Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hot Schoolie Fishing in Nasty Weather

The last three evenings have featured some nasty weather with rain, thunderstorms, cold and wind.  However, the fishing for schoolies has been real good in  the Bay.  I landed a total of 31 fish in  the last three evenings.  They ranged from tiny ones to fish of 24 inches.  I got no keepers.  The hot ticket has been plastics.  The three inch Zoom fluke with a lightweight jighead has done most of the damage, but I also scored using a float and Slug-Go combo (see photo).  If I had the choice I would much rather fish in nasty weather than beautiful sunny weather.  The fish are far easier to fool and more active in the lousy weather. And, there are far less fishermen around.