First of all, “Welcome to the Dark Side.” While, in the beginning, you will find yourself well outside of your normal comfort zone, if you stick with it, the reward will be catching large fish in relative solitude. Fishing at night is not the only way to catch large striped bass, but if you are
Fly Fishing Is Not Just for Schoolies
In 1999, Frank Daignault’s book The Trophy Striper was released. Chapter five is on fly fishing and to quote Frank, “a myth I should dispel is that fly fishing is light tackle, that it is schoolie fishing.” Twenty years later, this myth is still alive and well, and I have found that most fly rodders
Surf-Casting vs. Fly Fishing: Who Is Doing Better?
I have had a lot of guys tell me that fly fishermen usually out-fish spinning guys, and I can tell you that on schoolies, and when fish are keyed in on small bait, this may be the case. But, at night, when chasing 30″+ fish, the spinning guys have the advantage. So, I am doing
The Baffling Stripers
I am totally baffled by the fishing this year. Based on last year’s abundance of smaller fish 16″ to 18” long, and a lot of fish in the 23″ to 27” range, I expected all of these fish to be about three to four inches longer this year and to show up in force. Instead,