Yesterday afternoon (4/28), my friend Mike Nini and I hit the jetty for the outgoing tide. With a heavy south wind and a ripping current, we stepped up to 2.5 oz buckatils to get down in the water column. It was game on. We had fish nearly every cast for a solid two hours on bucktails with grubs. During that time, we chased the fish from the monument down to the lighthouse. It was finally nice to see some blues with a big stomach, unlike last weekend’s skinny ones. They were all coming up fat and full of bunker, almost every fish was over 35″. The bite only looks like it is going to get better with lots of fish on their way. The time is now, get out and get on it!
Yesterday Paul Haertel reported, “Good togging with our 4 man limit plus other legal sized ones shorts and sea bass thrown back. Zachary Michot had his personal best and big fish of the day at 8.55 lbs.”
One customer this morning, stopped back again for more fresh clams. He said, “Mid twenty inch range bass mid-island surf on clam!”
The bay bite continues to get better. Both bass and blues. The blues are here in full force and feeding heavy. Lots of anglers are finding fish and catching all across bays on poppers and little swimmers. Jeff Warford was on the water this morning loading up on shark bait for the mako season.