Friday, February 15, 2013
Winter barred surfperch and a Newport dredge...
Went fishing on Sunday and twice during the week. Had a good look at a few spots with one near the rocks and the other on the open beach. This time of year is always a good time to try to concentrate on fishing near rocks and other forms of structure.
Fish find a good place to hide and forage for bait near the rocks. Rocks also keep them protected from the winter elements. Rip currents on the open beach can also be a good place to find large perch in the winter. My best luck this week was fishing along the edges of rip currents.
Many of these rips appear suddenly and then move down the beach and dissipate. It was a job finding them and keeping up with their movement. At one point I realized that each time I hooked a fish in the rip current, by the time I had landed him the current would be gone.
A few walleye were biting too on the grubs.