Sunday, October 11, 2009

Big Fish Landed by RI Surf Casters

In the last week, there have been a number of big stripers landed by RI surf casters. These have been stripers in the 40-50 inch range. The reason for all this has been an influx of schools of mullet that are roaming the shores from Newport to the far south beaches of Westerly. Big bass are in hot pusuit of this bait. If you find mullet around or are attempting to imitate this bait, try the following lures: swimming plugs such as Bombers, wooden surface swimmers, large shad lures, and fat needlefish. These are plugs that will work in daylight as well as at night.

I was out last night and joined the 40 inch club of the week with a 41 inch striper (see pic at right). The big fish are around the mainland shore right now. Look for mullet and you just may find the fish of your dreams!