I have I think still twenty photos coming up! I want to thank all those who have been aboard because as you read it here; you will understand as I have been saying it has been a roller coaster. When the bite didn’t show we hit techniques, troll, bottom, the search. Flex is effort and no one said the fish finder made them bite. It can be a wall where every crew is pushing to put it on the line and on the plate.
The difference is your anglers, your patience level, the work that goes into getting around all the areas.
Believe it or not, the anglers in my book can make your trip. Not necessarily the skill but in the knowing. We carry that home with us and when it is beyond difficult, all boats are voicing where, what, what not. It is a team effort for miles on a short schedule! When it is in the box we breathe! Can it catch fire? Yep! Just know it is fishing and the coaster ride!
My last few All Days as well as Half Days have seen pretty & weather blow outs. I shifted one group quite a bit one my last round (photos in the next report). Sometimes you hit the lottery and just stare and mentally take a photo. The switch was flipped. The bait was perfect, the fish were there, and the action was steady.
Friends and families joined the roster this past time out. It is a chance to hang out. Do not miss that opportunity. Take the time to talk.
Fish cooperating makes is just a bit easier as well! Drum ; we have done plenty of sight casting in the quiet of no company. It is one of my favorite fish as I have been here years ago when you could keep one this size (these fish are trophy release only guys).
TOO big to keep and decades old). I love the fact they are release but know that you need a bit of luck to see them and get on them. Sometimes they are there for days then just do not show for a bit. Prior to the NE blow we had last week, we had the moonfish, Macks , etc. As we fished the hard SW breeze up with my crew we saw small blues (small but in number)then dropped off on the chop one more time to put some masks and bullets at their feet.
Once old man NE’r blew in the “perfect” conditions, the fishing blew apart! Stellar water, bait everywhere, and the best place to be was backside, being patient, drifting for flounder. All that had been left was one or two false albacore oceanside. Each tide you waited a bit later to hit the flat flurry as it moved through until it was almost twilight for the bite. Lots of patience and culling.
We again returned to the ocean after it calmed down post first blow. We were all (and I mean all in every marina) stunned to have the conditions, bait, temps, and not the fish! Twenty two miles down, fifteen miles up, nine miles off for all crews, all marinas. Everyone. We all fished period. As the weathervane spun again yesterday the switch got flipped again! Hail Mary right before THIS blow from the NE that you see now ; Saturday; today. I have twenty more pics coming with my last two All Days-one split-and half days. I appreciate it all and we have fished it all.
More to come
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