Monday, May 21, 2018

Blues

Fished yesterday with the Mikes in the bay. After all the rain and wind we had you never can tell how it is going to be. Despite the wind and the previous week's rain, fishing was good. We had a decent pick of blues in a variety of sizes. Flounder Fishing opens this Friday. Pro Tip: Bluefish are not always ravenous feeders that only respond to rapid retrieves. Don't be afraid to try a super slow retrieve for blues. It worked today!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Big Blues

Fished with Dick in the bay. We found some big blues up to around 12 pounds on jigs. We ended up with several and called it a day. Pro Tip: Keep your knots out of the tip top when casting. The slight hesitation created by the knots can result on nasty wind knots.

14 Pound Blue

Fished with Doug and Ryan in the bay. Big Blues were on the menu and we had several that were up to 14 pounds. They were spread out but we had consistent action throughout the trip. Pro Tip: When the blues get big, it's time to break out the knotable wire. A double uni knot can be used to make the connection.

Big Blues

Fished with Tim and Tiffany in the bay. We found a few big blues and missed a few more. Tiff also caught a nice bass. Quality fish. Pro Tip: Tim taught me a new one. I think everyone has leaned a rod on the car only to have it slide off. Open the gas cap and rest the rods in the angle formed by the cap and the car. Perfect!

Fluke

Fished yesterday with Drew and Bill. Things were a bit tough and the wind was blowing. We ended up with a few flounder on the jig. Pro Tip: Consider underfilling your spool with braid. It minimizes wind knots.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Blues

Fished with Darryl, Sean, and Jenna. We had a productive day catching blues, weakfish, stripers, and fluke. Some of the blues were pretty big. There was consistent action throughout the day. Pro Tip: Set the hook hard on big blues and maintain constant pressure. They frequently hold the jig in their mouths so tightly the hook never penetrates and they simply will let go.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Grand Slam!

Fished yesterday with Bob, Craig, and Matt in the bay. We had consistent action with blues, fluke, weakfish, and stripers. Bob had a personal grand slam by catching a fluke, striper, weakfish, and bluefish all in one day. Spring fishing is great! Pro Tip: Most jig bites occur on the drop. When you jig, pay attention to the jig as it falls. Keep the slack out and lower the rod tip at the same rate as the jig is falling.