Thursday, August 30th
Tide: High 7:59am
Water Temp: 78.4°
Wind: NW 8kts
Moon Phase: 99% Full
The wind is out of the NW at 8 knots and we will begin the day on the tide change. It will get fast as the current begins to run because of the direction of the wind.
We had a decent day of fluking yesterday, but today is different. We might only have one or two shots at them in Ambrose because it will eventually become too fast with the wind and current together. Race to the bottom and fish hard! Time is of the essence!
It wasn’t great fishing, but just about everything we caught we kept. Tank Matraxia owned it by putting 3 keepers in his cooler up to 4 1/2 pounds! Now that’s how you start the day!!
The same as the first one. Just about everything is a keeper. Tank is now up to 4 keepers, and John Lipari put 3 in the cooler on this drift. The key is keeping it simple here. This isn’t the jigging grounds. Just sinker up and put on a big bait. Get it done!!
Much like yesterday we are scaping away with each drift, and they have added up for some. Tank is on the cusp of limiting and there are a couple of people with 3 in their coolers. It is starting to get a little fast now, but you just have to adapt. Put the big sinker on and hold your ground.
We got the two drifts out of this and the third one was just too fast. The secondary current came on and was just too fast combined with the wind. We are going to make the next one in some holes to our southwest. We will see what swims.
I said at the start of the day that we would only get a couple of drifts in where the fish are, and that was all we got. Luckily they added up for quite a few people early on. Tank caught 4 of his 5 keepers there and Don Freeman caught 4 in the channel. There were several people who pulled up 3 keepers in the first two drifts. The ratio between the shorts and keepers was extremely high in the channel, however, we found that not to be the case everywhere else we tried. Tomorrow looks to be a great day weatherwise, and we will have at least another hour of fishing in the trench. There are some big fish there. We will see if anyone can knock Jeff off the leaderboard on the last day of the month.
Check back tomorrow for more live updates.