Saltwater Missed – Bluefish Longed For

On the last two Fridays, Adil and I searched for bluefish action in its exact season, where the first one had taken place in the west coast of Istanbul that ended up with no fish(no traces even!) and the second was right in the midst of the Bosphorus bringing the positive expectations. ┬áThe total distance between my home and the casting point is 35 km and driving this way lasted about only 20 minutes at 4 am which would normally take an hour and a half within rush hour. I was enormously comforted by the drive on both going and the return. Plus, the session being fishful┬áhad the day superbly-flown…

Some other spinning anglers were already casting as we reached the spot and pulling bluefish on their lures. So, we breathlessly tied up the clips and started to cast next to them. By the help of street lights, we were observing that the fish were following the lures near the shore but not deciding to attack in so many times. These views were exciting, enjoyable and irritating at the same time with lots of ”come get it!”. After some trials when the optimum retrieve speed, action and lures were established, the fish began to show up one and after…

 

 

 

The others, who were telling each other ”17 fish, that is enough!”, ”In total, 3 kilos!” etc., left the place pretty satisfied due to their daily jobs towards the morning. We, who are free on Fridays, kept on casting for about 2 hours and hooked 6 bluefish. Plus, dozens of lure followers… Adil collected three that were over the legal limit whereas I released all. The sizes of ours varied between 20-30 cm, however it was seen that the spot had brought a couple of 40 cm-sized before us. Therefore, the hopes will work for better for the next sessions which will happen this Friday again…

The session’s final scene were shot at a cafe where we ate ”menemen” for breakfast with tea warming our bodies…

 

 

”Menemen” (Eggs with fried tomatoes and peppers)

 

 

 

 

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