Today was absolutely beautiful, blue sky without a cloud in the sky and a decent breeze from the west. Not enough wind to be a problem but enough to let you know it was there. Temperature in the low 70’s, warm in the sun without the wind but I wore a fleece jacket until around 11. The fishing was great until almost the high tide. We had a school of stripers on the surface for a short time but most of the action came through fishing structure. Interestingly a fly is out catching any sort of spinning gear now and has been for at least two weeks.
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.
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