Greetings from Capt. Dave & BAYMEN!
On board today, one of my favorite fishing couples, Anthony & Talia Romano for Fly & Light Tackle striped bass.
At first light, a touch of SW wind, high tide, and near calm conditions on the bay. Water temps 67 degrees throughout the bay. Just lovely out there. As the sun began to rise, a topwater bite turned on and we had our first fish of the morning landed by Talia.
Next spot of the morning we had skittish fish not holding and running and gunning around the bay. We worked them for a short time and then decided to switch up to Baymen Jigs on the bottom in another part of the bay that produced well for us yesterday. Today, that spot was a complete ghost town. Plenty of bait but not a bass to be found.
We left and ran to the middle of the bay and fished the main channels and picked up a nice bass on the Baymen Jig. We set three more drifts and Anthony hooked into a nice fish on the fly. Blane Chocklett’s “BLITZ” fly rod by TFO, loaded with ORVIS 300 grain fly line. Long cast, snake line, and count to thirty…WHAM! Fish On! Pattern was my holy Baymen in all white.
Next spot of the morning we drifted a little rip and landed another fish. Then, we headed back up the bay and met up with some other boats and worked channel edges and landed a few more bass on Baymen Jigs. We wrapped the morning back in Kingston Bay and caught our final fish on the morning. Total fish caught and released today was 8 hard-earned bass. Anthony and Talia fished non-stop all morning while we all enjoyed great conversation about fishing, family and life on the bay.
BAY NOTES: We saw another shark today in the bay between #4 Nun and Bug Light in the Duxbury Channel. I totally missed this one, but Anthony got a great look at it in full-breach. This was not a Great White. It was all brown with a white belly. I am guessing a Brown Shark or a Black Tip. But again, I only saw the explosion on the water after the fish came back down. Anthony said it was a solid 6 footer. As usual, I reported it in to the state shark biologist. Here is a Great White Shark Fact: In February 1938, an 18 foot Great White was caught in a gill net off Gurnet Point! Most people do not realize that sharks pass through our waters every month of the year – even in the dead-cold hard months of winter.
That’s today’s BAYMEN Report. Back at it – STAY POSTED:
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, baymenlife.com 31 Years Guiding The Bay. Still In Love.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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