Once again today, fall is in the air. We pushed off from the dock with
air temps @ 50 degrees and water temps @ 59 degrees with overcast skies...We
rolled into our first area of the day with all looking very good but we
worked it for about 1/2 hour with no luck, despite how great the spot
looked. With a strict tide time schedule, as always, we ran to our next
spot that offers a very small window of opportunity. We pulled up to the
and spot, which showed all the signs that it would produce Bass. After
a handful of casts we laid the fly up into the pocket perfectly and the
result was a nice Bass crashing on it, but unfortunately it did not hook
up as we had only the one shot at him...you know the "one and done."
With another handful of casts under our belt with no results we pressed
on to another opportunity and an opportunity it was indeed. We settled
in, staked out, and worked our mojo waiting for the Bass to come to us.
After about 5 minutes we were solidly hooked up with our first Bass of
the day which ended up boat side a few minutes later. A quick pic and
we released this nice 24" ocean Bass. It was but only a handful of
casts later and we were again tight on a Bass only this time it was a
cut bigger as he was sporting those Fall Bass thick shoulders and giving
us a run for our money, but after a shrewd battle this 27" beauty
was boat side and smiling for pictures. Once released the day changed
quickly. The sun popped out and it became a bluebird day...the action
shut down as fast as it started. The water temperature during high sun
was 61, which is just a bit too high for the high sun bite of the fall.