Friday, May 21, 2010

Bluefish Alert

Yes, the bluefish are around! I've landed a couple in Narragansett Bay already and seem to get a Hogy or two chopped up every evening. My brother is also reporting getting chopped when fishing live menhaden from the boat. Earlier in the week, I landed a decent one, about 7 lbs. However, last night I fished a Bay spot and landed one that was only about 14 inches. These are real pests when fishing plastic stick baits. One quick hit and you reel in a cigar. When a lot of them are around, your only alternative when fishing for stripers is to go with a hard plastic or wooden plug as the angler on the right did last night. Swimmers are a good choice at night.