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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We made it!  The dog days of summer are a thing of the past as September has arrived.
  Currently we are in the middle of the 6th heat wave of  the hottest summers on record; however big changes are on the way.  Currently, Hurricane Earl, a very intense category 4 storm is brewing to our south.  The forecasts That have been projected show we are not going to take this one on the chin, but the effects of rain and high winds will be noticed through the area.  In the aftermath of Earl you can expect to see some cooler weather in the 70's move in.  
    As it stands right now, Water temps in Western Long Island Sound are in the mid to upper 70's.  To my surprise, the fishing is not bad.  The morning hours happen to be giving up some amazing top water displays.  During the last trip we watched bass single out a bunker, and slowly take it apart.  It is such a treat to watch the everyday life and death struggle take place 30 feet from my boat, in 4 feet of water!  Yes, of course we made several casts with plugs, flies, and rubber baits only to be denied.   We did manage a few nice bass on plugs, but the fish are keyed in on bunker and snapper blues.   The bait situation is good to excellent.  Bunker, snapper blues, silver sides, and bay anchovies are all available.  My prediction is for the fishing to really get hot and heavy once the water temps cool off back down into the low 70 and upper 60's. 

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