Use Sinking Fly-Line (stripers, bluefish, white perch)
Short Striping the Fly - Cast the fly and count it down to the desired depth. The rod tip should be parallel and very close to the water surface during the retrieve. Start stripping swiftly in no more than 2' increments at a swift speed. Repeat this until you catch a fish or the fly is back at the boat.
Jigging plastic baits on weighted jigheads from 1/2 to 1 ounce are very productive in the Middle Bay. Jigging spoons aren't doing so well at this time.
Topwater catching has started in the tributaries mostly just before the sun rises or sets. There are still plenty of bluefish, white perch, and striped bass taking flies.
The bluefish and striped bass were blitzing this past week around Poplar Island. The bluefish ranged to 5 pounds and put up a good fight on a fly rod. The water is starting to cool down and the bait should starting to show up in the tributaries. It won't be long before the fall run of stripers (ocean stock) show up chasing menhaden. They are larger than the summer (resident) stripers.
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