It was worth while as I caught two flounder and one small striped bass and had a great time doing it.
The flounder were typical 13 to 14 inch fish and the striped bass was probably the smallest I have ever caught measuring just 13 inches. It is nice to see small fish entering into the population. I hope this bodes well for the future of this great fish.
No tackle shops had worms today so I just fished with left over salted clam strips from last year. They seem to work very well. Maybe we should all just use clam for a couple of years to let the worm diggers in Maine know we don't really need them when they want a dollar a worm. Highway Robbery we used to call it. Just me being me. I would rather pull up to a marsh and dig bank mussels and fish with that. Pure and simple and it works very well.
Anyway, the start of another season and I am stoked. The water is clean and things look good for another great season.
I am booking charters now and still have a bunch of prime dates available so don't wait too long to get hooked up with a date to fish. The big bass should be here by mid to late May and last right through mid July. Big bluefish on light tackle will start in a week or two and I will be doing some mixed bag days with plugging for big blues and flounder fishing.
Captain Al Lorenzetti