With the official opening of back bay striper fishing and the recent warm temperatures I had to get out and try even if it was not on board the Debbie M. I hit a local hot spot at dusk today, and by the amount of trucks I thought the bite was going to be on fire. It was not. I managed to land my first striper of 2017 A cute short that absolutely inhaled a BKD. Saw three other fish landed before total darkness.
On the nature side of things: American Woodcocks were out in full force at dusk. It is a somewhat common bird in the correct habitat but seldom seen because of its camouflage. During this time of year at dawn or dusk, the males show off for females by giving loud, nasal peent calls and performing dazzling aerial display. It’s pretty cool if you get a chance to see it.
I am starting to fill in dates for the April / May Bass- Bluefish run so contact me soon if you would like to secure a day on the water. If this year’s spring bluefish run is anything like the last two years you do not want to miss out on the world class action Barnegat Bay has to offer,screaming drags
Barnegat Bay, NJ