Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nothing to Report

I am hearing what everyone else is hearing.  There are some holdover fish being taken in the backwaters, but no new fish moving along the oceanfront.  I mentioned many times that this would be an unusual year because of the brutal winter and the very cold spring that is in progress.  It will be a very late start.  As I sit here typing this, it  is a cold 38 degrees outside and the water temperatures along the oceanfront are in the mid forties.  In a nutshell, that is why we have no fish yet. Too cold.
Last year proved to be similar.  While a few fish were being taken in the last week or April, the real good fishing did not begin until the first week of May, very late by past standards.  We are looking at the same scenario for this year. With temperatures in the next week predicted to be only in the 50's, don't expect to see much. It will happen eventually, but you might just have to wait till May to see good numbers of stripers.