On board today, Kurt Upham and Dave Mulcahy of Oh, Deer for light tackle striped bass. At first light, dead calm and dead low -1.3 runout with most boats in the harbor high and dry on the flats. It looked like the surface of Mars out there.
We very slowly worked out way out into the bay and passed a lot of immature pogies along the way. The tide was still slack and no fish were found anywhere. We check the Bug Light area and then picked up our first fish along a sandbar.
Next, we ran up some long channels and found a half-dozen fish at a drop-off along another flat. Back out into the bay, we found a handful of topwater fish, bait and birds and landed a couple nice fish.
We ran back up into Duxbury bay and fished a nice piece of structure that has been hot and cold this past week. Today it was hot! Lots and lots of bass and bait hugging the bottom and we made numerous drifts over the stucture and picked up some nice fish on every drift. We had a few fish come to the surface chasing bait as well.
Moving back down towards Plymouth, we checked several spots along the way with no fish home. Then, we worked a shallow beach in 9 fow and had a great drift with the East wind and tide working together. We hooked into several more fish and even had a couple of seals join us. We reset the drift several times and landed fish. From there, we ran back into Duxbury and landed one last fish to wrap up the morning.
Total catch and release today was 44 striped bass on light tackle. Rubber crankbaits were the lure of choice today in all of our locations. A gorgeous summer morning on the water!
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Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 29 Years Guiding The Bay
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