Took a solo trip from Sandy Point. Stopped by Anglers for bloodworms - sold out. I forgot today was Monday - not uncommon for bait shops to be out after busy weekend. Bought a dozen night crawlers - figured I'd troll up my one Rock fast and look for Perch.
Tide was low as I launched - ran south to Hacketts and slowed to troll in 40 feet. Ran 4 tandems off boat and one umbrella off downrigger. Only had 3 rods out and got a 20 incher. I let the lip hooked fish go - figured I'd get bigger one.
Worked south to Tolly point and marks were not as good so I went back north. Two 18 inchers went back. Water was awful brown but a lot of fish around. Out going current stopped and so did the bite. Second guessing letting the 20 incher go. Worked east to # 88 but not much out there but a 17 incher.
Saw flashing and swung to port to check it out. Binoculars confirmed what I though - mylar balloons. I turned bow and set course to get them. Hate seeing these.
Got along side and gaffed the balloons. Worked back to Hacketts and got another 17 incher. Slowly reeled in lines and racked rods. Ran north and anchored on shell / hard sand bottom in 14 feet. Got a few 4 inch Perch and two 6 inch Spot.
It was about 3:00 and incoming current slowing but just right to live line. Found a nice dinner Rock of 25 inches in 30 feet. Let the Perch and one Spot go on run back to ramp.
Great to see Spot arriving - I'm sure with bloodworms find more than two.