The Blues Are Biting But It is Random
This time last year we were slamming bluefish like it was going out of style. This year has been much different thanks to water temperatures. As soon as it looks like we are going to warm up mother nature takes a turn and cools down again. The fog that moved in last night really put a damper on the temperature. We figured last weekend the blues would come hot during the Chillaware Island Spring Surf Fishing Tournament. They didn’t.
This weekend we have another heat wave warm up with summer like temperatures so maybe the beaches will see more action. There has been some great fishing if you put in the time, and zero competition on the weekdays. That is really the best time to fish. If you don’t have a lot of lines in the water the fish have few options for biting a bait.
This week the beaches have been vacant. We are literally the only ones out on the beach aside from the occasional angler that droops by and sets up for a few hours and that is rare. This will change as the summer season kicks in to full gear, but even in the dead of summer the weekdays are the best days.
The cape Henlopen pier flats has seen the best bluefish action. The best way to get in on that is be there when it happens on the incoming tides or wait for Lighthouse View Bait and Tackle to post it on Facebook. If you are a report chaser they have the best ones as far as facebook pages for bait shops. Very accurate and honest reports and after all they are right at the pier in the thick of the action. Other shops have to rely on their customers for reports or the people running their pages. That is the least accurate info you are going to get, most anglers don’t tell exact locations,and people who run pages for shops that don’t fish have to rely on third hand info. That is why 3Rs is such a popular beach, everyone says they were on 3Rs.