Greetings from Capt. Dave & BAYMEN!
On board today, Dr. Brenda Chapman from Oklahoma, for light tackle striped bass. Brenda has fished with me for several seasons and was introduced to me by angler Dick Watson.
At first light, we found skittish bass busting bait under birds up on the flats in shallow waters. A light overcast and water temps 65-73 degrees. Light SW winds. The fish were running and gunning and not holding for long in any one place. So, we ran with them got into some decent fish on rubber crankbaits. We tried to get them to hit topwater lures but they were not interested. We worked these fish until it began to quiet down and then moved on to new waters.
More topwater poppers to try to find a bass holding on structure, but nobody home. We switched back to rubber crankbaits and began to move around Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth bays. It was slow but very enjoyable fishing with lovely conditions on the bay. Just a light breeze and sunny skies. We found a few more fish throughout the morning and ended with 12 striped bass caught and released.
Much of the bait we have been seeing (1″ slender olive minnows) have left the bay and a lot of the bass we have been on for the past week or two have also left the bay. So, we have to work harder for fewer fish until the next school of bait and bass come inside the bay.
We are back at it. STAY POSTED:
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 30 Years Guiding The Bay. Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Striped Bass on the Massachusetts Coast.
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