Saturday, November 30, 2013

Stripers on the Jig

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.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Striper Bite is Strong

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!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sunday Afternoon with the Boys

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.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Top Water Stripers

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.

They're Here

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.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bay Stripers

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.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Back Bay Bass

Fished yesterday morning with Joe and Greg in the bay. We were flyfishing. We ended up with two stripers and we had a few other bites. It was not hot and heavy but they are still back there.