No Albies No Problem

 | By Seamus on 9/15/2020 11:21:24 PM | Views (25)


Black sea bass saved the day for us
today.  Here are a couple of porkers.

Suddenly, there are no albies to be had.  That coincides with a lack of bait.  It also comes at a time when we are experiencing some very rough and roiled water along the oceanfront.  While the lack of albies does not mean they are gone, it does raise some concern as there has been few or none around in the last few days. Hopefully, they will be back when this roughness clears out.

Today we went out in the boat.  While it was rough, it was all big rollers. We searched a big piece of the oceanfront for albies, stripers or blues. NOTHING.  We didn't see any albies breaking, we saw no bait out front, no birds working and there were no blues or stripers.  It was one of the deadest September days we have ever seen. So, we decided to put plan B into effect.  We started jigging the bottom for black sea bass, and those we found.  We jigged in about 25 feet of water and landed many of them.  While most were undersized, we did manage to land about a half dozen keepers with some chunky ones in the mix.  All were caught vertical jigging Kastmaster XL's, a lure that has been hot for us in Buzzards Bay. It's also real good here.

I should mention that we did find a few stripers at the end of the day in the calmer backwaters.  There was some bait there and quick hitting schoolies were on it. Jumpin' Minnows and other spook type plugs got all of them.

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Catch Information

Species:Black Sea Bass, striper, blues

This Fishing Report was submitted on 9/15/2020 11:21:24 PM by Seamus.


2000 Sailfish Point
Manteo, NC US

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