A last look at 2020 trophy fluke photos in the office files!
On September 28th I received an email from Vincent Marino stating, “I wanted to know what the biggest fluke was in New Jersey this year.” It’s a darn good question. Checking back on our 2020 fishing reports, 13 pounds was the biggest I saw referenced this year, a fish reportedly caught around the Verrazzano Bridge in late August (though we had no names nor photo support that I can find.)
Vincent submitted his picture though, a whopping 12.8-pounder caught out of Shark River in September using a ball jig with glow Gulp (our cover shot of the week). Translating that decimal reading to actual ounces, Vincent’s fish could go anywhere from 12 pounds, 12 ounces on up to 12 pounds 14 ounces; without that next hundredths of a pound on the digital scale, I can’t tell. Honestly, when it comes to math, I can’t tell much of anything without a calculator and a YouTube instructional video.
But to answer your question Vincent, your doormat was one of the largest we saw at The Fisherman this year; outside of Joe Rodd’s 12-pound, 14-ouncer in mid-August which translated to digital comes out at 12.875 pounds. Before my mathematically challenged skull implodes, let’s look at few of the other top fish from the summer of 2020 still in our files.