Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Boat Fishing in Bay Very Hot

I've spent the last two evenings out in my brother's boat fishing for stripers in Narragansett Bay. And my brother, Steve, and I have hit the jackpot.  In two outings we have landed 70 fish and have not seen another boat fisherman anywhere in the Bay.  I suspect some boaters have no clue the fish are in this early while others simply don't have their boats ready to go on this early date.  But, it is true.  Big schools of stripers are streaming into Gansett Bay in numbers never seen before in April.  Yesterday we found a school of fish along with tons of bait that stretched out for almost a mile.  Birds were working this whole stretch and for an hour it was non-stop action.  We were quietly drifting and casting Zoom flukes mounted on jigheads to catch our fish.  These fish went anywhere from 14 inches up to near keepers.  Today, the action was not as hot and heavy, and we had to hit multiple spots to plug up fish here and there.  But, I managed to catch two keepers today that measured 28 and 30 inches, real decent fish for this early in the year.  Most of the other fish we landed today were all good size schoolies in the 22-24 inch range. Our hot spring fishing just keeps rolling along here in RI.