Today I fished with my pal Kevin Ryan and Tim C. Smith joined us for a video shoot on plugging and jigging striped bass. The bite has been great and the weather window looked good to do a video shoot so we went for it.
In the early morning the jigging was hot in 40 to 50 feet of water east of Ocean Beach and we hooked up a bunch of fish or should I say Kevin did as I was trying out a new jig that didn't work too well. Kevin had 7 fish to my none. About a hundred boats motored into the area and put the fish down by 9 am.
We then moved inshore just behind the breakers for some fantastic plug action. Gibbs Danny plugs in yellow were getting mauled by nice fish. We had doubles and fish taking the plug at the boat and running wild.
The total for the day was probably 10 fish on jigs and 30 on plugs and a bunch of big bluefish is the mix.
Tim will be posting some video of the action in the near future and you will see it on our YouTube Skimmeroutdoors channel to which I hope you subscribe. These video segments will focus on how to be most successful while using jigs and plugs including specific angling and tackle tips.
It was a really spectacular day with good friends aboard and lots of fishing action.
Captain Al Lorenzetti