Fished with Peter and crew yesterday. It was very good. We found the birds early and the fish. We jigged up and released over 50 stripers. The fish ranged from 26-over 40 inches. The biggest fish of the day weighed about 22 pounds. We had three or four big blues to sixteen pounds. We also released a few fluke. It was a very productive day. We had lots of double and some triple headers. It was a beautiful day with lots of fish.
Fished yesterday with Kevin and crew. The bite was mostly on the troll. We hooked up less than one minute after we started fishing with a double header of stripers. We caught a dozen or more bass. Three of those were over twenty pounds, with the largest being 24 pounds. Many were in the high teens. We also had several gorilla bluefish on the troll and we also had a few jigging as well. One big fluke was also released on the troll and one on the jig. We kept several stripers for the dinner table and released the rest. It was a classic fall striper day with great action. I would have taken more pictures but the bite was so good I didn't have time!
Went right back out Sunday afternoon with Ryan, Dusty, and Dusty. We got right back into them. The stripers were on the surface and we caught and released a bunch. Lost count but at least fifteen. We had fish on jigs and Dusty and I took turns catching then on the fly. There were perfect fly rod conditions: flat calm, no wind, small bait, and fish on the surface. We hooked one after another on the fly rod with floating lines. Couldn't ask for much more.
Fished this morning with Mike, Mike, and Alec. We left in zero visibility Scooby Doo fog. We fished in zero visibility Scooby Doo fog all morning. We found them anyway. We released over fifteen stripers on jigs today. All were double digit fish and four were twenty or close to twenty pounds. It was good. However, we worked for every fish and I had to use a few tricks to get them to eat. The stripers are here and they are big.
Yesterday, I headed out with Darryl and Mike. We only had a limited time in the morning but we found them. The stripers cooperated by hitting jigs and we released bass to around eighteen pounds. Things are really starting to heat up.
Ryan and I headed out for a quick sunset trip on Wednesday. We got into the bass quickly. In a short period of time we had seven stripers to 27" on jigs. We also missed a few bites. The back bay schoolie bite has been decent.
Captain Joe Hughes -USCG Licensed 100 Ton Master-IGFA Certified
Joe Hughes has been working in the fishing business since he was eleven years old. Starting at Gibson's Tackle at that age, Joe's passion for the sport of fishing has steadily increased. Joe is a versatile angler who is comfortable poling a flats skiff as well as at the helm of a
sportfisherman competing in big game tournaments. During his years as a professional fisherman Joe has been featured in books and
magazines. His main passion is for salt-water fly-fishing. A teacher by trade, he enjoys sharing his knowledge about fly-fishing, fly-tying, and
fly-casting with his clients.