The striped bass and fluke fishing is off to a great start, with enough of both to go around.
The bass are mostly around 10-12 pounds with an occasional fish pushing twenty pounds, but just about all the charter
boats have been coming in with their limits. There are also a lot of bluefish around, but for those who want bass they are
fairly easy to avoid. Just donít go near the birds. The fishing has been with the good old chartreuse parachutes.
Fluke are concentrated on the south side with most boats fishing off the Radar stand. There are plenty of shorts, with
enough keepers mixed in to keep up the interest. The party boat pool winners have usually been around six pounds or so.
Unlike the bass fishing where weather doesnít much matter, a slow or fast drift or big swells can effect the fluke bite.
From the MARLIN VI PRINCESS: Fishing on Friday was great. With only 5 fares Capt. Eddie did not hold back.
Conditions for fishing were great and everyone on the boat limited out.
From MISTRESS TOO: On Fridayís all day trip, the Charde group had their limit of Stripers as well as twenty fluke up
From the HERLS GIRL: On Saturday afternoon the Blanco party caught their limit of bass up to 20 pounds.