-- Block Island
|Cast a Fly Charters fly skipper, Capt. Ray Stachelek reports,
Narragansett Bay has pods of harbor bluefish breaking the surface during morning hours. Most of the action is in open water. Look around the west side of the islands.
The improved weather has moved striper fishing into the summer mode. Stripers have really slowed down in the upper reaches of the bay. Water temps are near 68 degrees. Look south off Jamestown casting toward the rocky shores. Surface poppers should work on calmer water.
Want stripers? Need to get out on the ocean. The good news is the bite at Block Island remains fairly consistent. We had a good morning trip with Joe Herbert on Monday. Nothing spectacular as far as surface blitzes or larger fish, but the action was evenly spaced throughout the morning. That keeps your attention span! We were still catching stripers till eleven o’clock as we headed to the ramp. Look for them in 15-25 feet of water lying on the bottom. A full sinking fly line helps. Casting up-current and mending the line gets you in the zone. Olive sand eels patterns work best. Most of the stripers were on the 6-9 lb. range. Great to catch on a fly!
Do you recognize this GQ man? That’s Joe Herbert in his new suave physic.
We both laugh about trading in our gourmet muffins for Kashia Bars each trip.
Hah! …. To be healthy!