Monthly Archives: May 2011
When you’re already chomping at the bit to go striper fishing it’s tough to get one of these messages:
The worm hatch does exist. I just broke a fish clean off on 12 lb… Kyle
Unfortunately I didn’t make it down in time to experience the cinder worms, but when I heard the recap from Kyle it sounded like an exciting, but short event. In anticipation of the next evening he tied up some more flies before calling it a night. The pattern was very simple, but looked sexy. Basically it was a hackle-less bugger with a few wraps of peacock herl for the head.
After a couple hours of sleep we headed back to the pond to catch the outgoing tide. We picked up a few schoolies blind casting into the main channel, but it wasn’t very consistent. The original plan was to hit the surrounding flats as the tide turned and began to flood, but we had strong winds in our face and overcast skies. After struggling to see fish in flats with these conditions we decided to stick to blind casting in the channels since it worked earlier. It started to get frustrating when we weren’t getting any takes in the channels either and the feeling that things were not going to go our way started to sink in.
Late afternoon came and still nothing since the morning “bite”. We talked with some others who were having the same results. Finally the call was made to head home and not wait for the worms to [possibly] show up. It was a tough day, but I honestly enjoyed being back in the salt and casting to stripers. I even got a little striper thumb…
one of the schoolies from the morning