Quick report from this evening on the fly. I fly fished with Lt. Col Richard “The Machine” Comstock from shoreline for two hours. The Colonel landed a person best of 16 striped bass from shore. He fished an intermediate line and a Baymen Universal No-Eyes, his favorite pattern. I fished a floating line and a Baymen Universal with eyes, weighted. I landed a total of four bass to 24″ inches. We were fishing side by side.
The lesson learned that amazes me: If bass are fowling the 4B principle, even in 3 – 4 fow, you have got to be in the feeding zone they are occupying. Even more amazing is this: I fished the exact same set-up last week, in the same spot, with the Colonel, and I landed 9 out of 12 hook-ups. Try to find the variable in those two scenarios will drive you fish crazy.
SHARK SIGHTING – One other exciting moment tonight. We watched a shark offshore, two football fields way, swimming just under the surface for seveal hundred yards, before going down and never seen again. There were many seals in the bay today and that shark may have been quietly hunting for them… This is my second shark seen this season so far.
So all in all, a great day of fishing today. 26 fish this morning, and 20 more fish tonight. 46 fish for the day’s total, caught and released.
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Capt David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com