Well ladies and gents, things have really started popping off the last week. I managed some quality bass in my local haunts on topwater, got in on some epic albie feeds, and also did a bang up job on the ‘tog and Black Sea Bass. It seems as though the fishing is really hinging on air temperatures. Cold nights, good morning of fishing. Moderate night, not so great fishing. As much as I am loving this unseasonably sunmerlike fall weather, I’m really looking forward to more chilly nights. We are starting to see some daily surface blitzes right in the river, around sunset and sunrise. I believe all the forage that spends the summer in the rivers are moving out, which is also accelerated during colder temps. I know the guys to the east in Connecticut are doing even better on the bass and blues, and I’m hoping they are releasing the fish pointing towards New York City.
On the albie front, it seems as though the windier days are making the hardtails more ballsy and aggressive. Generally speaking, they are getting more picky as the season goes on, or so I’m told. We should have maybe another week or two of these frustrating little football fish.