Sunday, April 7, 2013

Little Neck Bay (Ⅴ)first striper

 I finally caught four stripers in the Bay this morning.
I fished for three hours around the time of the high tide at 10:30 am.
I looked forward to the warm morning temperature which was in the 40's, for a good day of  fishing.
I said to myself I had to catch some fish today.
I felt relief when I did.    



Yesterday I fished in the Bay too.
It was chilly and windy. I got nothing, not even one bite.
Six or seven lure fishermen and I fished in the same vicinity.  Some hooked and landed the fish.
I saw their lures were much bigger than my silverside flies which I always use in the early spring as they are supposed to be abundant at this time in the Bay.

So today I changed to use the banker flies which have bigger profiles than the silversides.
I figured that the stripers wouldn't be picky at this time in the Bay as winter had just gone.
Bigger flies can let them to find my flies easier.

 The structure is behind me on the right side. 

On Wednesday I lost my shooting head line in the Bay.  After fishing in the morning yesterday, I went back in the afternoon with my wife during low tide and hoped to find my lost line when the bottom was exposed.
The bottom was muddy and the soft soil sucked our feet. Both fell down on the mud and had good laughs at ourselves.  What a mess we made, but I  found my shooting head line!!
As I was searching for my line, I got an inkling why a spot in the back of the Bay has more fish caught than somewhere else.  There is some kind of a structure sticking out at that spot. In general the bottom is flat, so I guess stripers prefer hiding in that spot to ambush their preys.


  1. fantastic, good to see the stripers showing up and kudos on enticing them with the fly. Still in trout mode, but soon i'll dust off the 9 weight. i've added you to my reading list via Hope to bump into you on the water one of these days and look fwd to future posts.


    Long N.

  2. Yeah, it was a great joy to catch those fish, especially after long period of no luck.