On board today I had regular, John Wolff and his brother-in-law Norm Graf, for light tackle striped bass.
Last night, NOAA called for buidling chop on the bay in SW. A few tears back, I had some of the NOAA scientists on board for a charter and they told me the hardest place on the MA coast for them to forecast is between the North River and the Cape Cod Canal, due to very unstable wind patterns. I could not agree more.
Well, at first light today is was dead-calm on the low rising tide.Water temps 58-64 degrees. Typically, a perfect scenario for Spring Blitz striped bass fishing on topwater. But there was zero bait inside the bay and almost no schools of fish. Topwater was non-existent. So, we structure fished and picked them off one by one.
We found fish on the edge of the flats in two places about a mile apart that kept us busy on the light tackle. Later in the morning, we found a school of 50 bass on bait in about 70 fow. We played hide and seek with those fish for quite a while but they only came to the surface for one brief moment and then we finally moved on.
We fished all around the bay in Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth. Not many fish inside the bay today. But my crew kept at it for nearly five hours without let up. We ended the morning with 21 striped bass caught and released. All structure fish on rubber crankbaits. Air temps coming back in were nudging 90 degrees!
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Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 29 Years Guiding The Bay