29 Sep 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.