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South Shore  ¦  May 22, 2017

DECENT OPENING TO FLUKE SEASON

By Tom Melton  |  May 22, 2017
The weather broke and fluke season opened this past week, but then a cold front came in and slowed down activity. During the week however fares on party boats scored with fluke, although many were shorts. The bass and bluefish action continues to build, but again, there were a lot of smaller fish in the mix. The best bet right now remains ...

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