5 Different Species Caught on Fly & Light Tackle Equipment

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    Capt. Tom Hughes

    We originally planned to fish topwater flies and lures in the Upper Chesapeake Bay on blitzing stripers. After checking the current speed prior to the trip, it was changed to fish the Middle Chesapeake Bay. Knowing the current speed at the locations you plan to fish, and making adjustments, can make a trip productive…and this one was that and more.

    Our first location was the mouth of Eastern Bay. Normally there will be some fair to nice striped bass busting early in the morning there, but not today. So we headed south to deeper water on the southwest end of Poplar Island, again no breakers.

    We moved over to the western shore between West and South Rivers. Still no breaking fish and only bait fish showing on the fishfinder. We were heading north for 3 miles and I stopped the boat and picked up the binoculars for a look see. Oh yeah! There they were blitzing 5 miles away. The fly and light tackle catching started once we were on them and went on strong for about an hour before we left the water.

    Dori & Chris Villator Sr. with
    Chris Villator Jr. and wife Vicky
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    The ladies were jigging a one ounce Specialized Bait Li’l Bunker Spoons, one gold, and one in chartreuse. Both rigs had a chartreuse and white 3″clouser teaser fly tied 18″ up the line for the spoon. On one drift Dori’s rod bent under the boat as the drag was singing. I’m thinking it has to be a big bluefish by the speed the line was coming off the reel. Nope…it was a 25″ spanish mackerel that took the fly. There were a countless number of fish caught this trip including; spanish mackerel, keeper size striper, bluefish, white perch, and a couple of weakfish. Thanks Dori, Chris Sr., Vicky, and Chris Jr., for an unforgettable day of fishing.

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