On board today, Mr. Dick Bowman, USMC, for fly fishing and light tackle striped bass.
At first light, we found fish under birds working bait on the last two hours of the dropping tide. The fish were quite finicky and spooky of the boat. But we set many drifts and had some success.
Yesterday’s northerly low pressure system turned south and a high pressure system has set it. The “false fall” blitz is over and it is back to bump and grind fishing for a few more weeks until the real fall run begins about the last week of August right into October.
Water temps at the dock today were 74 degrees. Bay temps were 71. The winds were low, then picked up and it made fly casting challenging. We trolled streamer patters for a while, much the same way you would for landlock salmon in fw lakes. It worked well and we had some good hook-ups. Later, we mixed it up with light tackle due to the winds and landed a few more fish on rubber crank baits.
Total catch and release today was 14 hard-earned fish, all fat and happy schoolies to about 23″ inches.
Note: My photo gallery is down so I can only post text here at the moment. Should be corrected soon. In the meantime, I will post some of the pics from our days on the bay on my FB pages under my name and also under Baymen Charters.
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 29 Years Guiding The Bay
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