A temporary leave from the office chair shackles was granted for a rare Tuesday and the boss lady kindly approved my plan for stripers and togs. Monday night dinner time with the kiddos was quickly followed by a hasty packing of appropriate gear and a forecast-double-check.
First stop was at a spot I used to fish all the time. I was all smiles even though the schoolie stripers weren't there in numbers like they used to be. Over a couple of hours, I plucked 6 off the light line and kept two at 23" and 22".
Phase one, complete.
The next morning, in search of tautog, I launched at the CBBT before the sun was over the horizon. Tex had the same idea and met me out on the water. With the full moon being a day away, the current was brutal. We started off with a bunch in the 15"-16" range but eventually we got what we were after.
Tex's two biggest went 20" each.
Chunks of blue crab got it done for us but I'm sure it'll be hard to find them soon.
My craving for that hard thumping signature tog fight got a momentary fix. I ended the day with about a dozen togs with the two biggest at 22" and 19".
Phase two, complete.
For those of you that were interested, I'll have striper prints ready in time for the holidays.