Yesterday Noah and I had a long and productive multi-species fishing session, totaling about 14 and a half hours. For that amount of time it we didn't catch all that many fish, but we caught enough to keep us occupied and add to our lists. My only new addition to my fly rod life list was my first fish of the day:
|Atlantic silverside, Menidia menidia. Also known as "spearing"|
After fishing a bunch of tidal creeks and marshes we went to a jetty to poke some holes for some rock-loving species. I caught a bunch of bergalls, some tautog, and a sea bass on my 3wt poke-polling with nymphs. That was immensely fun, even though that little small stream setup was useless against any tog over half a pound. It worked fine on the biggest of the bergalls though, which are amazing looking fish.
In the evening we went to find some fluke, but instead we found an EPIC sunset and some stripers feasting on tons of bait in a rip. A pile of little topwater stripers was a fun way to end a long day on the water. I know there will be big bluefish around soon, there already are a few, so the coming few months are going to be mayhem, especially when the albies and larger stripers are rolling back in.