On board today, I had regulars, Chris & Molly DeVillers for light tackle striped bass. Last week, Molly landed a fine fish with me that taped out over 41″ inches on light tackle!
Today at first light, S wind, near calm and high tide dropping. Water temps 54 degrees to 66 degrees around the bay. Foggy offshore and light fog inshore.
Lots of baits of various sizes in the bay this morning. Sea herring, pogy, juvenline herring. The bass were slightly selective but they they slammed our light tackle offerings if we kept at it. There was some topwater today in several locations. So nice to see! There was also fish hugging the bottom as usual all spring.
Of particular interest, there are Atlantic sturgeon inside the bay this season and I have seen them leaping clear of the water. I did not see them today, but got a note from Billy who did. They are amazing fish that are protected so if you hook up, they have to be released right away. They are anadromous fish like Atlantic salmon and can live 60 years or longer and grow to 800 lbs. We also saw a seal today but no sign of great white sharks. No complaints. I hang over the side of my skiff all day long with my arms in the water and my head and shoulders inches above the water, unhooking and releasing fish. GW are always a serious concern.
Chris and Molly worked non-stop today and we had many double hook-ups (and many great laughs!). It was more like a spring morning than a summer morning as far as the fish were concerned. We caught and released 57 striped bass on our trip. A lovely morning on the water.
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