Friday, August 19, 2016
My First Blue on the Fly
This morning Mark Steiner and I went to a favorite spot of his where, last night, he had one of the most epic days of salt water fishing of his life. Hoping that the bait would still be around and therefore that the big blues and stripers would be there tearing them up, we got to the beach right at low tide to catch the first few hours of the incoming. There were fish there, but not for long. I got some crazy wakes and blow ups on my fly before I finally stuck a fish. It turned out to be a nice bluefish, fortunately hooked well to keep from biting through my 20 lb mono leader. In that shallow water it fought like a small tarpon, going airborne several times. I was impressed. I can't wait to catch a really big one! Oh, and they are just gorgeous fish!