Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2 Hat Tricks in 4 Days!

There are good numbers of albies along the oceanfront.  There are good numbers of stripers, mostly schoolies with some small keepers, along both the oceanfront and the Bay.  There are phenomenal numbers of  three to five pound bluefish in the Bay. What do you go after?  How about all THREE?
In the last 4 days I have hit the rare September hat trick two times by catching an albie, a bluefish and a striper on the same day. I've only done that a couple of times in the past. That tells you just how many fish we have around these days.
The bass, bluefish and albie frenzy are being fed by vast numbers of bay anchovies and peanut bunker bait.  The Bay is choking with bait.  The oceanfront has less but there are pockets of it that are attracting hungry larger fish.  In both the Bay and the oceanfront, it's matter of moving around to find the fish.  Once found, it is lights out in places.
We are in the midst of some of the best September fishing I have ever seen from shore here in RI. What a great time of the year to be a saltwater fisherman!