The big hit of fish almost didn't happen because these fish were not showing. We were traveling along a shoreline along the mainland when my son Ben spotted a fish that broke water. We stopped the boat and started casting. Almost immediately we hooked up with decent fish. Schools of them would show up on the fishfinder down deep, and when they showed it was a sure bet to get them. They were so thick in places that all three of us would hook up at once on a drift. These fish were all caught drifting and casting super Zoom flukes mounted on 3/4 ounce jigheads. This fishing continued for hours. We never saw big numbers of fish jumping, found little bait, and saw no birds were working, but the fish were around big time. It proves you just have to work some spots to find the fish, and we did that today in a big way.
|These are two keepers from a haul of 80 stripers in an afternoon/evening|
of fishing along the RI mainland shore.