Made a quick drop in the bait, no bites, I think it was too deep and the water temp was 49 degrees. Moved to some shallow water and found a few marks. Picked on the Shorts for awhile, all on the outgoing. Tom Krako landed the first keeper of the season taking his first pool after a LONG winter. Water temp 51-52 degrees.
A few of the hard cores, Barry, Danny and 88 year old Gene the fishin machine made it to the boat only to be dissapointed by the turnout. There is still hope for the future if the powers that be, get their heads out their ass and realize what they have done over the years, is nothing more than destroy a lifestile for hard working men who love what they do.
Some nicer fish have been caught on Bunkers and eels with just a showing of smaller fish on the jigs. Capt. Dan has been slugging away on the night trips, fishing has been good when the conditions are right, catching them on eels.
The past two nights of Striper fishing have been the best of the season so far with last night Saturday having the best of the action Capt. Dan reported a good bite right through the tide on fish from 15 inches to 23 pounds Fish look like local fish that are all summer and are finally starting to eat. Hopefully the water temps will drop this week to get things going for us on the day trips.
All the reports of patience, the bait is here, when the water get's colder, the NW winds all that stuff. Well, it's certainly no different this season as the water temps are still 63 degrees, the air temp is Florida like, the bait is here and the fish are not!!
We had 3 fish this season that were over 10 pounds, but not in our seasonal pool. Till then, Capt. Dan will be fishing Monday-Saturday nights fishing for Bass as it seems he can produce some local fish on those trips.
Jim, from Staten Island started it off with the first fish of the day at 6 pounds and the lead for the pool. 5 Minutes later a 6 1 2 then the big one of the day at 8 pounds caught by Jose Mocreia, Old Bridge, N. J. Brett fishing in the bow had 2 fish both over 5 pounds and Richie fishing in the stern had a beautiful 7 pounder.