First major storm of the late summer/fall?
by, 08-22-2011 at 10:35 PM (190 Views)
Looks like we're going to see at least a nor'easter and possibly a tropical storm or hurricane this weekend.
These late summer/early fall storms generally get the stripers and blues chewing in my experience. I personally like the front end of a storm, before the water gets too dirty. Right on the front edge of the storm, before it really gets cranking.
I've read folks write before of great bites on clams on the sand beaches after a big blow, but I've found where i fish more often the water is so dirty and weedy that its very difficult to fish. Other places must be different. It usually takes some clearing wind to clean up the water enough for me to find fish again. I mostly fish east facing shoreline.
While the fishing can be ridiculously good, its also a dangerous time to fish. If this does pan out, please think about where you are going to fish, your equipment (particularly safety equipment) and don't fish alone.
Your tackle has been working hard for you all spring and summer now- probably a good time to check your line, hit the moving parts of the reel with some oil, check your plugs and hooks. A hot bite when the weather is foul is no place to have equipment problems.