Hit the water with Shane, Adam, Bust’em Billy, and Wayne recently and we searched structure in the channels of the Chesapeake Bay. We found water temps between 47 and 50 degrees. All of our fish were caught in the 50 degree water and that is where we found a lot of gannets also. Wayne hooked a fish of a lifetime. He fought his fish for a long time and when he managed to get the fish to the side of the boat, his barbless hook allowed the fish to easily shake the hook. Blue and purple were the magic colors for this trip and for some reason you needed these colors in your G-Eye Jig or your Bust’em Bait to get bit. It was a great day with some good friends….
The Chesapeake Bay surface temperature is in the mid 40’s now and spring is on its way. Steve and Scott ran out with me to the local warm water discharge for some early morning action. We used 1 oz., 1 1/2 oz., and 2 oz. G-Eye Jigs. The Black Betty and Go2 color patterns worked best on this day. After the morning bite was over we ran out to the channel and we located fish in 60’ of water but no takers. Didn’t see much bait in the area which surprised me a little bit. This tells me that we have a little ways to go before the pre-spawn fish will start staging in open water.
The fishing expo season is winding down and I will be able to finalize and start posting some more videos that I’ve been working on. And of course, hit the water more often for some light tackle action.
See you out there and tight lines, LJ