As we pass one more Thanksgiving, we are thankful for another great year of fishing and making memories for our guests. As we move into late November and early Dec, the time between the holidays can be one of the best times of the year for speckled trout and striper fishing. The specs are in the creeks and water temperature is in the mid to high 50’s right now, which is typical for mid fall. Suspending hard baits are probably the most effective lures for the specs right now; however, as long as temperatures remain mild and in the 50’s, popping corks and soft plastics will also be effective. We’ve started to see some decent striper fishing, which typically occurs in November as the waters cool. We’ve seen some fish schooled-up in open water around bait concentrations and sometimes with birds on them. Some fish have started to push up into the flowing portion of the rivers above town, and that bite will just continue to develop as we move into early winter.

I still have a few open days in Dec. (Dec. 12, 15, 19-23, 27-28, 30. My winter schedule is still fairly wide open but it will fill in as the bite gets going. If you want to get on the water any other time, Capt. Hurley has open dates that I don’t have. Either way, we can get you on the water.

Don’t forget about our gift certificates as a holiday gift for the fisher person in your family. They make excellent gifts, and we sell quite a few this item of year. Those are available on my website’s homepage. Just use the PayPal link and I’ll email you a PDF copy of the certificate so you can print it out and present to the recipient.