Some decent fly fishing is under way from shore and boat fisherman on the lower Housy and a few other local areas using 9-10 inch herring patterns with 10 wt. fly rods and 400 grain shooting heads. The old standard chartreuse/white clouser is a good choice for steadier action as you are more likely to pick up the schoolie size bass on the clousers. Also be sure to have an assortmnet of our custom sand eel patterns. If you missed our seminar last week that was given by Lou Tabory, make sure to have some of Eric Peterson’s new CREASE FLIES. We are the only shop in the area thus far to have these new flies with a swing tail!!
Small schoolies are starting to show near Calf Pasture Beach and the Saugatuck River so areas like Gray’s Creek, Mill Pond, Compo Beach and Southport are going to heat up very soon. In fact, most of the flounder crew fishing from the pier, is hooking more stripers than flats.
We had some captains scouting the open water areas along the North Shore of Long Island west to Hempstead Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and there are a few reports of very large bunker but no big bass under them yet?it won’t be long though!
Captain Chris was out for a charter on the Housey on Wednesday and had about a dozen fish to the boat all on flies, none topping out over 24 inches, but still great fun. Earlier in the week we had some reports of some smaller bass from the Saugatuck, with even some bigger swirls, all on small jig heads, flies and soft plastics. Although it can’t be totally confirmed, there could have been some large schools of baby sand eels swimming about as well?stay tuned!