Monday, January 2, 2012

Blanked on Jan.1

I hope this is not a sign of things to come in 2012.  For the first time in many, many,  years, I did not catch a striper on Jan. 1.  Oh, I tried, fishing the upper Bay in the afternoon and again at night.  The only thing I was able to catch was 2 white perch (see photo) on jigs intended for stripers.  I also saw about 10-15 other guys fishing yesterday as they, too, were hoping to catch a New Year's Day striper.  They all blanked also.  Suddenly, the winter fishing has completely died as I've caught nothing in my last three outings, and I have seen only one other fish caught.  Not good, but really a reflection of the poor numbers of stripers we had in the upper Bay in summer and fall.