Monday, June 19, 2017
Sea Bass Season-Part One
The spring sea bass season has come to a close, but it was very productive. We had some excellent catches and there is no lack of fish. The bite slowed a little around the full moon, but I think it was because they were on the spawn. The last few trips, they turned on again and fishing was great with plenty of big ones. Sunday, we had military personnel from the Joint Base aboard and they did very well despite the less then ideal conditions. Fog and a building south wind made for an early return, but we had full bags and some jumbos too. The season opens again for the summer, as a by catch to other fisheries, with a two per person limit. It's not so bad as you can take a couple jumbos to go with your fluke or ling. That will remain in effect through August and then close until October. Now it's time to look for fluke, and some west wind and calm seas should get them biting for our fluke trip next Sunday.