Last nights fishing saw a little more activity. Bluefish were hitting mostly, a few bass boated with one keeper at 29″. Now the storm hits and will change everything again. Bunker pods on the ocean have been producing large bluefish, haven’t been able to get past them for bass.
Tried the ocean and inlet this weekend. Mostly short fluke and dogfish in the ocean. Only found big bluefish on the bunker pods. The inlet produced a few short bass and one keeper. Also a four pound fluke on clams while bass fishing. As the water warms hopefully the usual action will start.
The last few trips have had some spotty bass fishing. Today we had 4 bass on but all were shorts. On the positive side, bait are moving in and water temps are on the rise. Hopefully soon the bass will appear.
The start of the season has seen our charters mostly landing skate and bluefish. A few small stripers have been boated, but nothing close to keeper size. The water temps in the inlet are still on the cold side. The incoming tide has been producing the most fish.
The season I had hoped for the “Miss Sara” didn’t pan out. Finding the right captain to take over the helm proved to be a very difficult task. Rather than hoping to find a captain over the winter, we decided to let her go to a new home. We will not increase are rates for the 2014 season. We hope to see all our regulars and also new customers in 2014 aboard the Blackfoot.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Sara and Captain Jeff