FISHING REPORT 7/22

A beautiful morning,flat calm ,no bugs temps in mid 60′s . Headed out looking for bass on top of the tide….Water temp has risen to 72 on top of the tide not good for bass. Did manage to get one before switching to fluke …Could be my surface popper has caught it’s limit,they are only good for so many bass than they need to be retired but I’ve lost count as to how many I’ve caught on this one …I will change tomorrow
Fluke bite was steady but couldn’t find a legal fluke,couple of 17 3/4′ s but no 18″….Did end up with 22 which were released with a yellow tag
May get one more day with a good high tide before sunrise if weather cooperates

FISHING REPORT 7/21

Some days I should just stay in bed,Every move I made prior to sun coming produced nothing. I started where I left them in the rain yesterday and stayed there thinking they would turn on WRONG!!!!
Went looking and found one little rat of 16″ on a popper and than nothing
Getting frustrated I burned some gas and found nothing there. Switched to fluke and all I could get was a few infants out of nursery…..I should have stuck with my first thought this morning instead of going to where I left them yesterday morning as there were a couple of fish caught there..Tomorrow is another day and probably won’t stay in bed
We need a wind change as with 3 days of NE winds the water temps are moving up and I never found anything under 70 this morning

FISHING REPORT 7/20

it was a cool and wet morning when I got to dock. debated with myself whether to go out but finally convinced myself to go and I headed out in NE wind and rain. Got to my first stop and landed a bass on first cast ,followed by another several cast later on poppers. Tide dropping so hit another area with a trolled bucktail and a GotCha plastic worm and picked up the largest of the day at 26″… I am now soaked but rain stopped and so did the bite…..NE wind getting stronger as predicted by weaatherman . Hit several more spots with no results as tide bottom out and I called it a morning.
Seems like the fish liked the rain but when rain stopped fish stopped biting
Water temps begining to warm up with the NE wind which will not be good for the bass bite,maybe we will get back to the SW wind ??

FISHING REPORT 7/19

I got the weakfish off my mind and headed out for bass this morning,little East wind…. First 2 stops nothing,made another move and made a change of color of worm on bucktail and the combination worked as over the next hour I got 4 bass up to 26 ” on white bucktail and a purple worm. Once sun broke through clouds and wind came up a little more I could not find a bass..Switched to fluke on bottom of the tide and picked up 9 including one legal at 19″…Now we have the weekend cowboys running wide open all over,one guy damn near put me on the sodbank,so decided to get the hell off the water and let the cowboys play.
On way home I made one stop and picked up one more bass bucktail with white worm before the cowboys showed up ….Done headed to dock
Best worm for trolling bucktails for bass is the GOTCHA and Boulavard Bait and Tackle has a fresh supply which was great news as I was down to my last GOTCHA

FISHING RPORT 7/18

it was a beautiful morning and well it should on my birthday. Given I got into weakfish yesterday I was focused on them but they were not cooperating today and I spent too much time on them and missed the bass bite…I did have Bluefish that kept me entertained but no weakfish
Switch to fluke and continued to find shorts
There are 10-14″ Croakers all over if you are interested.
Total for day 7 Blues and 9 fluke
I will probably get back on the bass tomorrow instead of spending so much time on weakfish but who knows what I will decide once on the boat in AM

FISHING REPORT 7/17

It was a beautiful morning in paradise ,flat calm ,cool, and no bugs .
Plan was to start on bass and I managed to get 3 ,2 on poppers and 1 trolling. Sun up switched to Fluke and pick up 9 shorts. Fired up the engine and took a ride. Ran into a school of Bluefish ,after catching 3 I tried a setup that I used years ago when weakfish were thick…What do you think ???old tricks still working as I got 3 doubleheaders Bluefish on the teaser and weakfish on the bucktail. Weakfish were 20,22,24 ” to my surprise. Also picked up one more Bass of 24″ and 6 more Bluefish
SECOND GRAND SLAM OF THE YEAR
Total for the morning Bass-4
weakfish –3
Fluke 9
Bluefish 9
I would say it was a decent morning

FISHING REPORT 7/16

It was not a pretty morning with rain all around me but I left dock anyway as there was little wind and went looking for bass. Found a couple of 18″ers on bottom of the tide on poppers but as tide started in nothing .Rain now coming down steady so worked my way back to dock making a couple of stops along the way. Switched to a trolled bucktail and as I was about ready to call it a morning I got into a 26 ” bass that was flat out angry but got her to boat and tagged her as a reward for an outstanding fight
Made a couple of return passes but nothing and given the rain called it a day
Tomorrow looks better and dry and I should have little more tide to work with

FISHING REPORT 7/15

After a stormy night I headed out around 4:30 with stiff SW wind ….2 of us left dock about same time.Dick went north so I decided to work the area south .Tide was dead low ,water temp 71 .. Never saw a bass or anything that looked like a bass. Talked to Dick up north and he had same problem
wind coming harder with tide change so I stopped for fluke ,caught 3 shorts and fed up due to no bass and called it an early day. back at dock at 7:30
lousy tides next few days .I probably should be fishing the noon tides but I’m not into that so will stay with normal plan….some days you get the fish some days the fish win
We do need the weather pattern to calm down

FISHING REPORT 7/14

It was an ugly morning when I got to dock,low dark clouds BUT weather radar had no rain for 200 miles so out I went. I no sooner got a line in the water when the skies opened up and came down in buckets ( so much for weather radar) I headed for cover again under the bridge. Waited out a 40 minute downpour. Rain stopped and I tried trolling but wind was strong and skies getting dark again so headed home. Got soaked again on way home…. Went and got some coffee and dried out,skies looking better so decided to try again in spite of the rain…Could not find a bass and water temp was dropping like a rock. Switched to fluke and found 6 shorts. Fluke felt like an ice cubes ,suspect only reason they bit was they wanted to get warm.
Called it a day as wind got stronger
Tomorrow looks like more of the same
No fish and lousy weather does little for my sweet personality

FISHING REPORT 7/13

Plan was to find some bass given water temp was still low….Several stops with misses,bass were coming up behind or ahead of lure than finally got one that hit the popper dead in the water….always getting surprised
Switched to trolling and got one more bass.Wind coming up strong SW so switched to fluke and found a nursery… 22 fluke and nothing over 17″
headed to the barn calling it a day