Monday, October 28, 2013
It has been chilly and windy on the grounds the past few days. The fishing remains a pick at best, with just a few keepers being boated. I don't know if is going to get any better with all the pressure. There are no striped bass around other then the jigging out in the ocean and there were fifteen boats on the blackfish grounds Sunday.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I am hoping this cold snap will get the fish biting. Tuesday was another slow day as we tried for striped bass and only found a few shorts mixed in with the sea bass, sea robins and fluke! A try for blackfish at the end of the day saw the same picky bite with a few going into the cooler.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I was surprised to see ten boats out on the grounds Sunday. The relentless NE winds of last week were still blowing a steady fifteen knots and it wasn't all that nice. A few shorts and some nice ones but it still seems to be too warm. Monday all the spots were covered again and it was like a summer day out there, warm and calm. Fishing remained a slow pick. I don't expect it to get any better until after the full moon and the water temps drop a little.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The first storm of the fall is upon us and we knew the nice weather had to come to an end. No one wanted to fish yesterday (I guess they were worried about the storm), so we packed up the truck and headed to the country. Five solid rainbows, a nice brookie and two wild browns made for a very nice day. A stop at the farm stand provided all the fixin's for the pot of kale soup simmering on the stove. It should hit the spot on a night like this.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Some hot weather the past few days (it reached 89 degrees at Newark airport on Friday.) We fished the NY blackfish opener on Saturday and it is still a little to warm to put a catch together. The weather is forecast to change this week, and a little chill may do us good. I am looking at this Wednesday and if bait is available, we may sneak out.