party boats.?

Question by NewYorkSports: Tips for fluking on NJ party boats.?
I was wondering what kind of wind directions, temperatures, and tides do you want to look for to find the best day to go out? Also what is the best part of the boat? What are the best techniques for catching fish and making sure you on the bottom? And what is the best bait (live killies, spearing, or squid)?

Best answer:

Answer by kbhiltsley
That’s a lot of questions for a short course on NJ partyboat fluking.

Leave the wind, temp and tides up to the Captain. He’ll know where to go under various conditions.

Depending on how the Captain normally positions the boat for the drift, position can be ralative. I generally like the bow position, as it usually gives the most freedom of movement, and least chance of a hang-up and crossed lines.

The Captain or mates will generally advise you of the weight sinkers needed to assure you’re drifting on the bottom. If in doubt, ask.

As to baits, the best rig/baits we’ve found are a double fluke rig with large gold spinner blades and 1/0 gold wide gap hooks. Off each hook, we hang a strip of squid AND a good sized spearing or killie. The double bait combination really works!!

Good luck.

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