i went out on a solo mission tonight, just a quickie to try out the new rod with the VS. i have to say i’m mostly pretty impressed so far, but not so sure it’ll be good for pencil poppers. it was a pretty quiet night, unexpectedly. it was a full moon tonight and the autumn equinox; i’m not sure what those two do to fish, if anything, but the current in the river was high and running fast. not much was happening on the surface and i only had a little bit of time before the end of the tide. i caught one small bass, about 18″, on an A-Salt bomber, and that was about it for that spot. i moved spots and started getting hits on a bucktail before pulling out this bluefish in deeper water. Great fight, but not quite what I’m looking for. Where are the big bass? This one was about 29″ and fought like a pit bull. Oh well, can’t complain about that too much… with all these bluefish i’ve been catching i need to build a smoker! But bring on the bass already!
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