We are back in full swing with a brand new re-power, in addition to our Minn Kota trolling motor – so it’s been game on for Striped Bass followed by some time togging. The weather has been brutal and it looks like we are finally getting some colder, more typical Fall-like which should ignite the local bite. It’s been mostly a troll bite, and most of the water at the inlet has been plain “yucky”. I have a few limited openings for the rest of November (11/17 12-5pm; 11/20 12-5pm, 11/26 12-5pm;), but some weekends available for December Striped Bass until the bass move on.
Here was this week’s past run-down:
Early in the week I had return clients Dave Kashak, his son Chase, Jaime Scattoh and his son Max on a 5hr Striped Bass charter. It was a tough day, we had to grind quite a few areas. We worked the areas around the inlet, but it was a little sporty for the boys and then tried a few close snags for Blackfish. Unfortunately we couldn’t get a bite due to dirty water. We headed in the backwaters and found some cooperative Stripers which we ended up keeping one tagged 24 inches. The crew ended with 10 Stripers all on live bait.
Next up was return clients Doug Wainwright, Tim W., and Charles F. on a 5hr Striped Bass charter. We worked some areas along the inlet and boated a few Dogfish and one 24-inch tagged Striped Bass. With the tide dying out, we attempted a few close areas for Blackfish, but we were again plagued by turbid water. We moved further in the backwaters and the crew managed 8 more short Striped Bass. The guys did have a blast catching them on light-tackle. Again, it was another grind!!
Towards the end of the week, I had return clients Mike Galindo and his two boys Mason and Bennet on a 5hr charter. We made a quick stop at near the Lighthouse but had ripping tides, so we opted to head on the troll early as I received a few phone calls. We trolled for the next 3 hours, and finally were rewarded with a 20 pound Striper than Mason reeled in. With the bass on board and limited time left, the crew opted to end with Tog. We hit a couple of snags to catch a quick 4-man limit and Mike caught his personal best at 7.5 pounds. The Minn Kota trolling motor operated flawlessly allowing us to quickly move in 5 foot lengths on the snag.
With a quick turn-n-burn, and took my son for an hour Tog trip using the Minn Kota trolling motor to spot-lock us on one snag. He had 5 fish before I could drop my rig in the water, and recorded his 10yr old personal best a solid 5 pound Tog. We ended with 14 fish released and had our limit on a 5 and 6 pounder in less than 1 hour. Luke did amazing for his first Togging trip!!
If interested in booking a charter, book our site (reelreactioncharters.com) or call/text 609-290-7709. As always, we use the highest quality gear and everything is included: gear, live spot (20-30 per charter), tackle, fish-cleaning, and ICE! It’s “no worries” fishing. Just come aboard and FISH.
Capt. Brett Taylor ~ www.reelreactioncharters.com ~ Call or Text: 609-290-7709