Friday, September 14, 2007

Manchester - September 14, 2007

I went out early this morning in the kayak in Manchester. The weather was cool, around the mid-50s, and the ocean was calm. At this time of year, it doesn't begin to get light out until around 6:00 A.M.

The action was fast and furious, as the fish (stripers) were pretty much everywhere. Before it started to get light, a smallish black deceiver on intermediate line was producing well. As the light set in, the fish continued to break the surface consistently, but the fish stopped hitting the deceiver. I switched over to a small white/gold baitfish imitation that produced some fish.

Unfortunately, worked (and parental duties) called and I had to cut it off.

The biggest fish taken was in the 24-25 inch range.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Sept 7 - Manchester harbor

Decided to play a little hooky w/ a couple of my colleagues yesterday and went out on one of their boats. We were cruising outside of the mouth of Manchester harbor, between the harbor and around Misery island. Not long after mid-afternoon, we found consistently feeding stripers. There were several pods of fish breaking the surface.

It took a couple of lure changes to figure out what work, but eventually hooked up w/ a few 20 - 22 inch fish on a Yozuri floating minnow.

All-in-all, a great day (although, as always, I'd prefer to fly fish :-)).