… the fish appear to have gone all February on us, for no good cause.
A full week after my final journey to the Housy, alternative and circumstances lastly aligned once more, and I went out on the Housatonic. I heard nice studies from dependable sources a couple of good chunk for high quality fish down south, however the climate predictions known as for extra wind than there turned out to be, and the wind was purported to get into the flat-out nasty vary down alongside the coast, so I opted to remain inland, launching at Sunnyside.
Met Zig for a 7AM launch, and we needed to wrap it up by midday for different commitments, so it was going to be a brief journey whether or not we caught ’em good for five hours or not. The chunk the place we first dropped the electrical within the water was OK, however the fish have been on the small aspect, even for winter schoolies. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than we determined to maneuver, and we ended up making what would show to be our greatest transfer of the day.
We had fish-(or not less than get bit)-every-cast motion for an hour and a half or thereabouts. Then, round 9AM, it deteriorated. Rapidly. Earlier than we knew it, our chunk had utterly evaporated. We had about 50 between us at that time.
After a irritating, and almost fishless third hour that felt so much longer than that, wandering round, looking for some biting fish, we began to catch some once more. Nevertheless it was the dreaded, one-here-one-there kind motion.
It could have improved to one-here-two-or-three-there throughout hour 4. After which lastly, we have been in a position to put it on spot lock on an enormous college of fish that though they weren’t actually on the chew, didn’t resolve to dissipate or disappear after we caught a number of of them. So we sat there selecting away at them for the following (and final) hour of our day. The tin Ranger was on the trailer and we have been each headed for house by 12:15. Grateful to have fished one other day, however neither of us actually glad with the outcomes.
Ought to point out that Zig did get two slot fish, however the larger of the 2 was simply twenty-eight-and-a-half, so it’s not like they have been monsters.