Fishing In Tough Conditions
Don't know what is going on but the weakfishing action is hotter than the striper action. I don't know what to make of it but I will take it.
Had spin charter out Saturday night. A father, his 12 year old son and a uncle. The wind did not co-operate. We had a strong south-east wind blowing when we left the dock a 5:00 pm and we still had an hour of out-going tide. We went out side the inlet and found conditions tough at best with the wind and wave activity, but decided to give it a shot.
Found weakfish and bluefish activity but it was hard standing in the boat and the wind was pushing us along faster than I would of liked. We made four drifts and caught fish on each drift and 12 year old got the best fish of the night, landing a 25 inch weakfish. We kept it as it was a male and hooked in the gills and bleeding bad. Also kept 4 of the blues for dinner.
Would of continued to fish the area the rest of the night but the two adults were feeling a little green so we had to leave the fish and try inside where it was calmer.
Did hook one really large striper next to the boat that looked to be in the 30 lb plus size but in haste to set the hook the angler looped the eye with the line and snapped it off on the hook set.. It all happen so fast.
When we had enough water in the back bay we worked back there and they missed three fish that hit popping plugs, trying to set the hook when they saw the fish instead of when they felt the weight of the fish.
Not the best fishing conditions, but they had a good time and it was the biggest fish the young angler had ever caught.