The rockfish were schooled up and hungry for the most part this week. Live-lining and trolling were the ticket. I had a cancellation on Saturday, so I went by myself. Caught stripers to 30-inches on light tackle with topwater plugs and then trolled up bluefish and my first spanish mackeral of the year. It won’t be long before the mackeral are thick. Fishing is good and the weather is cooling down. I still have some dates—call or email now to book a trip!
It was HOT this week. And by that, I mean the weather, not the the fishing. I utilized a combination of live-lining and trolling to catch my rockfish this week. For the most part, it wasn’t easy but I did connect with some breaking fish a few times. There are still a few bigguns around too.
Didn’t get out as much as normal this week. Reports have been mixed. On Friday, I live-lined with small Spot. The bite was far from stellar, but after some moves and tricks we caught all of our rockfish and had a fun time doing it.
Fishing picked up a bit this week. Most of us focused on trolling and covering ground to find the fish. The fish were on the move and finicky, but once we dialed it in each day, success followed.
This week was nothing to write home about. Fishing became suddenly difficult when the Stripers decided to go on a hunger-strike. Most boats alternated between live-lining and trolling since even the live bait was tough to locate. When the fish did eat, it was a brief window of opportunity. The bite will surely turn back on soon!