June 7, the damn northwest wind

June 7, the damn northwest wind

Now not everyone has a problem with the Northwest wind, maybe it’s just some of the boat folks here. Seems like when that Canadian blast comes down the river becomes very particular at what she gives up. So, this morning, with the wind kicking between 15 and 20mph, the flats were very bouncy, and not producing in large numbers. Some of our most devoted anglers gave up early and went to work.

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On the bright side, there were scattered terns working the beachfront on the early-morning incoming tide, and a pair of surfcasters seemed to be into the fish that were boiling within casting distance of the wash. It was also a good place to hide from the wind, as the houses and dune block most of the breeze from the ESE-facing beach.

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That is not to say that there are not some good fish being caught. I’ve been getting some nice catch and release photos from readers (you can send yours to stickman@surflandbt.com) Here is the first keeper for a guy identified only as “Tyler.” I think he was fishing with Dave Haddon.

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Now Dave has been having a nice run of late, and he’s sent me his latest big fish on the flyrod. Here is his 46″ released bass:

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And another catch and release from Steve Kerns. A sweet 40 inches and 23 pounds, taken on a pencil popper:

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James Waldron
james@simplemics.com

Stickman is the resident web design guy at Surfland. We pay him in eels.

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