Friday, June 4, 2010

Early start

Got an early start on what looked like a very promising day of striper fishing.  I've been hearing a lot of great reports lately.  It's nice that some people are off to a good start after quite a few slow seasons.  We didn't find much going on though.  John hooked up a couple fish early that he didn't get to the boat.  We saw a fish here and there on the surface but nothing sustained.  About 10 years or so ago all the spots we tried would almost definitely had some actively feeding fish.  I think the days are gone where we could go out and catch 20-30 fish on average on a morning tide.  The game has changed.  One good thing is the average size of the fish is way up.  When we were catching the large numbers of fish a 28" was exceptional but now that's about the average size.  I'm happy to work harder to catch larger fish instead of catching all the little ones but it does worry me a little.  Hopefully the population is just in some sort of cycle and will work itself out.  I have my doubts though.  We couldn't have asked for any better weather to start the season so if the fishing is going to be good it should be this year.

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