16 Jul JULY 16 – DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Well what have got to tell you? Very little. I can tell you that Mugsy, Ed and Tommy Kelly went out in the boat Sunday night. They headed out at sunset to fish the mouth of the river. They drifted tinker macks and caught one fish that was 31″. Hooked another but lost that one. They marked a lot of fish both in the mouth and out front along the outside of the sand bar. But, they are just hanging, chilling, trying to stay cool in the warm water. We’ve had other days when guys in the mouth had had a fantastic day from their boats. For you boat guys, catching the outgoing tide in the Merrimac mouth is your best bet.
Ed and Andy Kelly also hit the beach earlier in the afternoon on Sunday(before the boat) and Ed says that they saw a lot of fish busting out beyond their reach. Bluefish???
We had a few guys in this weekend that reported catching small bass at low tide in the mouth of the Merrimac.
John Liss in today. He fished last night on the oceanfront, he caught nothing but another fisherman using bait had two keepers by his side.
So again, it is slow, but there are lots of fish around, they are just picky!