Fishing Report: Sunday, June 6th
The Holman Auto group was aboard today with Brian, Ed, Greg, Jerry and Scott. 74 degrees F. to start the day with humidity galore and haze, along with a stormy afternoon/evening forecast to finally break the current weather pattern. We had 10-12 knots of wind out of the South-Southwest leaving the dock. More was forecast and more came, 20 knots by noon. Seas were 2'-3' to start, building to 4'-6'. The surface temp. is cold along the beach, in the mid-50's, in the mid 60's on the bottom fishing grounds.
The day got off to a plenty inauspicious start with the gang hitting stopped traffic on the parkway due to a 4:30 am accident, Ron having a run-in (literally) with a deer that kept him from getting to the dock, and Jerry announcing he'd spent part of the nite in the hospital. I was wondering about our prospects for a fishing trip! Thankfully, we got off to a good start finding a nice mess of bluefish in the inlet, and in short order, we had near 3 dozen in the box from a ½ up to 2 pounds. With the wind already starting to blow, we headed out to do some bottom fishing. We found a couple of spots with a fair bite, others with practically no bite, and at least one overrun with hyperactive tog. We caught close to 100 sea bass in the few hours Mother Nature gave us to fish on the ocean, with about one out of five going in the fish box. These guys don't seem to bring the good weather with them, but they stick it out.