Greetings from Baymen Charters!
On board today, one of my regular crews that has been fishing with me for years. Frank Harrington, Frank III, Brian, and Trevor: The “A” Team, for Light Tackle Striped Bass!
At first light, an absolute gorgeous, perfect morning on the water. Zero wind, a slight overcast, and a last hour of a dropping tide.
First stop of the morning – stacked up with bass. We landed and released 24 fish in the first hour. The fish slammed our light tackle lures with gusto. We even got a small keeper.
Then as the tide went slack, we headed for dead low tide cut along some flats and found a few more fish. We then fished around the area for a short time with no more hits. Time to run the bay.
Next spot of the morning gave up a few more fish. They were not stacked. But I later learned my friend, Spook, who was fishing near us in his rowing shell, found some finning fish in some very shallow water and got a keeper.
We ran down bay and began to fish another one of my favorite spots on the incoming tide. STACKED with fish! I don’t know know how many we landed, but we must of set ten drifts and we got fish on every drift including a FAT 33″ inch fish that weighed 13 pounds.
Next spot of the morning gave up a few more fish. Then we moved around the bay some more and fished a guzzle that I like but it was void of fish. Not a bump. So we moved down bay, set a random drift and landed a few more bass.
With time running out, we headed to the last spot of the morning along a little rip and sand bar. Bingo! We got what we were looking for.
Total catch and release today, a whopping 90 fish all on LT. All on the bottom. NO birds, NO topwater, No bait seen (except schools of pogy). Our two best fish taped at 28 1/2″ inches and 33 inches. A great day with the Harrington “A” Team on the bay!
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