sight fishing for choppers - Fly Fishing Forum
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-11-2005, 10:22 AM
BigDave BigDave is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: northeast salt chuck
Posts: 1,401
sight fishing for choppers

Fished the bay with a friend yesterday and witnessed some pretty cool bluefish feeding behavior. After a slow morning of fishing a 6ft deep cove we noiced a splash and decided to have a look. We came upon a very long and narrow spit of white sand that was barely knee deep.

What we witnessed for the next 3 hours was a parade of 6-7 pound bluefish running right down the middle of the bar in barely enough water to cover their backs. We had a hoot sight casting to singles and pods of 5-20 fish - all of which put up quite a tussle on the 9wt - complete with head shaking jumps and cartwheels.

The fish were somewhat picky as we noticed many of them "tailing" to pick bits of food out of the sand- often times our flies. It was a spectacle as wave after wave passed by us until the bar dried out and we could no longer spot the fish over the white sand.

We stopped by Brewster and had more good sight fishing until the clouds rolled in and shut us down. Mostly bluefish but we had shots at some large single bass there as well.

Time to buy more wire

Last edited by BigDave; 07-11-2005 at 10:33 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2  
Old 07-11-2005, 12:29 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,593
Sounds like a killer day. We have such a great fishery at our fingertips!
__________________
IFFF Certified THCI @ 2005
Capeflyfisher Guide Service
Island Hopper, Guitarist, Incurable Dreamer
and Founder, Worldwide Flyfishing Forum
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-12-2005, 12:23 PM
Cole Cole is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New England
Posts: 51
Send a message via AIM to Cole
Bluefish are crazy fun when you can sight them like that! There was a day like that out at South Beach this year; the school just kept circling...
__________________
Cole
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More sight fishing Dble Haul Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 5 07-10-2007 10:09 AM
sight fishing reports? BigDave Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 5 06-15-2006 04:49 PM
Northeast sight fishing bonefishmon Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 7 05-06-2003 02:16 PM
3 wt sight fishing Dble Haul The Quintessential Trout 7 08-23-2002 10:50 AM
Understanding sight fishing more and more... juro Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 0 06-24-2000 11:06 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)