30 Jun Smoke Forecast Actually Means Smoking Reels!
Once again, the forecast called for more smoke from up north. It didn’t take into account that we’d be adding to it with some SMOKING REELS! Friday evening Ron P. and his buddies joined Capt Joby for some live-lining action and were certainly pleased with the outcome of the trip. After battling a dozen monster bluefish to 14 pounds mid-sound, we then concentrated our efforts on some shallower spots for the bass. Again, all the bass were well over the slot, the biggest of 8 a respectable 26 pounds. We are starting to see the fish follow a typical summer pattern, a steady bluefish bite while the sun is high, then “lock and load” with quality stripers as it approaches dusk. As we pass through this next full moon, we should see another wave of bass leaving the river, ensuring a great bite through July.