Sunday, October 26, 2014

10.26.14 The first good push of bass has arrived......

     Got out this morning after sunrise and was surprised to see I was late for the party. Bunker for miles left to right, tons of boats right up on the groins, and anglers dotting just about every rock tip you could see.
     So there's life here now, actually it showed this week, with most catches coming for those taking the long walk up north. But today it started to spread down the Jersey Shore. Now, don't get your hopes up just yet if your a fly fisherman. Its mostly a large bunker bite with most snagging and livelining bunker for big bass, spring bass, 20-30 pounders. For me it was throwing flies near the bunker that was traveling into the rocks, but without a bite. I saw a few cocktail blues caught but no bass. A little north this morning a 35 pound fish was taken from the rocks on a snag-and-drop bunker.
     I looking forward to the smaller bait invasion which will pull the bass onto the beach. Also the west-northwest wind needs to swing around, and then things should get interesting.