Hannah’s First Fluke on the Reel Reaction by Bob Dodds

I took my son-in-law, Eric and granddaughter, Hannah on a “skinny water” charter with Capt. Brett Taylor. Since there was a threat of rain, we left early 6:30 and fished an area he knows well. Within minutes, Hannah had her first ever fluke. She followed this with 10 more of which 3 were almost legal. She is hooked, thank God!!
We ended up with catching over 40 fluke and 7 were keepers. I caught my first fluke limit in a long time. Hope it continues.

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