On board today, I had John Wolff, and brother-in-laws Norm and Tom for light tackle striped bass.
A low pressure system set in overnight and the bay was stacked with fish today! It was pretty much non-stop action for five solid hours. We did get into a big school of fish that were on a selective feed, and they would touch nothing we threw at them. So, I did the next best thing: I drove away to find new fish not on a selective feed…!
We found a second school of fish and it was lights out. Multiple hook-ups on every single drift. Fish were hugging the bottom but also busting bait on topwater. We worked this school of fish for some time until the fish pushed out.
Next up, we found a few fish in skinny water on the edge of the sand bars. It was a flash in the pan and we moved down into Plymouth and found fish in the channels edges and guzzles. All small fish here.
As the tide turned, we ran a couple miles across the bay and got into huge bunch of bass on the the bottom with bait. Every single drift we landed fish. We worked this school until the high pressure set in and the bite shut down cold.
Total catch and release striped bass today was a whopping 70 fish all on light tackle. Rubber crank baits and 1 oz Baymen Jigs were the only lures we fished. We also landed a 15″ inch sea bass and another fluke. No seals or sharks seen today and no bluefish. It was an amazing morning on the bay that is not typical for mid-August.
Back at it. Stay Posted.
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 29 Years Guiding The Bay.
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