Quick Report: Schoolies in Plymouth, expecting keepers this weekend

Here’s a Friday quickie, which you know means I caught some fish last night.

I took the skiff to the boat, battling raging seas in the harbor (just kidding, although I did get splashed a few times) and headed out of the harbor at close-to high tide.

The bay was a mess with chop and white caps. Some terns flew ahead by Bug Light, and dove a few times, but we weren’t marking any fish.

After cruising the Bay, we spotted a large mass of birds working closer to shore. As we got closer, it was apparent there were stripers feeding. You could hear the tails slapping the water.

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We threw 1-oz swimbaits into the mix and I immediately hooked up–the first fish of the year for the Mal de Mer. This spunky 22″ striper ended up being the biggest of the night.

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But that was okay. We caught as many micros as we wanted, and headed in as the sun went behind Cordage.

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It’s good to be back chasing schoolies in Plymouth again. Back at it at dawn tomorrow.

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