Friday, June 4, 2010
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.