Saturday, January 7, 2012


I have now blanked four times in a row in the upper Bay and the Providence River.  There was a flurry of activity around Christmas and for a few nights afterwards there were some fish around.  Then, the action died.  Fish are nowhere to be found right now in this beautiful winter weather, and fishermen are also nowhere to be found as I'm guessing many are giving up after blanking over and over again.
Just a short five or six years ago I was catching a thousand stripers a winter in this area.  Now, I am hoping to get a fish or two an outing.  I figure I will be lucky to catch 50 fish this winter. The numbers of stripers in the Bay have been way down in the last couple of years, and we are seeing the result of that in winter fishing.