Well folks, the title pretty much sums it up. From bass, to albies, to blackfish, everything has been excellent. I attribute this to the cold front (nighttime temps early this week in 40s) and new moon approaching. Tuesday morning in particular was just an epic bass morning in the frigid cold. I do not think this is a coincidence, I think the temperature drop brought the water into optimal feeding zone for the bass. They were always there, but this week they got downright aggressive on the topwater lures! When it warmed up mid to later in the week, the jigs came out and got the job done.
On the albie front, there were some pretty epic feeds this week. Acres of bass, blues and albies mixed in, feeding on a TON of small bay anchovies out in the sound. I also think this was due to the cold front, and bait being flushed out into the open water when their internal clock told them it’s time to head south. I have never experienced albie fishing like this, which doesn’t say much, because as my fishing friends know, I have a curse.
Blackfish were chewing pretty well in the shallow water under 20 ft on asian crabs. Tons of missed fish as usual, and about a 20/80 keeper throwback ratio for me, which is pretty good. I’ve heard a lot of not-so-good reports, mostly from guys using asian crabs. I feel as though they like asian crabs early in season, and greens later in season. But I may be crazy.
We have a new moon this weekend, and a beautiful forecast, life is good. I feel like fishing is usually better a few days before and after the new or full moon, but then again, fish don’t have no rules, so get out there and “see who’s home”!