Monday, May 13, 2013

Warning: They're Around

I am talking about bluefish.  Yes, they are around in increasing numbers along both the Bay and the oceanfront.  I fished from shore tonight in the Bay and saw four of them caught and only one striper taken. I got my first bluefish of the year, a scrappy 5 pounder on a pink Hogy (see photo).  Strange thing about these blues tonight was that they would not hit a hard plug.  They were keying on plastics and just tearing these expensive offerings to shreds.  It's always a dilemma in the early going because the stripers tend to key on skinny plastic in the Bay, and they won't hit a hard plug either in some spots.  So, sometimes you just have to keep feeding the skinny plastic to the blues if you want to eventually get to a striper.