September 29, The sandbar emerges

September 29, The sandbar emerges

Most of you surf fishermen know we have a sandbar off the beach just north of the shop. During this big tide we’ve got this week, the low tide is just as shallow as the high tide is deep. So the sandbar has been easy to walk to at low tide. And it’s been producing good numbers so far. You can get out to the sandbar about 2 hours before to two hours after dead low tide (for instance that’s 5-9 am tomorrow, and 5:30- 9:30 pm tomorrow night).¬†Well Kay tells me the guys have been getting both bass and blues off that sandbar this week. So throw on your waders and get out there.


Other reports have fish going up the river during low tide, and being caught just outside Joppa Flats and the Icebreaker until the tide reaches High. Then when it starts to go out, the fish seem to follow it. So you boaters can give it a shot. Also, at daybreak yours truly grabbed a couple of big bluefish trolling swimmers off high sandy. After the sun came up the bite disappeared though, so get out early.


Finally, we’ve got some good reports of small bluefin tuna busting in good numbers on Whaleback and at the 180′ line. Even some big ones spotted here and there near speckled apron. Tis’ the tuna season after all.



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  • anguillaman
    Posted at 15:16h, 01 October

    Too bad this weekend is yet another washout.

  • Irish Spectre
    Posted at 19:54h, 02 October

    Friday featured lots of widely dispersed tern action from the southern end of the reservation and south; the birds were going after tons and tons of bait, either sand eels or minnows. Interspersed was very sporadic, very brief blitzing schoolies. All of that bait with so little blitzing at this time of year is a little hard to figure, and frustrating!

  • Jeremy S.
    Posted at 08:49h, 03 October

    It’s actually not that difficult to figure out, the big breeders have been being pulled from the stocks for years, and now there are not enough left to sustain a healthy population of bass.

  • Dane H
    Posted at 10:26h, 03 October

    Just for your information. Remember the round plastic disks released from the water treatment plant in N.H. that were found in the Merrimack. I found two in the Narrow River in Narraganset R.I.last week.

  • anguillaman
    Posted at 13:44h, 03 October

    I think your absolutely right Jeremy, we were on an uptick in terms of striper poplulation but its clearly crashing now. More reason to C & R.

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