Greetings from Baymen!
We were finally able to get back on the bay today and into fish, after a non-stop six day ENE storm, rain, winds, and seas…!
On board today, Founder and President of Oh, Deer Tick & Mosquito Control, Kurt Upham & Company for light tackle striped bass. Kurt has been fishing with me for many years.
At first light, a slight overcast, an ENE wind, some minor chop, and water temps 59 degrees in the harbor. Tide was two hours incoming. I found some fish while scouting yesterday evening, and they were there again this morning.
We pulled into topwater fish working under birds and began to hook-up right away. Solid bass in this spot. We worked these fish hard and in two hours we had landed and released ten fish, including three slot keepers. The bass were hitting rubber crankbaits cast and count, and also Baymen Jigs hitting the bottom… WHAM! Fish On! At one point we had a triple hook-up, one of several for the morning.
We saw fish in the distance and a cloud of birds and decided to make the run. We pulled into more topwater action but not as intense as the first school. Seas were choppy and we tried to follow the fish but when the chop hit four feet, I turned the boat around and we searched for some new fish across the bay.
Spot #3 of the morning had a few fast moving fish but they were up and gone before we could get any decent drifts over them.
Spot #4 – Almost solid BLUES! They began to destroy our gear and I finally gave in and re-rigged with hardbody tackle and wire leaders. That solved the problem and Kurt and his crew put five blues in the cooler – perfect size for Kurt’s smoker!
We ended the morning with 38 fish caught and released, including the five blues that went home with Kurt. For an ENE wind today, fishing was pretty solid. A great morning on the water with a great crew.
Back at it. Stay Posted:
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 31 Years Guiding The Bay. Soli Deo Gloria!
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