I had a few hours to kill last night so headed to the boat. Hit the Fire Island inlet around 3:30pm. Beautiful conditions, slightly overcast, light east wind blowing against the flooding tide.

Hit some rips inside the inlet with Danny plugs but was only able to raise a single fish that took a swipe and missed. Moved toward the mouth of the inlet on the bar off Democrat Pt and found schools of sand-eels blotting out the screen on the fish-finder. Occasionally there was a shower of bait as bass chased them to the surface. I picked two fish on plugs that were in the 10-12lb class. Switched over to Bass Assassins and had two more in the same range come aboard. With all the activity on the recorder I was hoping for a hotter bite but that’s how it goes sometimes.

As it got dark the little action there was faded off and I waited out the slack. As the ebb started moving live eels went into play but sorry to say there was nothing happening on them during the first 2 hours of the current.

East wind started honking pretty good so I headed back across a sloppy Great South Bay. Not a bad night action-wise for a quick trip.

The bass that have been way east of Fire Island are finally beginning to work their way west and we should be getting a good shot at them by the weekend. I’ll be there when they do 🙂

Tight Lines….
Capt Paul