Today i joined my buddy (and boat captain) aboard "Striper One". Later his brother another great friend of mind (TKSTRIPER) jumped aboard. Total about 4-hours put in today.
Water temp was 53
At about 3:00 the wind got insane, big f-ing waves out there boys.
There were about 10-12 boats around, once that wind came in only about 3-4 stuck around.
Herring were still spotty but managed a few with the stoolie than jigged up some more. Again not big numbers but we had live the whole time. Enough to get by.
So like yesterday, 1st drift about 5-10 minutes in i get that great feeling of my Herring freaking out on the other end of my line, so i feed out a little line, close the bait runner and BINGO !!! FISH ON BABY
Managed this 31" fish ...
Quick photo and release, we back the boat back into 30' fow as soon as Kevin drops his bait to the bottom, snagged, but wait that's no snag
... FISH ON BABY !!!! He manages his 1st of the year, so we had to snap a photo ... (KEV sorry about chopping your head off in the photo buddy) i'll explain later, LOL.
We ended up getting 2 more shorties in about 40' fow (about a minute apart again), both under 25" no photos, just wanted to get them back in the water.
Heard some chatter on the radio about a few other fish being taken, also saw others catching Herring near by.
So action is picking up, we will be back at it tomorrow. Need to get TKSTRIPER his 1st for 2008 and start finding the bigger ones. Just great to be out and keeping the skunk out of the boat LOL.
I am due for a big girl, could this be the year ??????
This is just the start of it my friends.
Good luck all !