Short Bass

Area: Fire Island

PeterP

New Angler
May 6, 2020
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took a ride after work tuesday afternoon. flat ocean and ran straight out to 70ish feet where i have been catching over the last few weeks. Nada. No bird, no marks, no life. Used the binoculars and scanned in all directions but didn't see any birds. A very nice captain on the radio came back with a report of lots of short bass east of ocean beach in shallow water. I didn't want to make the run but it was calm so what the heck. Stayed out deep hoping to run into some larger fish but nothing all the way. Was greeted by about a mile of birds diving, bunker splashing, bass rolling and whales feeding. maybe 5 miles east of ob all in about 30ft of water. Played around with the shorts, mostly 20-24inchers for an hour or two. sun started dropping and temps fell quick so headed in. Might not be any keepers left but hopefully we can get another week or two to play with the runts.
 

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