I long for the days of this past February when the days were averaging 80deg or better with record warmth and are water temps rising upwards daily into the mid 60’s. Well, that’s all gone out the window. Freaking cold fronts and weekly nor’easters have left our waters at barely 60deg nearing the end of this month and that does not help the state of our fishing. Instead of baitfish, gamefish arriving early, we seem to be back to square one. There are a few Dogfish(alias gummy sharks) and a few miscellaneous junk fish to pull up just off our beach, but fishing in general is woefully slow. The first influx of Sharks and Bull reds have yet to make their way into our area waters, and while that should happen very soon, it ain’t happening today. There you have it,, the not so good, the bad and the ugly.
It’s cold, windy, rainy, and other than the rain, a carbon copy of what nearly every day has been like this month. I long for the weather we had back in early February when we were experiencing daily records of all time high temps in the 80’s and the water temps were rising nearly a degree a day. Our water temps at the start of the month were nearing the mid 60’s, and the anticipation of early arriving fish and Sharks were just weeks away which is weeks earlier than normal. Well that’s out the window. With water temps barely reaching 60deg, the bite is woefully slow with just a few dogfish(aka gummy sharks) and some miscellaneous junk fish for the taking. There have been very few Trout and small Reds caught in the backwater and the reward for them has hardly been worth the time and effort. Especially compared to the backwater fishery during the Autumn months. With some consistent warm weather, we should see the arrival of some large Bull Reds into our nearshore waters as well as the first few species of Sharks and a few other species. It ain’t gonna be today though, and all we can hope is that it happens sooner than later. Two tears in the bucket,, #it!
The weather in these parts has been crazy since the start of the year. Record lows and record snowfall to start things off followed by record highs and the warmest February on record. While the Azaleas may be in full bloom a month ahead of schedule, back to back nor’easters have cooled the water temps back into the high 50’s and has kept the baitfish,aka food source, form arriving in our area waters. With warmer waters comes bait, and on the heels of them, Sharks and assorted gamefish. While we are playing the waiting game, we will be keeping our fingers crossed and hopefully giving you a optimistic report sooner than later.
Crazy weather in these parts over the past couple of months. Snow and record cold temps followed by record warmth has made our area waters fluctuate from the very low 40’s to the low 60’s. Unfortunately, back to back northeasterners have lowered our water temps back into the upper 50’s and will most likely prevent the baitfish,aka food source, from arriving for another few weeks. When the bait arrives, an assortment of Sharks and gamefish will be hot on their heels and we will proceed to bend the rods throughout the year. Let the waiting game begin. Will keep you posted while keeping fingers crossed.
Its been an interesting swing of weather this year. Record colds that have plummeted water temps into the low 40’s followed by record warmth that has skyrocketed water temps well past what they normally should be. But with the back to back north-east storms, the water has cooled again back into the upper 50’s and will most likely delay the arrival of baitfish until later in the month. With the arrival of a food source comes a variety of Sharks and gamefish that will keep us entertained throughout the year. Its basically a waiting game until then. There have been some baitfish seen and netted, but the bite remains woefully slow to non-existent. Warm weather will be crucial to our success and we will be keeping you posted and my fingers crossed.