Okay, two of the regulars, Bill & Ken have fished the last two mornings starting at day break at the northern oceanfront section of the refuge. Both mornings at first light they have hit bluefish. Saturday they used metal lures and landed 7 big blues. Their smallest was about a 9 pounder and then the sizes got bigger. This morning they used top water lures and only got a few but they still said they were big ones. They were 11 pounders and up this morning. Another fisherman in that started his fishing day at day break. He also was using surface lures and landed a small striper and then hooked into a larger one but lost it near the beach. He said the beach is loaded with little herring right along the shore line.
But back to Bill and Ken………they came in with a picture they had just taken that shows a shark, fin exposed crusing the beach front along parking lot 1, They said they had bluefish on, then some seals showed up, one even trying to take his fish, then they disappeared, and then the fin came crusing by. They are going to post the picture on the Surfland Facebook page soon so log on and take a look. They also reported fish jumping not far from shore, but these guys came clear out of the water……sturgeon! Also had another fisherman in saying that there were two ocean sunfish crusing around out front.
Well, not much to report for the “buggie” guys. Terry and Dave were in after being down for the weekend. Not much action for them besides a few small stripers and SKATE. Where is “Skate Slayer”? If he was there then he would have been catching them and everyone else might of had a chance for stripers! (sorry Jamie, had to get that one in). Terry did report that an 8″ mackerel was caught on a striper rig. Boy, some weird activity going on along the oceanf ront. Must be the warm water.
So, it has been a hit or miss weekend. Some lucky, some not……………but still worth a trip to beautiful Plum Island! Plus the fish will be here tomorrow…………after the weekend!