Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Persistence Pays Off

You have been reading in my blog just how poor the winter holdover striper fishing has been in the Providence River. In one stretch about a month ago I had blanked nine times in a row!

However, I stuck with it, and I have now caught fish seven out of my last eight outings. While this is an improvement over the previous run of poor fishing, I will also tell you that the numbers are way off. These recent "good" nights have generally produced one or two schoolies per outing. Living just ten minutes from the River, it is worth giving it a shot several times a week. For anyone living a good distance away, I'm not sure the effort is worth it this winter.