11/22/2015 - Striped Bass - Tim Murphy

I had return client Tim Murphy, his son Kevin, and family friend Don Jakeman and his daughter Juliann on a Striped Bass charter.  We started working an area south of the inlet that had some decent marks.  Juliann's turn up on the troll and a nice 35in fish came tight.  As we trolled for some time with no hits, we decided to head north and got into some pods of bunker on light-tackle action.  There were some feeding fish, and we had two solid run-offs in which one broke the line and the other came unbuttoned.  The foursome worked hard on the drift, but only had a few dogs and a nice 6-lb fluke (released) on live bait.  Tough day on the water.