Monday, September 26, 2005

The stripers are in

Striper fishing is in full swing on the Vineyard. I caught several large bass on a fly rod this past weekend, with keepers in the mix. The fish are fat and feisty, all giving great fights. A white half-and-half on intermediate line worked well (not the Orvis kind, but one with a clouser head and a large feathered profile). A biggish white deceiver is a good backup.

There's lots of bait in the water, shiners and sand eels. Pods of shiners moved along State Beach all day long, with large albies crashing through. The bass had the bait pinned against the shore inside Tashmoo. Being in 6'ish inches of water and with so much natural bait, they're tough to catch though :-).


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