After last Wednesdays striper trip was so successful, when Andy and Butch wanted to striper fish, I never had a second thought about going back to the same area the following tuesday. Apparently I should have, as the area was seemingly void of life. We saw very little surface activity, and fish were few and far between. Thats why its fishing and not catching I suppose. Despite all that, Butch landed his first ever striped bass!
A new species...hopefully the first of many!
After we decided to abandon the bass and blues, we moved onto porgies, and they brought a few home for lunch. I was later updated "they are better than the flounder fillets from the store". So no snickering about them the next time your out there watching someone else catch "little fish!"
Wednesday morning brought with it similar conditions, and when I arrived at the launch, early as always to prepare, I found my sports waiting for me already! I knew they were excited to get out there, so I made quick work of getting the boat rigged and ready. Before too long, they had matching bluefish in the cooler from the first spot. Not long after Sal landed a second, which showed signs of being stuck in a commercial net at some point....
Last time I hosted them, Brandon outfished Sal. Sal was ready for battle today, and not long after that added another fish to his tally....he snatched a nice striper out of a school of bluefish! Nice job!
Late July Striper
They added a few more bluefish to the box, and had a couple near misses at the side of the boat, the tide slacked out, ending the blitzes. We ran around a bit, porgy fished a little, and before long the tide picked up again. Brandon had some catching up to do, and he did it in fashion.....
So far thats the best blue aboard my boat in 2011. It taped 34" and weighed in at 11.5lbs. Think you can top it?!?!
With this heat the striper fishing is likely to stay a night time game, but the bluefishing should only get better through August....and lets not forget Bonito!!
Thanks for reading,