Monday, May 30, 2016
We kept the boat in today due to the heavy rain.The striped bass have spawned and are starting to bite again. The only problem is how long it will last as water temperatures are rising rapidly. Fluke are showing in all the usual places but don't bite all the time, the usual with south and east winds. I expect to do well on the fluke when we have a few days of west wind.
Monday, May 23, 2016
The weather and fishing was not bad. We have been giving everyone an opportunity to catch a large striped bass and while everyone has had bites, some anglers do very well and others struggle. Yesterday we had a full boat limit of striped bass up to 25lbs., enough blues to ruin tackle and make things interesting, four nice fluke and two big blackfish (six and eight pounds) in full spawning condition that were quickly released. A pretty nice spring day.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
We had an intrepid group of fluke seekers onboard, looking for the first flatties of the year. We tried many places and found only shorts until late in the morning when Russ landed a twenty incher, our first keeper of the season. In the afternoon we headed back to the bass grounds and gave everyone an opportunity to battle with big fish. Once again, some did better then others, with Mark S. leading the way with a twenty three pound striped bass. Tommy O. has proven himself to be one of the top striped bass anglers we have, landing three in a short time, despite multiple equipment failures (Shitmano reel). Fluke fishing will only get better and I was happy to see some in all the usual spots.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
We headed out on Friday in search of striped bass. There was a fleet of ten boats fishing outside of the inlet and we headed down the bay to get away from the crowd. Don started off the new year landing the first fish of the season, a big fat blackfish , full of eggs, that was quickly released to do her thing. Charlie landed the first striped bass and that twenty one pounder held on to win the pool, despite the vicious assault from Anthony "The Barker" and Ken "The Legend" as they landed multiple keepers in the 15 to 18lb. class. Everyone had their chances with the big bass and some did better then others. The rain held off until the ride home on what turned out to be a pretty nice day. While we had a lull in the action during the slack tide, the "Barker" flipped out a jig and landed the first fluke of 2016 and we will start to look for them soon.
Monday, May 2, 2016
We could have started fishing this week, but the weather has been damp and gloomy. With the marina all messed up with the sail boat race, we will wait until after Mother's Day weekend to start. Fluke fishing will open soon and I am looking forward to it.