Topic: Finally got the first stripers on a fly for 2009

After weeks over colder than average water temperatures we finally got some warm days which brought the beach front temperatures into the mid 50's.   

Got out last night and was able to catch three stripers on bucktail deceivers on sinking fly line.   It felt good to break the ice.

Also had a 16 inche keeper tog on the fly.

It should only get better from now on.

Re: Finally got the first stripers on a fly for 2009

Rain and clouds this week cooled the water back down.   Bait guys still catching but for catching on the fly the water it too cold again.   Did get another keeper tog to take a fly.

Re: Finally got the first stripers on a fly for 2009

Fishing was really good this week.  Stripers and Sea Herring were providing some good action on the fly rod.   This week had three keeper size bass 28 1/4, 33 abd 36 1/2 inches.  Nice fish giving a nice fight with a good number around the 26 inch range.

A friend caught the first weakfish that I know off earlier this week.    So far there are still no signs of the bluefish, but they should be here anyday now.

Another good sign was a large school of bunker along the beach front.

With Fluke season opening Memorial day, fishing should be in full swing.