Friday, October 26, 2012

WED, Oct 21, 2012

night bass, about 20"

blue on tube-n-worm (one of 6 landed)

So I went out to the Sedges.  Right away I was getting hits trolling Tube-n-worm to the right of the launch, but decided to head out to snake ditch anyway.  There were two other kayak fishermen leaving.  They were admiring the ocean sun fish. They said that action had been slow.  That didn't bother me.  I've heard that before.  I was planning on fishing at night anyway.
bass on Tube-n-worm

I had plenty of short bass and blues, and essentially left them biting.  The fish were all feeding in the rips at night.  Bluefish feeding at night are funny, because they have terrible night vision, so they basically chomp at anything, and miss their target quite often.

At the end of the night, around ten, I had a pretty massive hook-up, that I was confident was a keeper striped bass.  I gave it a couple of runs, and lost it in a rip because it was under my boat, and my boat had lodged in the bank.  I gave it another half hour after that, then left fairly satisfied.
ocean sunfish (
teasers I tied (mostly now destroyed by bluefish)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oct 17th

Oct. 17th.
The fishing was a little slow.  The water temperature was still around 60, just a bit too warm.  The weather was very pleasant, the wind and current were never a problem.  Steve and I slowly headed out to the buoys from the winter anchorage launch at IBSP.  I trolled tube-n-worm the whole way (about an hour) and couldn't buy a bite.  Steve also had no bites.  When we got to the buoy's we found some bluefish and short bass.  Our original plan was to try to tube-n-worm in the inlet along the rocks.  By the time we made it out there it was dark, and the swells coming in from the ocean were pretty high.  We decided it was safer to head in to snake ditch.  Steve picked up another short bass at the new weakfish spot.  I had a 26 inch striper on a teaser at our usual Snake ditch spot.  The Striper I caught had sea lice on it's tail. By all accounts, this means that it was recently swimming in the ocean, therefore a migratory fish as opposed to being a local resident fish.  

here's a recipe I used:


1 pound of Blue filets - cooked - shredded

1/2 cup of plain bread or cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard

2 eggs beaten
1/4 cup mayo
2 teaspoons of Worcestershire

Mix dry ingredients then add Blue meat and blend gently so as not
to break up meat lumps. Add wet ingredients and stir in gently.
Form into 8 cakes.

Heat 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine in a frying pan and
bring to a sizzle. Add cakes and reduce heat to medium (the butter
or margarine should be bubbling at the base of the cakes). Cook on
one side until golden brown then turn (add another tablespoon of
butter or margarine if necessary). Again cook until golden brown.

Serve with saltines, mustard and ice cold beer or your other
favorite beverage.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Last friday evening (Oct 12, 2012)we made a trip to snake ditch.  Ross, KGB, Steve and I.  We fished late and stayed at the motel.  Our arsenal was immense; sandworms for tube-n-worm, eels, bass assassins, fly-rod, teasers, black name it, we used it.  What was a royal pain in the ass was the wind.  It was up to 16 to 18mph.  We still managed a couple of short bass each and KGB kept about a one pound blue for sandwiches.  I had all of my fish on the tube-n-worm, two bass and one fluke.  Still waiting for the first keeper bass of the season from Snake ditch...

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I've been on tour with my band for a month and that's why there have been no posts, however while I was gone KGB and Steve put some time in to fishing the Sedges.  I got some brief reports on their trips via facebook, and so I will re-post them here.  So this is what KGB reports:

(Probably around Sept 15th)  

"decent size blues, up to 20 in or so. got one bass about 20 in at night on the most ridiculous teaser i ever made... the blue and red one. steve got one fluke. pretty great day. gonna give fluking one more shot next week."

(last week of sept)

" steve went on his own yesterday. got a short fluke, and keeper fluke, short bass and a 20' weak fish. weak fish in the same spot, same time on pink finess... i know what i'm doing next time. def putting some time into weak fishing."

A real report will be up next week about the overnight trip we have planned for this friday........