We fished today with Alan, Aaron and Steve. This was a first-time trip for this group and it turned out to be a great day.
We had the pleasure of again sailing with Steve Armstrong and his daughters Melanie and Emily this weekend. Like many others, we left the dock in pea soup fog on Saturday morning. Making the ride out of the inlet and down the beach even more interesting were all of the boats fishing the SIYC tourney, none of whom, unfortunately, had the shot gun blast off they were likely hoping for, given that you couldn't see 100 yards out. It was a crowded ocean, at least until the offshore boats steamed past the lighthouse.
We fished around the Elbow throughout the morning, struggling a little with the bass. It took us a little longer than I would have preferred, but after a solid effort, we managed to get some fish in the box. We had a few shorts mixed in and even the keepers weren't slobs, but the group still had a catch to go home with. After we picked up our striped bass, we ran to the south side for some sea bass. We made a few drifts and were fortunate to scoop up some additional fish for the box. By the end of the trip, the fog had finally started to burn off and we had an easy ride back to the dock.
We've fished with Steve, Melanie and Emily in the past and I won't say this was our best trip with them. Last year, we had a few cows in the cockpit pretty quickly. This year, it took a little time...and they weren't cows! However, Steve and his daughters are a great group and (Capt) Steve and I had a ball fishing with them. LOTS OF LAUGHS. We look forward to getting out again with them next summer. Please take a look at our gallery for some pics from this trip.