Sat. Aug 28 – 2010 / water temp 85 / temp: 84 / 15 kts winds with lots of boats
Had two ladies on board with us today. Found good numbers of fish between Long Point Rec area and the Duncan Branch Access. The Striped Bass were positioned between underwater points in about 75-90 foot of water. Started marking good numbers the first 30 sec we pulled the throttle back. Managed 20 or more in a few hours. Could never really get the school fired up but did manage several on every drift. Wind did not help any.
Tip: When the wind is kicking and it is hard to stay on the school, try motoring up wind of the fish after marking them. Then drift with a drift sock out to slow your drift. Presents the baits more naturally and enables you to vertical jig. Repeat after drifting too far.
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