The nor’easter scarred the beaches on the east side of the island but they are recovering already.
The Trustees opened much of East Beach yesterday with Leland’s closed—nothing left, and a section just north of the jetties as well as a stretch from the jetties to Aruda Point also closed.. Doubly good news is that the water is weed free almost everywhere—all the weeds are up on the beaches! The other good news is that the storm woke up the fish, especially the Blues. The entire stretch from the Cape Pogue lighthouse to Wasque is alive with schools of Blues. They aren’t the biggest in the world but they are great fun for all. Wasque yesterday afternoon on the ebb was a sight that most of us haven’t seen for many, many years with a continuous series of half acre size schools of Blues going slowly by with two or three schools in sight at any given time. The sight of that many fish thrashing on the surface was an event the remember. They are feeding on very small bait—about two inches in length.
Needless to say, Roberts are scoring big time.
Aside from the Blues, the Tashmoo channel has been loaded with keeper sized Stripers. Try it just before sunrise for another sight to behold. Don’t have the latest on Bonito or Albies, but with the bait availability, I’m sure we’re going to see great fishing for the near term future with the favorable weather forecast for the next week
. Come on down and enjoy!!