Today started out with a North wind blowing pretty good we did not have much success till late in the morning as we started to catch some shorts and a few keepers. The afternoon was beautiful with lite winds and seas were nice and you could see a definite improvement in the water clarity and in the fishing.
Anglers in New England have been experiencing a much more serious decline in their striper fisheries than has been the case locally, as the Hudson River spawning stock has been providing us with fine spring fisheries in Raritan Bay the last two years even as the later coastal migration coming up from Chesapeake Bay has been disappointing. Haertel found good variety fishing Saturday at wrecks not far offshore for fluke, sea bass and dolphin.
Ling and Flounder Thursday, September 11, 2014 Now that Seabass is closed we are targeting Ling and Flounder and the action has been okay. Frank Abriolla caught 22 Ling and his limit in Flounder plus a keeper Cod.
Well today was certainly not the best fishing nor the best conditions for fishing with a big ground swell and hard southerly wind which combined kept us from fishing a few areas that we wanted to fish. We did however manage to find some action after trying a few different areas during the day.
PS I tied the boat up Tuesday and Wednesday knowing that I wouldn't be able to fish the ocean. So , for my friend who was the super expert today on were we should have gone and what we should have done and how next time he will spend 140 to fish on an Open Boat.