Finals weeks and the end of the school year wreaked havoc with our fishing plans. It seems that school administrators should take fishing into consideration when setting schedules. But I digress.
There were fewer school-sized fish in the Cousins and Royal this week and we had to work harder for hook-ups, but the increase in size was worth it. The addition of bucktail to slow a jig’s sink-rate seemed to be the key to catching fish as bucktails significantly out-fished jig heads paired with soft baits alone.
There are still plenty of fish out there and large schools of stripers could be found working bait through the pass between Cousins Island and the mainland on a dropping tide. Astronomical tides concentrated the fish even more than usual at low tide.