Yesterday afternoon I fished with my son Noah, one of his friends and the teacher who is advising Noah’s independent study. The independent study involves fishing all year and taking pictures of fish each month to look at changes in color and patterns. Of course he has not thought about which species will be available all year or even exactly how he will be able to catch these fish. But that is all part of the learning process I suppose.
Striper fishing the last two days has been great. The fog and clouds keep the fish active all day and with the large numbers of fish that are around right now the fishing can be amazing. I am very impressed by the amount of bait that seems to be in the river right now and the juvenile alewives have not even started to drop down out of the river yet. I assume that they will start after the latest hurricane goes by and gives us a significant rainfall. The bait most prevalent at the moment looks like juvenile herring they are holding in the coves in the lower river.
Striper fishing this morning continued in the pattern of the summer. A load of small fish holding any place that the tide provided a place to ambush bait. Including some surface action but that was limited by the almost unlimited sunshine. I started a little late with a couple in their 80’s that had not done a lot of fishing before this. By 10 AM they were both old hands that had caught a number of fish.
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