2012 FISHING RECAP APRIL

Over the next several days I will recap the 2012 fishing season I had. Clearly this was my worst year in 50 years
My first bass of the year was caught in Tuckahoe River ON March 16th was 15″ .Launched boat April 7th but wind kept me in port until 12th and first day out produced Bass and Fluke. 13th -16th the bite was excellent with steady pick of bass and fluke.The surprise was the fluke which usually average over 20″ in April were much smaller running 14-20″ with average around 16.5. Bass ran 20-33″ with the 33″ actually holding up as tying for my largest of the entire year
Boat developed an electrial problem on 17th and I had to pull,put back in on 26th
Bass were gone when I re-launched and I could not find one as water was warming quickly.Fluke bite continued steady with a few larger ones showing up up to 26″but average was still under 18″
Water temps were 3-5 degrees warmer than normal already and Fluke season was going to open first week in May. I now have a couple of good spots for keeper size fluke for opening day
Total for Month was 17 bass Largest 33″
72 Fluke largest 26″
All Fluke caught on Gulp Shrimp ,Bass were caught slow trolling small bucktails with twister tails
Next report will cover May