On board today, I had regulars, Gary Condon and Greg Powers for light tackle striped bass. Gary and Greg have been fishing with me for many, many years.
We found topwater fish in July! The fish I put my clients on yesterday were still there today and they hit our light tackle lures with gusto. They were all small fish and we left after catching and releasing a bunch, to search for some bigger fish.
We found scores of pogies on the plankton feed but no fish were on them. We did see one fish chasing and we live-lined a pogy in hopes of getting a good bass but no luck. Away from the pogies we found some smaller bass and caught several on LT.
Next up we searched in vain for fish over some big flats with Baymen Jigs. Not a single mark of bait or bass. We left that area and headed back inside the bay to some of my usual spots and we found fish right away that slammed topwater poppers and rubber crank baits.
We took a break for a big lunch as is Gary’s custom. Sub sandwiiches, candy bars, cold drinks, chips… All the goodies. And lucky me – We started our morning with hot coffee Gary brought from DD! We ate well! To meet Covid protocol, Gary had individual food bags wrapped for each of us that was much appreciated.
Our last stop of the day was a rip with Baymen Jigs fished on the bottom. Lots of nice sub-legal bass hit our jigs with gusto. Gary picked up our best fish of the morning, just shy of a keeper. Both anglers did very well on the Baymen Jigs.
We ended the day with 45 fish caught and released. A great late July morning on the bay.
Back at it. Stay posted:
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com Covid-19 protocol observed on all Baymen Charters.