Yes we have them; bluefish in Thomaston Harbor . Yesterday morning was a blast with a large school of 5 to 8 pound bluefish on the surface for an hour or so right after the turn of the tide. Clients have been catching them steadily for the last several days and I have only been cut by teeth once, so far so good. The blues seem to move the stripers into shallower water and make them a little more skittish.
Spent a morning this week with a boatload of young kids visiting the salt marsh. It was a delight to say the least. Adults are occasionally impressed with some of the facts that I quietly mention to them about some aspect of the environment but never with such joy or total immersion. Those kids were excited about things that I have almost come to take for granted. We spent some time looking for crabs and looking closely at a green crab which they all had to hold. Rockweed was big because it has air chambers that would pop.
Fished this morning with my former supervisor when I was at fish and wildlife. We had a delightful morning but it was a little frustrating for the guide. I started out on breaking fish like I had yesterday but they were very skittish every time the boat got close, even drifting they went down. I was able to find good fishing on the top of a nearly dry clam flat. I can be quite brave about shallow water if the tide is coming in and it gets deeper by the minute. Fred’s best fish is in the picture. We each broke off a bigger fish as well.
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