Once the water settles and we get some cooler temperatures, the season should kick off. It's been a little slow with Bluefish cooperative on the tides and Weakfish around during early morning or night. Weakfish during the day require chumming with grass shrimp.
This past Friday afternoon I had Jutta Locker and her daughter Jessica from Utica, NY on a 4hr Bay & Inlet trip. We started working a channel close to the inlet drifting live Peanut Bunker and working soft plastics. With no takers, we moved to the inlet which was fishable even though there was a leftover swell from Tropical Storm Maria. We drifting live and fresh baits, and both clients hooked into Blues 7 to 10 pounds. The bite only lasted about a 1/2 hour, and quickly died as the brown water moved in. We continued to work different areas getting only subtle bites which were most likely snapper Blues. The Coast Guard graced us in the last 10 minutes of the charter to perform a routine safety check. We PASSED! Nice job by both clients on a rather tough day!