On board today, I had new clients, Michael Mockus and his son, Tyler, for light tackle striped bass.
At first light, we found a smattering of topwater fish chasing bait from Bug to Brown’s. Many boats out on the flat calm bay. We chased topwater under a handful of birds most of the morning with great success. Then we ran out to try some jigging with Baymen Jigs in deeper waters. As we began jigging. topwater bass began break on the surface. We could not resist and switched back to light tackle and chased them.
Top tackle were rubber crank baits with the cast and count technique. You had to keep the lures fresh to get the hits. Once they were slightly ratty, the bass would follow and not take, Switch up to a new lure from the exact same package and it was game on!
Total catch and release today was 27 striped bass to 26″ inches. All fat and healthy fish covered in sea lice. The bay was flat calm all morning with a chilly start and a summer-day finish. A wonderful morning on the bay.
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Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com
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