Josenhans Fly Fishing ~ Flats Hot and Cold…

14 04 2013

IMG_2243My first two weeks at the flats have been a series of peaks and valleys. The first day I was greeted by an arctic blast that lasted two days, with few fish being caught. After the winds died the herring arrived, with thousands of hungry stripers right on their heels. Four days of unbelievably good fishing followed, with several rockfish topping the 40-inch mark. Well, the herring pushed right on through, making their way upstream, and dragging the rockfish with them. Many are reportedly above the legal catch & release line. The result has been sporadic action with a few bigger males who elected to stay behind. While catches have slowed, we’re all waiting for the next wave, and oftentimes that first push of a fresh school provides some of the largest fish and fastest action. Such is the way of the flats. After a day off today, tomorrow I’ll be looking for better action from some new arrivals, as there have been signs the past two days of good things to come. Meanwhile, here are a few photographs from some of the “peaks.” 

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Jason with a fat Susky rock

 

Justin was on fire with the bigger fish

Justin was on fire with the bigger fish

 

Another 30 plus

Another 30 plus

 

Rock were eating the gelcoat off the hull tonight

Rock were eating the gelcoat off the hull tonight

 

Jason adds an over 30

Jason adds an over 30

 

Justin at sunset

Justin at sunset

 

Jason with another hard-fighting rock

Jason with another hard-fighting rock

 

Scott's fly caught striper on a very breezy morning

Scott’s fly caught striper on a very breezy morning

 

John with his first of the day

John with his first of the day

 

Jay bested this rock on a 9 wt.

Jay bested this rock on a 9 wt.

 

John was tops on fly for the week at 31"

John was tops on fly for the week at 31″

 

Lucia had the hot hand with Chesapeake Women Anglers

Lucia had the hot hand with Chesapeake Women Anglers

 

LaJan of CWA with a big striper

LaJan of CWA with a big striper

 

Dianne with another for CWA

Dianne with another for CWA

 

Lucia with a fat rock

Lucia with a fat rock

 

LaJan adds another where double hookups were the norm

LaJan adds another where double hookups were the norm

Lucia shows off her 40 inch striper

Lucia shows off her 40 inch striper

 


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