Friday, December 4, 2009

Let the Winter Games Begin

The weather outside is more like late summer, but the calendar says December. And, yes the winter striper fishing season is well under way in the Providence River. In fact, it has been going on here since about Thanksgiving time. There are not big numbers yet, but I have landed 15 schoolies in the last 4 days. These are fish from 15-25 inches, and all were caught on Zoom flukes fished on a quarter oz. jighead.
Here's a hot tip. Watch for the water temperature in the river to take a 5 degree dive within a matter of a few days. That should happen when the next cold wave hits. When that occurs, big numbers of stripers will move into the river from the Bay. It happens like this every year. Most of the time it is around Christmastime, give or take a week. Right now the fish are in and out of the river resulting in inconsistent fishing.