On board today, Mr. Dick Bowman, for fly and LT striped bass. Dick has been fishing with me for many years.
At first light – thick, dense fog socked in the bay. We picked out way along with GPS and compass and picked up fish as we went. There were quite a few boats out today, even with dense fog and a low incoming tide.
We found lots of fish, birds and boats all around Bug Light. We joined in the fun for a while and then left the crowds to find some other fish. If you fish with me, you know I like to find my own fish but will fish with other boats from time to time. The fun part is I know just about everybody out there and I try to take a photo or two of their boat when they are hooked up or zipping past us. Everyone does a great job not spooking the fish and keeping a comfortable distance between boats as we all jockey for position to set our drifts.
After leaving Bug, Dick and I fished a few spots that I had not fished this season and we found a fish or two in most of them. We ran out for a bit to see what was going on, and then came back inside and began working some of my regular structure spots. We found small fish on most of the structure spots with few exceptions. More smaller fish today than we have seen all season. That is good news for the future season’s ahead.
The fog eventually burned off and temps shot up to 80 degrees of so. After coming back to port, the winds picked up out of the ESE. We have had a ton of EAST wind this season. In fact, I would have to say it has been the predominant wind direction all May and June.
Total catch and release today was 31 striped bass to 26″ inches on light tackle and fly. Back at it. Stay Posted:
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 27 Years guiding anglers on the bay. Fly Fishing & Light Tackle.
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