Greetings from Baymen & Capt. Dave!
Fresh in from the Maine North Woods and back out onto the bay today with regulars, Frank Harrington, and his three sons, Greg, Brian, and Frank IV, for light tackle striped bass.
At first light a high tide, see-through fog and overcast skies. Water temps a balmy 69 degrees inside the bay. Winds light and S/SE. Seas calm.
A slow start with high tide slack and then fishing gradually picked up with the outgoing tide. No birds, almost no topwater, and almost no fish marked inside the bay. We went right to fishing structure, cuts, channels, flats, and mini rips. We fished a lot of spots today and found fish in about half of them. No schools of fish, singles and doubles only. There was one exception when we found a school of topwater fish in 16 fow that would go to the bottom and then drive bait to the surface for about ten seconds and then disappear. We also marked one school of fish on the bottom today (maybe the same fish?) that had about 20 bass in it.
No seals inside the bay today and very, very few fish at the moment. It was tough, grind it out fishing but the “A Team” are all seasoned anglers and worked the bay hard. They were rewarded for a 23 fish morning with 1 keeper that went home in the cooler. This was pretty amazing considering there are just no fish in the bay to speak of at the moment…. But that will change.
We did come across a couple small blues – the second time this season. As the summer temps continue to climb, I expect to see more blues inside the bay, as well as some summer fluke, and of course, Great Whites.
Total catch and release today on light tackle: 23 fish, 1 keeper, 2 blues.
Back at it, STAY POSTED.
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 31 Years Guiding The Bay. Still In Love.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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