Although there has been an OK early morning topwater bite to go with the turn from west to east, it hasn’t been gangbusters by any means. The spurts of surface feeding fish have been reported in numerous spots from the middle of the Canal out to the east end.
Although some whiting were reported around the west end and up to the herring run, Bruce Miler explained that the mackerel moved into the east end due to the winds out of the northeast last weekend and some bass followed them in. Pink mackerel was the hot color through midweek, with Guppy Dirty Mackerel next in line in terms of productivity.
Folks continue to use red and black bucktails, as well as Savage Sand Eels and paddle tail plastics in white.
Jeff Miller concluded that the jig bite, as well as eels at night, has been really good, particularly on the turn from west to east. There are some decent bluefish around as well.