Tyler ,Zeke and Alan got out for a couple hours this afternoon when the wind layed casting 1oz jig heads with 5" die dapper paddle tails ( opening night ) and the new Berkeley braid , found fish under some birds and around deep structure in the upper Tangier Sound
Water has cooled down to the mid 50’s , however the rock bite persists. We found fish today on deeper structure and in creeks. We even found some stacked in creek deep spots thick enough to jig crippled herring style lures ( jig fish) with great success. The best action was during the strength of the ebb tide. We also had the opportunity to try a new braid by Berkley. Still too early to tell but so far castability and knot strength are very impressive! These cold temperatures are also jump starting the whitetail rut. So many things for ES sportsman to do and so little time!
The casting action still is in full force as the water temperature in the sound has crept back up into the low to mid 60’s. I know I sound like a broken record but assassin and DOA paddle tails did it again for us. We’ve been continuing to couple them with 3/8 oz H&H pro- cocahoe jig heads. We filled up on rock but our buddy Benelli Joe found a nice spec yesterday that was still roaming the waters of the Tangier sound. It’s supposed to cool of a bunch this weekend so these late shallow water blessings won’t be around for long so get out and enjoy this awesome place!