All of that mackerel outside the east end could very well produce some improved fishing in the Canal soon, said Jeff Miller; in fact, he suggested that things could happen on the west current tonight.
The breaking tides begin very early morning this weekend, between three and four AM; although many anglers associate the best fishing with a false dawn turn, the pick up in activity with bass moving in from the west entrance can take place in the dark. Obviously, the key is when any fish holding from Mass Maritime to Stony Point Dike follow schools of bait into the land cut.
Today, a few bass were caught jigging around the west entrance and hardcore regulars have been picking at fish at night on eels between the bridges.
That said, it should be interesting to see what shapes up on this next set of tides in the Big Ditch.