On board this evening I had client and friend, Lt. Col. Richard “The Machine” Comstock for Fly or Die striped bass.
We basically had 2 1/2 hours to fish and it was my goal and intention to put Col. Comstock on the fish I got into last night all on poppers. Well, you know what happened. I took him to the place where the fish were stacked and it was a ghost town! Completely void of bass, birds, and bait. So typical in our waters this season, even in the Fall Run!
I glassed the entire bay hoping to spot that 800 yard school of striped bass from 24 hours earlier but it was in vain. Those fish were probably already through the Canal and into Buzzard’s. SW winds were a little choppy and fishing poppers to non-existent fish was not an option. What to do? Hit some rips and pray for fish on the bottom… BINGO! Fish were hugging the bottom in good numbers and for the next 2 1/2 hours we were into fish non-stop! Baymen Clousers and store bought Half/Half’s did the job on intermediate and sinking lines. Cast ‘N Count technique. 30″ inch fast strip. WHAM! Lots of striped bass and even a Fluke!
Total catch and release this evening was 20 fish and almost all of them were big and fat schooled bass. After fishing hard non-stop, Col. Comstock insisted on buying me dinner at the Windsor House. A lovely way to spend a Friday evening in Baymen Land with a great angler, client and friend.
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