No pictures with this report – unfortunately, but I have trips from sunday and today (monday) that i will post this evening.
The ocean was as beautiful as it will ever get – slick as glass for almost the entire weekend. As i like to say – much too calm. Well, that phrase wasnt really the case this weekend as there were many fish to be had.
From 6am to dark there were spanish working the inlet – schools from the bar to the shipping channel to the ARs. The water is very clear and the fish are picky – but we managed several dozen on stingsilvers and speckrigs. The funny thing is is that lately the problem has not been the size of the baits (they’re feeding on pinky-sized greenies) we’re using but the fact that the water is so amazingly clear that you can act ually seee spanish following and then turning down your lure. With all the trawlers out and about, birds havent been working the schools all that hard – so it’s been a cruise and cast type of weekend.
The flounder bit is still hot after a brief slow-down and the larger fish are a bit scarce. I was averaging 2 to 3 4+lb flounder per trip until this weekend – but that’s okay, my “spots” in the port are producing plenty of 4+lb fish. As the flounder congregate inside, the inside dock/port fishing will only get better and better.
All the wrecks are holding spadefish but jellyballs are scarce – im going to have to try some clams one of these days.
The live-rock bottom fishing is pretty hot – lots of triggers (check out my post from 7/25) and some big seabass.
Also on the menu is lots of small kings and big spanish in the usual places – slow-trolling has been the ticket. I wish i could light-line for some of these fish – but slow-trolling has simply been that much better lately.