Tom, Mary, Sarah, and Joe had a great time today catching some early morning stripers on topwater and then moving on to some flounder, puppy drum and smaller stripers as the morning progressed. With the water temperatures climbing into the low 80′s the striper bite has slowed significantly. We are still able to draw a few strikes on top in the early morning but the bite is nothing like it was back in late May and earlier this month. With that being the case, it’s time to focus more on our summer species. The flounder as well as small 10-12 inch puppy drum seem to be abundant in the river this summer. There is still some consistent spec fishing further downriver in the saltier water. A few tarpons (“poons”) are now showing up in their typical locations in the river. I’m really looking forward to spending some time soaking some baits and hoping for a big bite out of one of them. Let’s hope it’s a good tarpon season!