The last week or so has been pretty slow according to the reports we’ve been getting. The flounder seem to have moved out, and the bluefish haven’t shoed up in good numbers yet.
Last night the commercial striped bass season opened up, and there were plenty of boats cruising Joppa Flats looking for cows. It didn’t seem that there were many fish being taken though, and very few spooked fish, at least on the incoming tide.
The outgoing tide got what few fish were around a little more excited. Some of the regular hard-core night fishermen reported some 20 and 25 pounders, but they were few and far between, requiring a whole night for a few fish. There are some bluefish mixed in the river, at least according to the eels I had chopped in half last night.
The beach guys aren’t reporting much happening. In fact, we didn’t even weigh in a bass all weekend. In July that’s pretty surprising.