Striper Trip in Long Island Sound

Striper Trip in Long Island Sound:

Made it back north for the summer! Ahh, that lovely cool air and low humidity. Perfect for some  schoolie striper action in Long Island Sound.

Excellent Schoolie Striper Bite

Schoolie Striper

Yesterday my friend Phil Farnsworth and his buddy Mike invited me to take a boat ride with them. We left Niantic around mid-morning with some fog and wind to contend with. Fortunately the fog lifted roughly an hour into our trip and the wind never proved to be much of a problem, except for leftie like me. LOL

YOY Sea Herring

Soon we were seeing clouds of terns circling overhead. And the bass were underneath them chewing on YOY sea herring. No these bass weren’t huge by any stretch of the imagination. Most likely they were members of the recent stronger year classes in -2015 and 2016.¬† But despite their size they proved capable of bending an 8wt fly rod in the butt section.

These Bass Fought Hard

Plenty of Stripers on the Screen

As the screen above reports, there were loads of bass, hanging deep. But as the current slowed, these bad boys came to the surface and gobbled flies right off the top. Exciting fishing. We caught plenty on an orange Farnsworth slider. Great day on the water…

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