Earlier this week the reports looked like the season was gonna open up and all the fish would come in. But since then it’s been very spotty around the island and on the river. The wind has been just cranking from the Northwest this week, and that has kept most boats off the water. Yesterday the top wind speed was 48 mph coming down the flats and riverfront. This set up 3-5 foot waves in front of the Captain’s Ladies, and your author was a passenger in a 20″ boat that was getting simply hammered.
Thee has been lots of bird action offshore. Swarms of Cormorants with seagulls hovering overhead. Same sightings off Joppa Flats. No real way to see what bait they were chasing, but likely herring at this point in the season.
Another good site to check out for reports is run by Captain Skip Montello. It’s North Coast Anglers, and you can check out this weeks report here.
Come by the shop this weekend. We have a new discount corner stocked full with Rebels and Bombers, regular choices for early-season stripers.