13 Sep Joppa Blues and a visitor
Well the blues were definitely further inside the mouth Wednesday. Captain Christopher Husgen of Tide Charters LLC sent us these photos. He was on his boat with pup Watson when they ran into these big blues.
Today Gabe Marks brought in this 14 lb dressed blue that he caught in the mouth of the river on chunk macks! And then this afternoon we heard of some more caught at parking lot 1 on the Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Time to get the wire leaders out that have been packed away for a few years!
The visitor turned out to be a Mola Mola also known as an ocean sunfish. Inside Joppa! Wonder what brought him inside the mouth so far? Usually we see a lot of these guys in close along the oceanfront this time of year. They like to feed on salps around here. Ever see the kind of clear globs on the beach, that’s a salp. But they also feed jellyfish, squid, small fish besides a few other things. Maybe the bluefish and sunfish were after the same thing? We have heard of a lot of tiny baitfish in the river.