Beautiful evening ,great sunset after missing the sunrise this morning due to the rain .HOWEVER the fish were not cooperating and all I could find was one Bluefish in the same area I was in this morning. Will hit it again in morning and try different area
Overslept this morning due to watching the Eagles beat Indy but was able to catch last hour of outgoing… My “smart phone” weather map had rain but all offshore or west . I no sooner just engine down when skies opened up ,so much for a “smart phone”
Came back to the dock to dry off and wait for rain to leave. Rain stopped ,tide now coming in so out I went looking for a bass. No bass so swtiched to Fluke and had a slow bite of 16-17″ fluke..Ended up with 9 fluke . wind now coming up so called it a morning. I plan to go back out on start on outgoing this evening
Beautiful evening so out I went with tide out 2 hours and worked my creek
Picked up 1 bass, 4 -bluefish 4 Fluke and sea bass driving me crazy
A good way to spend a couple of evening hours in calm water
After taking a dayb off I went out this morning looking for bass. Little cool this morning at 50 degrees but no wind. Found one bass and a couple of bluefish before tide drop out .Switched to fluke and pick up a dozen shorts before calling it a morning.given some thought to trying it again this evening
It was an ugly morning with still wind and building and rain not too far off
Wind pushing tide in . Did manage to find some Bluefish but not all that big 16-18″ . Found one 17″ Fluke .wind coming harder so called it a morning
Won’t be fishing tomorrow
Today was a day of remembrance . Got to dock and wind was howling and any other day with howling wind and low tide I would have stayed tied up BUT today brings back bad mIemories. On 9/11/01 I was sitting in mouth of Corsons Inlet catching fluke. I also had for the first time an AM radio on board and I was listening to Talk radio while catching fish when the news started breaking. After I’m not sure how long I began to see the dark clouds of smoke in the sky that otherwise there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and by now it was clear we were under attack and I headed for dock.
Every year since on 9/11 I go to that spot ,shut off engine and remember that morning. Today I was sitting in a 3-4 ft chop. As I sat there I could not help think how far this country has come since that day. Muslims Attacked us and today we have a President who was raised and educated early as Muslim and a President who has his college records lock out for life ,WHY??
Same President has 11 Czars as advisors that did not require congressional approval and 9 of the 11 are Muslim
As I sat there rocking and rolling I could not get out of my mind what the future for this country looks like and that leaves me depressed
I did get one short fluke on way home
Sorry for the rant but today is day of remembrance and we can never forget and hopefully our future as a Country is better than my thoughts and my Grandchildren will have the same great country I grew up in
God Bless America
Tough morning, NE wind ,little cool,moon tides ,waited until daybreak to leave dock looking for bass in the shallows and up some full creeks.Never saw a sign of a bass.
Switched to fluke on top of the tide which by now was VERY HIGH nothing but water all the way to Parkway .Could only find one fluke and a couple of Sea Bass that are beginning to get a little bigger
Tough morning ,my disposition is not good so headed home calling it a day. Once these tides slow down a little I think I will find some fish hopefully but than Sept is always a tough month
Do have to begin thinking about getting rid of short pants
I probably should have my sanity checked as wind was howling 20-30mph when I got to dock but went out anyway thinking I could find the fluke but after 2 hours of looking in same area as yesterday and only one 17″ flluke I called it a morning ,,,An ugly morning for sure but we need it to shake this up
IT was not a pretty morning when I got to dock,wind was howling 15-20 and again debated whether it was worth going out. But given NE wind was pushing the tide in I decided to go after I finished my coffee. Tide little higher than normal but not as high as last night so my thought was with water temp dropping a little to 73 and strong wind the oxygen content had to be better and fish may get active . I trolled down the creek and seeing nothing I headed to bay where wind was pushing bait up close to bank and was able to raise 2 bass and landed one 22″er . Tide beginning to turn wind getting stronger and surface plug was useless.
Decision time do I keep looking for bass or search for fluke?? Decided to go for fluke ,thought being following last nights high tide ,fluke would be near shallow bays where it empties into the numerous creeks. Decided on which creek and first drift produced a 20″ fluke BUT wind was keeping me from hitting the right spot. Whenever I hit my spot I had a fluke and did this for next hour catching 16-17″ fluke, Tide now going out and wind against it so all I was doing was sitting in one spot.Tried a back troll and landed a good one 23 1/2″ and a hair short of 5 lb at 4.97lbs . Kept at it for another 1/2 hour but bite slowed down probably because I couldn’t hit my spot in this wind that was now pushing 25 with few higher gust so called it a morning
Not too bad a morning with 12 Fluke and 2 keepers and a bass
Given the conditions I have to say pretty good morning
Productive fluke bait was 1/2 oz white bucktail with 3″ Berkley guly shrimp with new penny body and btight green tails
Significant weather rolling in this afternoon
Stormy night followed by a cold front this morning bringing a stiff N wind
Debated whether to leave the dock and finally decided to go pullling out about 5:15 .Tide was good with another hour of incoming . I had a simple plan of trolling around the island and made it 2/3rds around with nothing . Switched to fluke and had small sea bass driving me crazy (some would say I’m already crazy) managed to get a hook into 3 short fluke .Wind coming hard now and switch back to bass on start of outgoing but nothing so called it a morning
Next couple of days look tough with wind and rain in forecast, Tides will be pretty good with moon on Tuesday so we shall see