Monday, October 19, 2015

Cold and Windy Sunday

It was the first winter-like day of the season, with a steady 15 to 20 knot NW wind that gusted to over 30 knots in the afternoon. The air temperature never went above 45 degrees on the fishing grounds. On top of all this, we had a current running into the wind that cut down on our mobility. I set up on a shallow spot and the fish were very finicky. One particular angler used a ten pound test spinning outfit with twenty pound fluorocarbon leader on a Florida style rig and had constant bites all day, landing five big fish. It seemed that the fish did not want the baits anchored to the bottom and preferred a more natural presentation. That is what catching is all about these days, whether it being blackfish or fluke or tuna, how the baits (or lures) are presented to fish triggers the bites. For those not willing to adapt there's always pizza or Chinese food. The weather is forecast to moderate this week and maybe the fishing will improve.

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