The predicted gusts to 20 Kts were realized this morning. Glad we had Simon's 32' to slice the considerable seas in the AM.
We started at the targets and quickly limited out. Most fish were suspended in small pods. We stayed away from the trollers but one charter boat started bearing down on us as we were drifting. I asked Simon if he thought the captain saw us. Simon gave several blasts on the horn which is pretty loud. The boat kept plowing towards our port side. Simon started both engines just in time and applied all 500 ponies to avoid what would have been a certain collision. There was no one at the helm of the charter boat at all. We asked the captain if he was crazy and all he could do was throw up his arms. He then rapidly moved out of the area and headed for the Patuxent. I guess the moral of the story is that not all professional captains are competent all the time. This one was grossly negligent today. The captain's website claims over 25 years experience. Anyone can make a mistake but this one could have killed someone. Enough of that--back to fishing.
We did not get around to taking pics of Simon's fish today (he caught some nice ones), so I will include a pic of a fly caught striper from our trip to Cape Cod last week.
We headed north and found small pods of fish in 38' to 42' of water over several miles. We saw no birds at all working today. This was a day of staring at the FF all day. Very few fish were on the bottom. Most were just above or below a thermo cline. Fish were caught on white bucktails, green BKDs and green or white sassy shad. Action remained steady from 7 AM until 3 PM. The ebb tide lasted longer than usual with the strong NE wind. The flood tide was a weak one and the fishing slowed.
Here is one that grabbed a green sassy worked slowly.
It was a gorgeous day on the bay and the fish fed aggressively. Hope to fish Mon, Tues and Wed next week.