A good school of fish pushed through on Tuesday morning and folks managed a number of larger bass; weights in the 20 to 25-pound class were mentioned, certainly an improvement over the large body of schoolies that had been all over the Big Ditch. The bass weren’t necessarily showing, but anglers tossing yellow or white pencil poppers managed to bring them up to the surface.
Mike Thomas said there was a short window of opportunity this morning; the fish were on top or just below the surface. One of the most successful techniques is taking an eel type soft plastic on a jighead and counting to three, then ripping it in. Green mackerel and white continue to be productive colors.
There has also been a good night bite, with most everyone using some combination of soft plastic and a jighead. Bruce Miller mentioned that shad style soft plastics have been a good choice recently, with pearl or white the way to go.
There are some pogies and squid in the Canal, but the best news is that some mackerel pushed into the east end with the east/northeast winds last Sunday and Monday and the bass followed them in.