The stiff northeast wind made for some rough seas last week, but the Rockfish continued to bite well every day. The grade of Rockfish improved while the grade of Bluefish decreased a notch. Most of us are still live-lining using light tackle and live Spot as bait in order to work the Rockfish into feeding frenzies. The Spot and White perch are starting to move into deeper waters as both the water and air temperature cool. The Spot are getting a little tougher to catch and it won’t be long before the live-bait option is off the table and we will transition back to a trolling pattern.
The economy has taken a toll on most industries and charter-fishing is no exception. I have more open Fall dates than usual and I’m currently taking deposits for Oct.-Dec. bookings. Remember, mid-November-mid December is Trophy Rockfishing and our last chance at the migratory, 20 to 50 pound Striped Bass before we wrap up the season.
Let’s go fishing.