6/6/11 — Stripers Jumping in the Boat!!!!

I’m just kidding, it wasn’t that easy but I don’t know how else to get the point across. The fishing is HOT!

We had an 8 hour bass trip in the morning on Monday and got off to a quick start.

We pulled up to a pod and had two bunker snagged before the boat stopped moving. Both bunker were eaten before the boat stopped moving.

We’d pull fish off a pod of bunker until someone racing in pushed them down. I don’t have a lot of patience for that so I usually move on pretty quickly. I really don’t understand what is so hard about idling in from a couple hundred yards away or idling back up around the school to make another drift. But I digress..

Back to the hot bite.

We ended up the day with 20 bass and pulled off or missed just as many. After we had kept what the guys wanted to eat we went to circles hooks.

I think alot of us spent more time watching whales picking off bunker at that point than focusing on fishing..

As we backed into the slip to end the day we had someone waiting at the dock to see how our day went. Well, they ended up booking the afternoon on the spot.

6/6 PM Trip
Headed back out with a party of 6, all relatives staying on LBI for a family reunion and had some youngsters on the boat.

We got into the fish right away and the kids fought the fish like seasoned pros.

The kids got to see their first dolphins and whales in person and all fought their biggest bass ever. One of the kids suggested we submit video of the action to ESPN Outdoors. And don’t think it was a crazy idea… The fishing was that good.