September 7, 2012
Has a Month gone by already?Wow, the good weather for the balance of August and this first week of September has had me on the water almost everyday. Mid August the blues came in strong and I had the opportunity to get some great kids on them ranging from 5# to 12#. We took them on top water plugs and live lining mackerel and pollock. All the kids did great and it was awesome to see a couple skid across the deck as a big blue peeled line off the reel. Mid August I worked on a client's boat for the 3 day ALS/MDA fundraiser catch and release shark tournament. No makos or threshers for us but we did release 6-8 blue sharks per day ranging from 150-400#. Perfect number of blue sharks this year as last year we were over run with them releasing 31 the first day and 17 the next while trying for a mako or thresher. The end of August had the stripers heating up at times but being tough on others. There were the strong 28-35" fish we have had all season but slot fish of 20-26" had joined the party which made several clients very happy to go home with delicious table fare. As of a couple of days ago there were still some blues around and I look forward to the stripers putting on the feed bag anytime now for the fall migration. We are due for some big time feeding frenzies!