My boat needed a complete outboard rebuild, so I was out of the water for all of the fall 2019 and spring 2020. I was frustrated about it, so I backed off of bassbarn and other fishing sites for a bit. Spent most of my recent fishing trips on my buddy's boat doing runs to the wrecks for tog, sea bass and we've been doing very well when the weather cooperates. I've been doing my striper fishing at night at the bridges, and have been catching a lot of 16" - 25" bass on pink zooms. Haven't caught a keeper striper since 2018. Glad to see you have the SS Retainer back in action and slaying them on the eel bite. I only tried eels once this year and got the skunk! hahaWhere have you been?
Nice fish congrats keep at it,After a morning of work, I went fishing. Grabbed some eels from Blvd Bait & Tackle, and hit the back. Tried a few spots, didn’t really see much bait, but I connected on my 3rd spot. I watched the tip of the 7’ Fenwick twitch a bit, knowing the eel saw something it didn’t like to see. Then boom, line came tight and the drag was screaming. I knew better than to touch the drag, so I just waited until the bass slowed down. Made some heading getting it to the boat, but then it started taking off and so I just waited for the fish to tire out. Got it in the net, which as all should know by now is a miracle. I knew it had some size but I thought it was a little bigger by the fight. Chalk up my first keeper bass, at 30” maybe 31” View attachment 444569
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I’m sure there are bass to be caught on the incoming tide. I don’t know where you are fishing. But if you were one of the many boats to see me out there then you should fish somewhere else on the incoming cause I couldn’t find any fish and I searched over 2 hours.Thanks for the report. Not great news for me, I can only fish the incoming tomorrow.
Those who fish on my boat swear an oath of secrecy. Trouble is some go on radio shows and the location gets broadcast. One guy in the marina next to me told all of his dockMates about trolling and now that problem exists. Plus at least 2 tackle shops are telling all their customers.Who did you tell?