October 2 2019

Fluke Fishing on Cape Cod from a Row Boat


Garet Suomala

Hello guys ? MFCC contributor Garet Suomala here with another fishy story! 

Fishing from the Miss Loretta (Ryan's larger boat) is fun, but it's also cool to go out in his tin boat.

On this trip I don't remember where we went out of but it was somewhere in this area.


The water was like glass and it made the trip more enjoyable. Of course catching fish would be icing on the cake.

We hooked up early on in the trip with our first fish. 

I had hooked my first-ever fluke, but that was far from the only fish of the day! We did not catch anything big, but we caught a bunch of fish.  

I was not the only one to catch a fluke that morning, as Ryan got into the action with one of his own.  

He got his in, but as he was going for his camera for an underwater shot, the fluke unfortunately slipped off his hook. That was just a minor setback for the day though.  

It did not take me long before I hooked on again, this time with a black sea bass.

I think my next fish was another bluefish, which Ryan had to be careful unhooking, to make sure he avoided the blue's teeth. If I tried to unhook the blue, it probably would have bitten me, and I like my fingers!

Don't get me wrong bluefish are fun to catch but not as fun as the other fish we were catching. We even caught a small scup and a few blue runners each.

Ryan somehow caught sight of a mola mola (ocean sunfish). I wish I had sharper eyes, because I've never seen one (other than in pictures). Ryan says he is seeing molas all over the Cape, so I still have a chance.

Ryan was rowing us back when he and I saw some pretty good action on the surface of the water.  Ryan knew right away it was false albacore.

I have never caught an albie, but Ryan says they fight like "no ones business."  We had a good chance to catch one of those, but sadly it was not meant to be.

Thank you guys for reading! ?


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About the author 

Garet Suomala

My name is Garet Suomala. I've had to overcome a lot of things in life, but I have a strong faith, and loving friends and family. I'm also a happy graduate of "Project Forward" at Cape Cod Community College.

  • Coincidentally today, I went out today seeking fluke in the same general location I caught them a couple weeks ago. I was in my kayak, but alas, it was not to be, despite the presence of peanut bunker so thick you couldn’t see the bottom. Or maybe that’s why the fluke ignored my life.

  • Nice write up Garet! I love bottom fishing. There are so many species to catch. The Blue runners are a pretty little fish. I hope to catch one someday. have fun! Tight lines!

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