Saturday, September 29, 2012
Today the Sunday crew was out and they made all the difference. The morning tide only produced one short striper. If I did not have the regulars onboard,I would have left the area as we went through the slack water without a bite while waiting for the tide to change. When the current started to run around 11:30 the bite turned on. First it was 12 to 14 lb. bluefish and then some bass. Roger had his limit and started off the fall bass run in style, landing a 31lb. striped bass that ran both of us around the boat.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Players, coaches and fans are complaining about the replacement referees in the NFL. Simple solution, cancel all the games until the problem is resolved. Never happen. The President is in town and Iran just shot a missile our way. He says he doesn't have time to sit down with world leaders but he did have time to talk to Whoopie Goldberg.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Saturday Evelyn and I hosted Ben and his friends and family visiting from London. What a great group of guys. We had to stay in the bay with the 20 to 25 knot SE wind but the guys caught a bunch of short fluke and topped off the catch with a five pound fluke, some keeper porgies and monster sea robins. When we returned to the marina, it seemed that everyone with a Sea Ray or sailboat was out to take advantage of the 80 degree forecast(it never did get that warm). Watching them trying to handle their boats in the stiff breeze was quite interesting. Sunday started off with wind again but from the opposite direction. The plan was to try for striped bass but the bluefish made fast work of our limited supply of eels. A try for fluke only produced a few tiny fish and no way near the amount of life as the previous day. The cool temperatures should only help as we seem to be stuck between Summer and Fall.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
This is a tough time of year. The ocean is changing from the calm summer to the fall. Today the forecast is for ten knots of east wind and all the boats are trying to sail. I looked at the current buoy reports and webcams and the wind is gusting over twenty knots. I saw my buddy Capt Bob on the Sea Devil go to the inlet and turn around. All we can do is be patient and wait for nicer weather and the fall fishing to begin. It won't be long, hang in there.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The novice anglers aboard on Saturday had good action in protected waters with some keeper fluke and loads of birds. Thanks to Mike L. for helping out. Sunday I tried a spot in the deep of the channel and when I looked out upon the ocean, all I could see was waves braking over Romer Shoal. I called my old friend Capt George on the Angler and he told me the sea conditions were fine and suggested I try a spot a little further out. It took a while but when the tide changed, we started to see some fluke amongst all the sea robins. At times we drifted over two knots and still had action. We landed the most fluke in three weeks but I think the end is near as a change in weather is coming Tuesday.
Friday, September 14, 2012
The weather was just about perfect so we took a 1 1/2 hour ride out to the offshore grounds. I tried some rock ledges, lumps, and wrecks and only scraped up enough fish for dinner. This weekend the plan is to look in a different area and to be ready for anything.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
I am glad we stayed in port Saturday. Sunday the weather was beautiful and with the fluke just about gone from the bay, we tried striper fishing. A few hours effort produced only bluefish of mixed sizes, the largest caught by Evelyn at 17lbs. The afternoon was spent fluke fishing and the only highlight was Big Tom landing a 4 1/2lber.
Friday, September 7, 2012
I am keeping the boat tied up tomorrow due to the forecast. Sunday will be fishable with NW winds. I saw on another site that a boat trolling for striped bass on the Tin Can grounds caught a 14lb. 4oz. fluke. The plan is to go there this week. Fare remains $85 for fluke until Oct. 1 when we begin fall fishing. Don't miss the last few days of summer.
Evelyn and I hosted Ken, Joe N. and Tommy O. today in search of the elusive fluke. We tried a variety of spots, deep, channels, shallow, ledges, rocks, and did not find much. Sunday we may search some different areas and next week if the weather allows we will go long, and try some ocean spots. Check with me or Ken if you would like to go on Tuesday or Thursday.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The weather was not the best which is typical of Labor Day Weekend. Sunday started out a little choppy but settled down and we were able to try some different spots. Fishing was slow but we found some keepers up to Roger's four pounder and had a pretty good bite in the channel at the change of tide. Monday, the plan was to go back to the channel but a stiff east wind stopped us by the bridge and we spent the day in the bay. It was good to fish with old friends on our annual trip. Mike, Kathy, Not So Big Anymore John, Roger and Eileen had fun despite catching few keepers. There was life in the bay but it seems the bigger fish have moved out and we will have to fish outside when the weather allows. I may spend some time next week looking for some striped bass and bluefish. Lets see what the weather brings.