5/15/18 Opening day of Sea Bass found us leaving the dock a little late. No big deal until we get to the wreck I was hoping to drop on and another boat is already sitting there. Ran another couple miles to an area that’s normally good. First few hours was mixed, one drift would produce a couple for the box and then nothing. Moved around all day working any bite I could fine to try and bend a rod. Sometime around 9 am the SW wind started to crank making things a little sporty. Around 11 am the north current started running all but killing what little bite we had. Buddy of mine dropped a Go Pro down and said there were plenty of fish but they were tight to the bottom and just sitting there….crazy fish!! Back in the slip with a little more than half our limit.
5/11/18 & 5/12/18 Two pretty tough days of Tog fishing. Friday’s bite was the better of the two and lasted until about noon at which time the current started screaming out of the north and the bite immediately shut down. Saturday was plain terrible. Current against the wind had the boat laying sideways in the trough, horrible slow bite and flies getting blown off the land from the SW winds. Sent each crew home with enough fresh tog for a nice fish fry.
5/5/18 Much nice conditions and much better action than yesterday. Spent the day working one area with a steady stream of 15″ fish coming over the rail. Fortunately there were enough keepers mixed in with the throw backs to keep everyone interested. Back in the slip with 11 in the box. The guys went back to PA with two heavy bags full of those oh so tasty fillets.
5/4/18 Back on the water again…finally! Broke the inlet and received a rude slap-in-the-face on Friday. Pushed through pretty sporty conditions for a few miles before setting the anchor over our first tog hole of this five hour trip. Bite started off red hot but within thirty minutes slacked off to nothing. Moved to two other wreck with no change in the action. With 90 minutes left in the day we make yet another move and finally find a piece that’s holding some fish that want to play. Sent the guys home with enough tog for a nice dinner.