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05-01-2004, 11:15 AM
This should be the time. My first report has to be a negative. I had to abort my plans this AM for fishing a local bridge & then heading to Corsan's to assist in ferrying some anglers to the sod banks. When I got to the ramp 310AM whitecaps were all over the bay & the wind was howling. Lights on trailor were not working, wife had to follow in her car, so we turned around & came home. Sorry to all & I hope some got out & some good times were had. Hopefully there will be bunches of great reports. Ron
Fly Ty R
05-01-2004, 04:43 PM
Fish were at the Corsons Conclave. I'll let others report as I'm dead tired from hauling in the fish... :D
05-02-2004, 02:51 PM
Dave, was top gun, with three fish in a short period of time. Nice job. I never saw so many fly anglers fishing at the same time in saltwater. I think we got the fish by surprise. I finally got all the mud out of the boat. I washed it in the driveway and have enought soil to plant a garden. It cleaned up easy and thanks to all the guys who provided boats and their time, ferrying everyone and changing them to other locations, which made the event what it was, Just super.
05-02-2004, 08:13 PM
Sparse. Heavy sinking line might be the differnce. At Corsons, heavy sinking was out producing intermediate. I believe REN uses mostly heavy sinking. Hope you get next time.
Fly Ty R
05-02-2004, 09:31 PM
I had on a Teeny TS-450 with a buoyant chart/white/red deceiver to keep it off the ever-present snot grass. Seemed the fish were holding bottom, but I think we could have gotten some roving blues on topwater flies. The last blue I got was caught on the surface.
05-05-2004, 12:00 AM
My boat is out of the water since the Conclave. I sanded and painted the bottom today, compounded and waxed the hull. I hope to get it back in the slip tomorrow. It was killing me eating dinner knowing I couldn"t go out in the boat, so I went to a jetty on the point. Worked hard for 2 sea herring. Had incomming tide, there were a few herring caught on bloods and one guy had a nice fish on and lost it. Acted like a striper or weakie.
Water was very murky, and I only took my heavy sinking line. (after the conclave it seemed to be the thing to do.) I usually use intermediate.
It was a bad night, I lost 5 flys to the rocks. I found I did better not letting it sink too deep. Had to ask spectors to please move out of my back cast area twice and just when I started getting the herring and seeing bait and swirls, four dolphins came in right next to the jetty spraying the herring all over and that was my last hit. That was right at sunset. Fished to 9:30 without a hit. Beautiful night with the full moon.
05-05-2004, 01:27 AM
Sparse I`ve been thinking of you, as soon as I get a weekend off that isn`t 30degre`s I`ll be down.It seem`s as soon as start your life over...They all want to take a bite out of your fishing time.I still got my 7 weight orvivis.And a towle of your`s.LOVE AND MISS YOU MAN!Your Pa Pal,
05-05-2004, 05:05 AM
Realquick Good to hear from you, & hope you get some time in the near future.
Ray Fish were popping, water depth around 6 ft & I had bottom some time with the inter. Don't think going deeper would have helped. Ren was using inter. Thanks for the input. Ron
Fly Ty R
05-05-2004, 09:15 AM
Ahh, Ray, now you know what it feels like to be a jetty fly jocky... :D At least you still don't have to do long casts smile.gif .
05-05-2004, 08:47 PM
The wind dropped out for a change and we had a great trip under the moon. It was gorgeous last night.
The Stripers were hungry and we caught about a dozen fish up to 29" on small deceiver type flies.
All the fish were very healthy looking and they were all released. Hopefully many of them will be dropping their eggs soon if they haven't already done so.
05-05-2004, 11:05 PM
Dave, I was using my 400 sinking and with a small jiggie and it was sinking to the bottom like a rock. Got the boat in this afternoon and the wind was howling off the ocean so boat fishing was out. Thought I would hit the point again, but lightning, rain and graphite don't mix too well. Did get out for a minute and saw one herring caught on worm. I keep hearing of weakies caught on worm so they are there waiting.
Ed, nice report. were you fishing sodbanks, creek mouths or other? What weight lines were you using? I had my action last week near the surface, but at the conclave everyone was getting best action deep.
05-06-2004, 09:59 AM
Ray, we had an almost equal split between on top and deep. Both were 9 wt outfits.
I think we would have even done better if we had been there a bit earlier. But you know how that goes. Looking forward to a lot more trips like this one.
05-07-2004, 12:38 AM
Got out tonight, but only got two small blues on small pink/white jiggie. Left the dock with 54 degree water. Got the fish at the inlet. There was alot of bait fish and very few fish, saw no signs of fish, the birds were working the bait and the water there was 49. With the full moon the water was really moving. Tried working a couple of jetties on the beach but with the wind and waves, it wasnt too good and the water was only 50. I was hoping to pick up a weakie.
Headed to the back bay around dusk and found some 55 degree water, but no fish and tons of snot grass and no signs of bait or fish. Wind never let up and it was pretty cold so I called it a early night.
05-07-2004, 09:40 PM
We had another great trip last night. We caught more than 15 bass, up to 26".
We then found all the Bluefish that we wanted. We had lots of action!!
All fish were released with the exception of one Blue. Water was 53-54.
05-07-2004, 10:22 PM
Have you been fishing the Elbow or towards Corson's. Just curious sounds like everyone is fishing from boats.
05-08-2004, 01:35 AM
Decided to try again tonight. Wind was blowing off the land so I decided to try for weakies on the beachfront jetties. Wind died to nothing right at dusk. I threw a bobber out with bloodworm while I thrashed the water with a jiggie. It got so calm I was bothered by skeeters. Got one school bass 24 1/4 inches on chart/white jiggie and a Taug on the bobber (a 16 incher) it was the only hit on bait and the only hit on fly. Water was 51 and no signs of sea herring which were thick last year at this time.
Went up in the bay to try some sodbanks and there was lightning in the distance and the wind started picking up so I headed back. This time of year I really prefer outgoing, this incomming water is really cold. It had the whole harbor area down to 50. Seems like you have to go pretty far from the inlet to find water in the mid 50's.
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