Rob and I headed for the island around 7 looking for some morning top water, never happened, not a single splash. Graphed around there for a while only picking up a couple sandbass. Went to a spot we caught striper at last time, nada. Decided to head for the Towash area and on the way spotted a boat show just North of Harbor Master. Large schools of sandbass were bustin top in 60 fow. Caught them with top water and slabs. After they went down and the other boats vanished we hung around and found them stacked thick from 10-50 fow (see pic below). Most were in the 20-30 ft range so we dropped slabs down to them and caught suspended sb and striper for about an hour. When that died down we decided to try Towash, we washed out there. Rob got out the binocs and found egrets working the bluffs along State Park.
WOW, acres of fish on top. Look at that graph of sanbass with stripers below (see last pic). We caught fish after fish of big striper and sandbass. Biggest striper was 28" and 10.1 lbs. This lasted for a couple of hours and no other boats around, how lucky are we? Rob was bleeding from a cut, I had a hook in my arm pass the barb, Rob lost a rod and reel, I had a huge backlash, it was hot hot hot, etc. BUT WHO CARES, we were having the time of our lives. Ended the day with 106 on the clicker mostly stripers.
Graph at Harbor Master
Big striper of the day at State Park
Graph at State Park