1st Trip - Tough fishing

We made our 1st charter trip this season with Bruce Conner from Illinois and his daughter Emily from Washington, DC.  The father-daughter team threw everything at them (live bait, fresh bait, plugs, poppers, soft plastics), but it was a very tough day with cooler than average water temperatures.  We worked the West side of the bay, East side of the bay, power-plant, and the inlet area in which we probably covered about 15 square miles of water.  Our main target was Bluefish, but we also went for both Striped Bass and Tog in the bay.

The one positive was that I was marking some decent "blobs" of baitfish in the backwaters and I think once we get some warmer, more seasonable weather - the area is poised to go off.