FISHING REPORT 8/29

The old saying ” wind is from the north fish do not come forth” was proven again this morning, Left dock at 4:15 looking for weakfish on bottom of the tide finding none switched to bass and found 12″ Bluefish
Holiday fleet started early this morning so decidd to head home bit made one more stop on way in and found one 20″ bass .Made couple more passes in same area with nothing headed for dock
Will be glad to see Sept

FISHING REPORT 8/26

left dock again under cover of darkness and headed to the spot I had bass yesterday but little to no action. Did manage to raise 3 but couldn’t get hook in them but than nothing ,left area for another spot nothing and came back to original spot still nothing. Started home but stopped in my creek and finally managed to get a 20″er on a bucktail. decided to look and see if any Spots showed up but nothing but little sea bass HOWEVER did managed to pick up a 19″ fluke that fell for a piece of fish bites being used for Spots Go figure
Nice morning ,flat calm,few nasty gnats water temp 76 We need some SW wind to cool this water off

FISHING REPORT 8/25

left dock under cover of darkness looking for bass. First 3 stops nothing but one Bluefish. Decided to sneak up a small creek and found a school of bass but getting them on the hook was a challenge,They were chasing peanut bunker .I went 2 for 9 with 2-20″ bass than lost them as sun rose
Looked around but NE wind coming up strong again as tide started out so calle dit a morning

Fishing Report 8/22 and 23

Wind is my enemy, Yesterday got to dock and wind was coming up and I debated whether I wanted to get beat up but then finally decided to try it
Should have stayed tied up,wind would not let me drop baits into key spots for bass or weakfish and once sun came up wind was harder. Found a couple of Blues but back at dock by 7:30 looking for coffee
Today got to dock and wind still howling out of NE I decided I would stayed tied up and do some maintenence . I had a bilge pump acting up so went to work ,good news is it wasn’t the pump but the togle switch
Heard of a couple of bass being caught including one over 30.Once all my chores were done on the boat I went out for an hour in the hard wind.I managed to get 6 Blues and one short bass who apparently was looking for his mother and missing nursery school
Oh well tomorrow maybe wind will die down a little

FISHING REPORT 8/21

Well, should have stayed in Bed this morning,everything I tried from time I woke up went wrong.. I decided after yesterday to look for bass this morning only to find water temp on top of the tide at 77…not a good sign I did manage to raise 2 bass but could not get them on the hook. By 7am I’m pissed and took a ride much further north scouting future areas for the Fall .Only thing I found was one Sea Robin and a 15″fluke … I had enough frustration and headed home
I hate August but will probably be out again in morning hoping for a wind change and some cooler water but probably won’t get it

FISHING REPORT 8/20

I left dock around 4:45 looking for weakfish but they were not cooperating today .water temps have climbed to 78. Found bluefish but no weakfish in normal spots Decided to try some spots that had not ptoduced but given water temps was worth a try but again bluefish . Did manage to pick up a couple of short fluke when I let bucktail drop to bottom
Some days the fish have to win but suspect until water temps drop catching will be challenging

FISHING REPORT 8/19

A beautiful morning, fishing was great , catching not so good. I had weakfish on my mind this morning and tried some different spots but all that was biting was small bluefish(13-15″). Tide has now drop enough to expose the sand bar that is only place and time of tide I’ve caught any weakfish so gave it a try. Still Bluefish but did get one that went 20″. I decided I was going to stick it out instead of switching to bass and was finally rewarded with a 20″ weakfish .Area now getting crowded with rental boats so called it a morning… I will probably work on bass in shallows tomorrow in dark as I should have more of the high water

FISHING REPORT 8/18

A beautiful cool August morning at 4:30 as I pulled out of dock.Plan was to find a weakfish. Weakfish were not cooperating , Bluefish were tearing up the bait but managed to land a few before deciding to try another Spot
After hitting 3 more spots with nothing I return to first spot with Tide almost out . Changed bucktails to get a little deeper . Couple more bluefish than got into a 20″ Weakfsh…Some days you just get lucky

FISHING REPORT 8/17

Didn’t get a lot of sleep last after going to a Birthday Party and to make matters worse I set the alarm clock wrong,instead of 4am I had it set for 3am and never realized it until I got to dock. I left the dock a little earlier than normal. Instead of looking around I headed right to where I had fish yesterday. Dead calm and no bird activity I started trolling. 3rd pass over this spot resulted in a fat and angry 25″ bass than nothing .Decided to make a move and found another fat and angry bass of 23″ than again nothing. I’m not marking any bait like I was yesterday and tide was dropping out fast. I went back to first stop and found a couple of Bluefish in the rain. Rain coming down hard and I need a coffee so headed back to the dock where the sun was shining as the Whale Creek Navy was leaving docks .Tied up at 7:30 and came home for some sleep
Tomorrow could be iffy as forecast is all over the map but we shall see

FISHING REPORT 8/16

I decided I would give it a try early this morning before the weekend wariors showed up and left dock around 4:30 with little over 2 hours of outgoing tide. First stop I got into a 20″ weakfish followed by couple of Bluefish than nothing .just before sun broke horizon I get into a 22″ Bass
Sun coming up and birds got active and I got into 4 more Bluefish
Boats now arriving so decided to call it a morning but did get a good show by one of the weekend warriors. This guy in a 22ft Grady runs out of the channel on dead low tide and sits on less than a foot of water. l . I could see him lift engine up and race engine full speed kicking mud all over as he inched his way out into deeper water. Now keep in mind this is a clearly marked ICW channel. WHAT does this guy do once in channel opens up full speed and goes right across the channel onto another mud bar. I could see he was pretty much high and dry and probably would be there for a couple of hours.
I’ve seen guys run aground before and I have done it BUT have never seen anyone after getting stuck drive directly across a marked channel onto another mud bar
Weekends are entertaining