Yesterday’s striper fishing trip was slow on the fish count but the wildlife more than made up for the fishing. It was an early start with a low tide. Before we even got on the boat there were two deer on the opposite side of the harbor. Playing in the rockweed on the shore; as soon as I started the outboard they were gone. Our trip downriver was dotted with seals, harbor porpoises a few ospreys and a few fish to the boat.
Coming back to fish in the upper part of the river we drifted up on a pair of red foxes who did not realize we were there until we all started to rummage around for cameras and phones. They were not long departing but cave a great show running along the shore.
At our last stop a mature eagle flew close by looking at the same fish we were trying to catch (we did manage a couple). Clearly fishing was the reason for the trip but just being there provided us so much more. Get out there and see what you can see!