On board today, Mr. Peter Gaudette for light tackle striped bass. Pete is a regular and has been fishing with me since around 2005 when he fished with The Baymen Club on Thursday nights. Those were fun years with a great bunch of anglers!
Well today, we had dead low tide and flat calm seas for most of the morning. Not a whisper of wind until 10:00am when EAST winds kicked up. PrIor to that, it was just lovely out there. Water temps in the bay were 67 degrees under sunny skies.
We had many small schools of topwater bass scattered around the bay. No massive schools, but plenty of fish and birds. The bait is the September peanut bunker. They are not thick but any means, but they are balled up and the bass are staying with them. “FInd the bait, find the bass.”
We started with medium rubber crank baits and caught fish. Then we switched to very small crank baits and they seemed to get the most hits. Also fished a giant rubber crank bait on the bottom looking for a Big fish, and bass to 25″ inches or so would take it. We got bit off twice today and the leader was shredded – sure sign of small blues in the bay.
Total catch and release today was 26 striped bass. By 10:00am the EAST winds had kicked up and the bite shut off cold. But the whole morning was very enjoyable fishing.
Back at it. Stay Posted: Tomorrow looks like more EAST winds so may be a few days before the bay lights up again…
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com Covid-19 Protocol observed on all Baymen Charters & guide services
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