The skies started to clear and we made our move. The weather, once again, decided to screw with us. two small cells expanded in size and the converged right over where we wanted to be. We turned around and ran away. Big weather is not to be messed with on the sound.
With the danger past we were left to search. And search. And search. We found a few stripers but they weren't concentrated. Then, in 24 feet of water around some islands, we saw birds. Then boils. Then a fish boiled on my fly. Then we started hooking up.
What these fish were eating was pretty unclear. All three of use were fishing different presentations. I had on a large Gamechanger, Mark a Gurgler, and Myron a small squid.
We were on those fish for a good little while. They quit boiling when the tide slacked and the sun came out and stayed out, which was also conveniently timed right when we wanted to quit anyway.
My striper spring was pretty mediocre. Summer so far, equivalent. Today was the first day I caught more than 7 stripers in the sound this year... that's a little startling. I'm hopeful for a good late summer and fall. But it is abundantly clear that I need to put some more time in. I'm blessed to have a number of good friends like Mark that are nice enough to invite me out on their boats, a serious advantage, especially now. But I need to up my surf game too if I want to catch a really big bass this year. After today, I think fishing the Game Changer really will be a game changer. I was impressed with the action I could squeeze out of that fly when I tested it last week, and it's effectiveness showed today it both numbers of fish deceived and hooking percentage. I like that fly.