25 Sep September 25, Slow, slow, slow
My apologies for the lack of updates this week. It’s just that there’s only a little to report. There doesn’t seem to be the energy around to set off any good feeds. There have been consistent bluefish at the mouth of the merrimack, usually on the outgoing tide at the end of the south jetty. They are being taken on trolled lures, like Rapala’s. The most productive method is speed trolling umbrella rigs, and there are a few experts at this racking up the blues. When the school is in the umbrellas come up with two or three fish each.
There were nearly no trucks on the beach yesterday, and even the ones there looked very quiet. We haven’t weighed in a keeper bass since last weekend. That doesn’t mean none have been caught, but no one’s talking about them either.