Friday, December 31, 2010

cold stripers

"Way cool! Thanks for pulling that off. Gary is a great guy 2 fish with too. Have a great New Year!" Jeff

Prior to Christmas, the striper bite on the Trent was really good, with catches of 20-30 stripers in a half day, many of them in the slot, approaching 10 pounds. Then the slowed them down, but fishing is still decent. We caught a few yesterday, as did Capt. Greg, but Capt. Gary showed us how it was done, landing close to 20 with his half day trip.

The snow did no favors for the specks, lots of reports of dead trout in most creeks of the Neuse and Pamlico.

The cold and snow is pushing down some big stripers, I'm heading out to Cape Lookout Shoals in a couple hours to check it out. There are good numbers of big ocean stripers as far south as Hatteras.

At the least, we should get into the pups at the rock jetty. Will let you know.

Tomorrow the forecast is to warm up, for me anyway, got a short trip planned to Costa Rica.