On board today, repeat cient Greg O’Brien from Oregon, and his wife’s cousin, Mark, for fly fishing and light tackle striped bass.
At first light, calm seas, NW very light, and a high tide dropping. Water temps were 58-66 degrees around the bay.
We ran to our first spot of the morning and after some searching, we found fish. Yesterday’s fish were long gone, but some new fish had moved in overnight. There was about 1/10th of the fish in this spot today compared to yesterday – but still plenty to catch. We worked these fish with a sinking fly line and Greg’s Baymen Universal that he had tied, and Mark fished rubber crank baits, to topwater pencil poppers, to Baymen Jigs. We released many nice, fat, healthy fish.
Next spot of the morning we found a nice pocket of smaller fish at the edge of a drop-off along a flat. We worked a rubber crank bait on LT and a Mike Rice Flatwing on the fly rod and hooked up on several fish.
Our third spot of the morning yielded a few more fish on the dropping tide, but not as many as I had hoped would be there. We worked our fly and LT over the area and landed several more fish. I saw a handful of breaking fish nearby and we fished the area hard and landed fish there as well.
Our last spot of the morning also held a few fish, many of them small blonde bass that were much lighter than the earlier bigger fish, and they lacked sea lice. These fish are bay fish, or local fish, that have been in the bay for a while and take on a lighter color than the deeper water migrant fish we got into today. We also saw one seal today inside the bay.
Total catch and release was 40 fish. A fun morning on calm seas with great clients!
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Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 29 Years Guiding The Bay
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