Tuesday night left the dock at 4:30 pm with two fly anglers. They are calling for 13 to 15 mph winds to tie out near dusk. We cleared the inlet to fish the incoming tide. Water was 65 degrees and very brown. The wind had to be blowing in the mid 20's as it was all white caps. I moved down beach figuring with the westerly wind I could find some shelter close to the beach. It wasn't going to happen. There was a good ground swell with waves breaking too far out from the beach and the wind made it impossible to fish.
Decide to move to the shelter of the inlet, stay out of the direct wind and fish the dirty water. We worked it for about 2 hours catching some small stripers an missing some fish. All the bass were about the same size 18 to 20 inches.
Around 6:30 the wind started to die out and we were able to fish the ocean. Still pretty windy but fishable. In the ocean we were able to find some weakfish. They were all small and we would have other fish follow hooked ones to the boat. (guess they must be in spawning mode). Had a few other pictures of the better weakfish, but must of hit the wrong setting on the camera and they didn't come out good.
We would of fished it longer but with the swell action one of the anglers was feeling green and asked if we could go in the back bay.
We moved to the back and the wind kept getting less and less to the point that the gnats came out. (not too badly). They worked poppers and missed a good number of fish. They managed to hook a few stripers and they were all about the same size.
Incoming water as we were heading back to the dock was 62 degrees and we had to put on sweatshirts as it felt cold zipping across the water. Weird thing was that coming up the main channel from the turn buoy to my marina there were hundreds of big fish marks on my fish finder. From the bottom to about 8 feet from the surface and continuous the way. I come this way every night on the way back to the marina and rarely see many decent marks. Never saw anything like this in the harbor before.
Hope they are a new batch of stripers migrating their way north that were coming in with the full moon incoming tide.