is the forecast for today. Temperatures are rising, but the water is still more than a few degrees short of the spring run (51 degrees at Sandy Hook, NJ—in the 40s still everywhere else it seems). The season is set to open in a week, and the above photo was a gift (along with this awesome Corbina Patrol long-sleeve shirt) from our West Coast buddy Al Quattrocchi and it’s of a Camp Hero (Montauk) blitz. Man does that get the blood moving. I’m asking Al to do a West Coast scene report in the meantime as he’s a big time fly fisherman out there and recently sent me a great shot of a friend of his with a Westside striper caught from the surf on the fly. Looking good—check out Al’s own blog here.
Time to sharpen the hooks, respool the reels, re-up on new plugs, and start scouting the waters. Get on out there!