26 Sep Fishing Report 9.26.14 – The Perfect Time
Fishing Report 9.26.14
It is the perfect time for surfcasting under a new moon, enjoying the best albie bite in years or making the most of the weather window to battle bluewater species. The weather looks to be spectacular as well. Get out and fish!!
Striped Bass – The amount of peanut bunker has got some better stripers sporadically in the stones. No reports of mullet thus far; but they should be in the wash by now. The current tides, temps and bait supply seem ideal to kick off the migration and get the bass that are around thinking of bulking up.
False Albacore and Bonito – Bonito have uncharacteristically hung around despite the best albie season in years. Typically the bonito get here first, get shouldered aside by the albies and then if we are lucky a bigger 8 -10 lb version fills in for a short visit in October. As we have discussed before find the bait and structure and your likely to find the funny fish most days. We are getting positive reports the length of the Ocean State and from Block. If you find them “picky” try to mix up the pace and the color of your lure or fly. More thoughts on that here and the Top Five Lures For Albies here.
Bluefish – Big and angry what’s not to like! Not many reports from the Bay; but they are mixed in with the albies some days and otherwise wreaking havoc on their own out front. Great fly rod fish!
Scup, Black Sea Bass and Fluke- Fishing remains solid and should improve with cooler temps. Tidal Tails have been very effective on tautog.
Offshore – Recent weather has kept anglers in port and searching for the weather window. Sunday looks good.