Chris and I both set new personal bests for fluke while fishing Nantucket Shoals with Captain Jimmy Koutalakis of On Time Charters. In addition to Jimmy’s knowledge of how fluke move around that vast area, we owed those catches to the tackle that Jimmy has fine-tuned for this fishery.
For fishing depths up to 100 feet, in an area where 8-plus-pound fluke are almost common, this gear almost seems too light, but it was perfectly suited to the techniques that Jimmy has refined for targeting trophy fluke.
Main Line: Berkley X-9 Braid (15- to 20-pound test)
Leader: 30-pound-test Fluorocarbon
6-ounce Berkley Fusion19 Bucktail Jigs
6-inch Berkley Gulp Grubs (Pink Shine, Pearl, Chartruese)