Friday afternoon on the top of the tide was like fishing the fall run here on Plum Island. Kevin Moore, president of the Plum Island Surfcasters, and a local guide too, spent 5 hours on the beach site casting to schools of stripers. There were fish finning the surface for about 100 yards, and they stayed from 3 hours before the tide to an hour after. Kevin took three pretty big fish, including a fat 42″ one weighing in around 25 pounds. He released it back into the foam.
Saturday and Sunday have alwo been good, with reports coming from all around the tide clock. Brian, all the way from Vermont, says he and a few other guys “hammered” them last night on the beach, while some of the baitcasters this morning were getting keeper bass and an occasional flounder to boot. It’s all about putting in your time this weekend, keep your eyes open and work hard. The fish are here.
Off shore the Mackerel bite is on, and we have seen a few large bass taken by livelining macs. Reports from the Cod boats are still good, and the evidence you can see from our last post.
Don’t get us wrong, some people are getting skunked. But two customers that have been here this weekend say that they’ve caught more fish so far this year than they had all last season. This afternoon is pretty breezy, but the sun is out and so are the fish, so get on down here.