18 Sep September 18, Schoolies, Skates, screaming wind
That’s what was abundant this morning and last night. Schoolies at a number of spots, skates on the beach. There is a honkin west wind today that pretty much blew some of our guys off the water this morning by the mouth. Here’s the rundown:
Last night’s eel slingers in the river had a mixed bag. Mostly shutout, but one report of a schoolie, and one report of a keeper. Those are the only fish we heard about, and they were only talking about the incoming tide. Perhaps it picked up after midnight, but a steady breeze made smooth drifting difficult with a trolling motor.
This morning just after daybreak there were schoolies reported at three locations. First was the tip of the North Jetty. Two fellows tossing pink sluggos were hooking up like mad. Three other fellows hucking flies, Charlie Graves, and Yozuris got skunked. Go figure. The river sandbar by the Captains Ladies produced schoolies, but only until the sun came up. Lot 6 on the reservation showed schoolies as well, taken on worms. Also the everpresent skates were abundant. At mid-day there seemed to be no bird action along the reservation over a two hour period at high tide. Looking forward to low tide to see what happens.
We did weigh in one 20 pounder today, so there are a few larger fish around. Gotta be there when they pass by, but false dawn seems to be the best time.