In regards to seabass and fluke, we still have no idea what the SEASONS will be but the length of the fluke season will be similar to last year with PROBABLY the same regulations (18 5 fish). For next fall, I'm 99. 9 sure we will be carrying BONUS tags for those overpopulated nuisance slot sized fish in the 24-27. 9999 range ) We will be in the same slip at Clark's, however the docks will have a new, refreshed look as we are getting BRAND NEW docks out on the west dock.
Written by Capt. Allen Sunday, 13 December 2015 05 52 Yesterday we had to do the inevitable, which was pull Reel Class for the winter season. In terms of stripers, the sheer AMOUNT of fish we caught, as well as the size, both BIG fish (to 40 ) and small fish bodes well for next year AND the future.
When we've had good drifting conditions, fishing has been good, but when we haven't had the drift fishing has been slow -- if it's been too fast, we catch shorts and the occasional keeper. That's why our 's are all over the place, some days we're well into the teens to near 20 keepers, other days we're under 10.
When conditions have been good, the fishing has been excellent. Saturday's trip for the JCAA produced 25 keepers and 75 shorts to 5 , and Sunday's trip produced 22 keepers and about 60 shorts to 7 -- EXCELLENT fishing compared to what we've seen!!
It seems we're in the mid-July doldrums with fluking and generally speaking fishing is dominated by shorts with keepers sprinkled in here and there. We've also had a raging south current the last week or so which doesn't help!