An incessant northeast wind kept us pretty much tied to the dock through most of last week, but when we did make it out things were looking pretty good. Lou Noftsier was out with me on Monday along with son-in-law Matt and grandsons Kyle, Andrew and Josiah for their annual start of summer fluke trip. Facing a strong NE wind against tide situation most of the day, the crew still managed a steady pick of fish all morning and finished up with ten nice flatties to 22" in the box. Gulp baits and our custom teasers fished in extremely shallow water produced most of the fish. With all of our mid-week trips canceled due to the wind, I snuck out for a bit myself yesterday and found the fish still there and hungry.
Nothing to report on the striper front this week. It seemed like the bite was turning back on at the end of last week but who knows what this week of wind has done to things. In past years this would have been a prime week for big fish just before they moved north, so we'll just have to wait and see what this week brings us.