With the tough weather and not fishing for awhile I went against common sense as I needed a fishing fix.
Tide tables had high tide at around 10:30 this morning and it was a very low high tide. I usually try to avoid them if I can as there is not as much tidal flow on the incoming or out going tide.
I don't like to go out even with a decent mid day tide unless it is a cloudy day, or there is lots of baitfish around or some good reason to do so.
Buddy Paul and I left the dock at 10:30 am and it was bright and sunny. We head out to fish the ocean and found the water in the low 60's and very clean and clear. Normally I like clean water but not at mid day when the light can penetrate much further down. About a half an hour into fishing the fog rolled in making it nice and more overcast, but that didn't help. We tried 3 spots fished for two hours with neither of us even getting a single strike. Finally at the last spot we caught 3 stripers in 15 minutes, or I should say Paul caught stripers. We were both using sinking line and identical clousers and I never got a hit.
With it still foggy we moved to the back bay to try a couple of rip lines that had a little current. Here on about the 3rd cast Paul caught another striper on intermediate line that we both switched to in the more shallow water. We fished till about 2:00 pm when the sun broke out strong, it started to get hot and the gnats came out of the woodwork and we called it a day.
Paul had a great trip with 4 stripers up to 21 1/2 inches out of the 4 hits he got. For me it was just a tough day fishing. I never got a single strike the whole trip. Never got that fishing fix that I wanted.