On board today, I had regular, Brian Ware, and his Dad, Dave, for Fly & LT striped bass.
Absolute flat calm all morning, a rarity this spring. We got to fish structure as well was the flats and sight fishing to cruising fish. Our first stop of the morning was Brown’s and there were skittish, fast moving fish on the bank under a handful of birds. And 9 other boats in the mix. We fished Brown’s for a while and then decided to go find some fish without any boat pressure.
Out next stop was all the rips inside the bay. Bass were holding on them and we did well. We got many drifts before moving on to new areas. We decided to check out Plymouth and found fish in all the spots we fished. Some were on structure, others holding bottom and then we found bass crusing the flats and “crabbing.” That was a blast!
Later in the morning, we met a fly rodder from Framingham who walked out onto the flats at low tide. When the tide came in, he was up to his waist, so we gave him lift and got him into shallower water for his walk back to shore. If you have been reading my Baymen Reports for the past 20 years or so, you may recall the day we rescued “Pirate” from Wicked Tuna, who had waded the flats after paddling out in his kayak and then then the tide took his kayak and we found him up to his neck in water a little over a mile from shore. He was happy to see us that day!
Well, this morning was just beautiful out on the bay. Lots of fish, no keepers, the biggest were 26-27 inches. Brian did awesome on the fly and his Dad did great on the light tackle. Top flies today: Baymen Universal and a Baynen Clouser fished on an intermediate line. Brain also fished a popper on a floating line for a while and picked up a fish that hit the popper like a bolt of lightning. Top light tackle today were rubber crank baits and Sebile topwater hardbodies (thanks, Dick Bowman).
Total catch and release today was 44 fish. A lovely morning on the bay.
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Capt. Dave, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com
Guided Fly Fishing & Light Tackle on the MA South Shore for twenty-seven years. Now booking 2020, 2021, 2022.
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