***September Playmate of the Month is here**** When this one says no, don’t push the issue.
*** Real time fishing report/video–fishing’s good right now ***
*** Looking for a September 2014 fishing forecast? Check out my Fishing in September 2013 post. Things really don’t change much from year to year . The events I tell about will occur and may happen a little sooner or later than stated, but rest assured they will take place.!
I recently found two video clips that I took a few years ago. I figured how to get them online for people to see. One is of a September Blitz that should get your juices flowing.and the other is a fly tying video I made of Tying a Simple Bay Anchovy pattern(Raychovy?) that works. Might be useful as Bay Anchovies are a primary forage for Bass, Blues and Albies in September. Let me know what you think as I’m considering doing a Ray’s Fly & Yellow Rebel Videos if people find the Raychovy one useful. Tying the Ray’s Fly would be two parts mainly because of video time restrictions. First one on hook, color and material selection, showing what’s available and what I look for. The second would be on actually tying the Ray’s Fly with bits of useful info and observations included.
Today- Wednesday.. September 17, 2014–> It’s clear and 49°F at the backyard bird bath this morning . I did manage to go down to the shore mid-afternoon yesterday. When I sarrived “Al the Guide” was wrapping it up for the day.
He had landed several Albies and dropped several more. Beside a photo of one of the Albies he also snapped a pic of what the Albies were eating.
Al will be at them again today. While Al’s chasing Albies, I’ll be heading to Maine for the closing on a small cabin set in 4 acres of woods. With that in mind here’s a report of what I saw and learned today. Albies and Bluefish are at the East & West walls of Pt. Judith. They’re feeding on large schools of Bay Anchovies ranging from 2 1/4″ to 3 3/4″ in size.. There’s Finger Mullet along the Narragansett Town Beach from the wall down to the second pavillion. There’s plenty of action along the coast and it should heat up even more in the next week. The bait should move on the next moon.
Tuesday.. September 15, 2014–> It’s cloudy and 46°F at the backyard bird bath this morning . Showers are forecast for today and fair weather for the remainder of the week. Yesterdays near flat surf is forecast to increase throughout today and heighten to 4-5 ft. for Wednesday then slowly subsiding. ..” “Al the Guide”reports constant and brief Albie sorties at the West wall in Jerusalem RI. less frequent sightings at the east wall at Pt Judith., Stripers have been showing along the Charlestown Breach way area. I’m thinking of trying for stripers around noon time today but not at Charlestown but rather the Narragansett Rocks……….. we’ll see!
Friday.. September 12, 2014–> It’s calm, clear and 56°F at the backyard bird bath this morning . Fair weather is forecast for today and much of the upcoming weekend..” Al the Guide” is giving the rivers in western Massachusetts and the Farmington R. in CT a break He tells of False Albacore raiding the East and West walls at Pt. Judith in Narragansett, RI, for much of this week. While Al’s been chasing Albies I’ve been preparing for my son’s wedding tomorrow. Maybe I’ll get out next week for a change. .
Saturday.. September 6, 2014–> It’s overcast, very humid, and 76°F at the freshly filled backyard bird bath this morning . T-storms are forecast for later today as a cold front approaches. Fair weather is forecast for tomorrow and for the first half of next. week. I just returned from central Maine after spending several days looking at several camps for sale. While I was gone ” Al the Guide” continued to explore rivers in western Massachusetts and the Farmington R. in CT. He tells of good fishing while learning new areas. September is my favorite time of year for fishing. It brings pleasant weather as both baitfish and Bass, Bluefish along with Albies assemble in preparation for their upcoming migration. Historical data shows that water temps begin to decline around Sept 15th and will continue drop until mid-March. is it just coincidence that long-standing month-long Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish tourney begins on Sept 15th? Prime time is only a week away (15 Sept to 15 Oct) and is what I consider a month of the best saltwater fishing of the year here in R.I.