It’s always our self we find in the sea.

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.
~e.e. cummings

Great words packed with honesty.

Busy weekend of last. We set out of friday on a day that started at 2 am. We made our way through the inlet at 5 am with hopes of finding BFT. But this was a last minute ride. We knew they are out there but sporadic in their arrival and we were limited for time. Again, it was perfect conditions.

The BFT bite had just started according to reports. Our intention was to just see what was out there. What we found were very hungry and numerous  Bluefish. It seems no matter where we went the blue fish were waiting to ambush the lovely bally. I don’t know about most people but reeling in bluefish after bluefish on the way, way out tuna troll set up is… well tiresome.

We were limited for time and really wanted to find some flounder on the way back so we changed gear and tactics.

It was a stunner on the water once again. Lake like. It has also come alive. Under a buoy, we got as close as possible to see what looked like little trigger fished stacked up under the shadow of protection.  Turtles surfacing with fish following under neath, and of course playful dolphin. The temp is rising and as it does each new species appears.

The flounder bite is also just starting. It’s been a slow start but we managed a few keepers on the way back . Ending our day about 8pm.

If your into Bluefish you could have had your monster share. They are out there this year with a vengeance!