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started the day at avalon pier at 3:30 in the morning. caught 2 specks at 12 and 14 inches. left around 8 to eat and get ready for my next adventure. got to the inlet around 10:15 and got the kayak ready to launch. once everything was ready I paddled to one of my holes inside the inlet. it started out slow but after 5 casts I got a 18" flounder. I caught some more out of that hole and the bite started to die so I went exploring and found 2 more holes. caught some fish out of those holes and when they died I went back to the other hole and the bite picked up again. it seemed like youd fish a hole for a while and they would get tired and the fish would stop biting, but if you left for a little while you could come back and they would bite again so I just kept bouncing from hole to hole. had something really big on for about 30 seconds but it broke me off on a piling. it wasn't running but it wasn't giving me any line either. it was just swimming from one set of pilings to another back and forth a couple of times. probably a big puppy drum. caught a little pup that was 16 inches and around 35-40 flounder with 11 keepers! I like this spot it produces a lot of fish and the boats can't get to it because the hole is surrounded by shallow water that is like 4 or 5 inches at low tide. I quit fishing there around 5 and paddled back and talked to a friend of mine for a while and went back to the pier to do some more trout fishing and caught a 22 " puppy drum and about 15 trout with only one being a keeper at 14". a long but very successful day.

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Thanks for the report, Matt! Sounds like a great day of fishing. :icon_salut:

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Next fall when I go to HI, I'm bringing BOHICA with me to fish the sound. Great report!! We went to the avon pier our first nite down there, scary place that is, lol. My wife was convinced it was going to collapse with us on it.

Thanks for the report.

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the thing I like about fishing in the sound is that not many people know how good it can be or even try. a lot of the spots that I go to can't even be reached by boats so they are stocked pretty well. I'm going tomorrow and I'm going to try some new places and new styles of fishing. I have been just using jigs but I am gonna use live baits and try some popping corks tomorrow. I don't know where I'm gonna fish exactly yet, I have all day so I anticipate A LOT of paddling. I just hope the water didn't cool too much from the storm. It is so shallow back there that it can cool down SUPER fast.

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