Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Monday, November 18, 2013: Gorgeous day – if all you want is good-looking conditions along the beach.
Here’s another read on the bite off the beach.
“John Kirby was on the Doris Mae today...8 guys limited out...nice fish....feeding on sand eels off of island beach state park....the truck guys looked like they were busy...I hope they got into some of the striped ones today.....fish were anywhere from 250 yards off of beach to 2 miles out …”
While upcoming NW winds will reduce the accessibility of that boat action, the fish don’t care about surface things, like winds. They’ll be hanging hard and heavy on the sand eels they’re currently feeding upon.
Sadly, those honking offshores do not bode well for us grounded sorts. Surf fishing was again hideous today, though every day does offer a short here and there. The problem is those boatable bass have no reason to move into the shallows. It takes side-ass or onshores to bring bass to the beach – unless a blitz arises, whereby faster forage fish get chased shoreward. Sand eels are not movers by any stretch.
I got an interesting story about how poorly stripering has/had been up at the Cape (Mass.) by an Army Corps fellow, who had an amazing career before retiring from the Coast Guard. He came down here and – as it always happens – the cows finally moved in at the Cape. Fish over 50 pounds were chasing mackerel. Nonetheless, the overall rating up there was dismal. He’s hoping they’ll hang around when he soon returns.
Holgate remain dry on the angling front. The only thing of real interest is the goodly number of seals popping up in the rip area.
Here’s a look at The Rip for folks who like Holgate. Sorry, nothing exciting happens. It’s just a drive-along. http://youtu.be/tSPqb_miaYg