Take the day off ! ! It is a fantastic day to go fishing, now that the northeast winds have let go. There are still plenty of fish around, both big stripers and bluefins of the small variety. The bluefin bite has been short lived. You must be patient and in the right place at the right time. I met a fellow in one of the local sporting goods and fishing supply stores the other day, with his arms full of expensive new tuna gear. He was heading out for a day of tuna fishing. It was 9:45 am ! I hope he caught one, but if it was me, I think I would rather be on the spot a little earlier than that, at dawn or as close to it as I could reasonable do. The time of slack water would be the other time that I would be there. The striper situation is still the same or even better. Every single drift through the rips provides a bite on the drifted bait almost every time. At Bearse's rip on Saturday the Kearney charter caught 28 bass and 22 bluefish on the morning trip. The afternoon trip I went to a different rip and Kenny and Neil landed about 30 bass in the 33 to 39 inch range. On Sunday afternoon Pat Lawler's group caught around 20 bass ranging in size from 31 inches to 38 inches with two of the fish at 40 and 42 inches ! These fish came from the rip at Bearse's shoals, where they have been for a long time now. If you think the summer fishing has slacked off because the visitors have gone home, think again. It is just heating up ! It is better because there are less boats, clearer and more beautiful air and skies, and litterally tons of bass laying on the bottom waiting to test your light tackle angling skills. Book a fall charter to see how much fun it can be.
Hope to see you,
Bruce & Miss Jillian