28 Jun Saltwater Edge Fishing Report 6.28.13 – Hot Fun In the Summertime
Saltwater Edge Fishing Report 6.28.13
The weather, the parade of friends from out of town and the epic fishing say summer is here in The City by the Sea! With water temps climbing, herring runs thinning and different baits appearing your tactics will need to change.
In shore striper fishing becomes even more of a night time game with the wading angler focusing on either first or last light including a good dose of darkness.
Both Buzzards and Narragansett Bays has been fairly consistent this spring and if you found a bunker school you most likely found a school of bass and/or large bluefish harassing them. Bunker schools can still be found in coves around the bay from north to south. Some of the bunker around Aquidneck are 18+ inches long and when the bass find them they are not going anywhere. Captain Eric Thomas from Teezer 77 guide service reports fantastic days for clients catching gator bluefish on topwater in Narragansett Bay and bass to 20 lbs by dropping 7“ and 9” swim shads on the deep structure.
Aquidneck Island Fishing
Out front there are huge schools of sand eels between Point Judith, Sakonet Point and Block Island with healthy bass and large bluefish feeding on them. Topwater and bucktail jigs have been very effective.
Even more staggering and exciting is the awesome number of krill in the water.
What makes it exciting is that the bass will cruise through these rafts of krill with their mouths open looking for their maximum intake. There is no need for a krill fly dropper as these feeders are “locked on”. Get below the bait with a bucktail, swim shad or Clouser to find the bigger bass. To learn more about krill check out Wikopedia.
Block Island Fishing
The boat fishing around Block Island is as good as it gets. Captain B.J. Silvia of Flippin Out Charters has been fishing Block island waters for years and his clients have landed several fish in the mid to high 40 lb class this past week. A variety of methods are proving effective; but it’s never a bad idea to drift eels at night.
Bluefin Tuna Fishing
Off shore action is increasing as the bait that will/should hold the bluefin begins to materialize.
Bluefin Tuna to 100 lbs have been reported out at the usual haunts around Block Island with an occasional larger fish mixed in. Fish have been taken on the spread and on topwaters.