Just returned from a week on my favorite island, and I’m pleased to report that after three sub-standard years, the Block is back! The traditional Block Island Diary will of course be written, but until then here’s a snapshot of the action:
Seven nights (even Friday as Arthur scurried away)
One skunking (thanks, Arthur!)
One broken rod tip (stupid human error)
Two one-bass nights (one of the fish a 15-20 pounder)
Two under-a-dozen-bass nights
Two off-the-charts-dozens-of-bass nights.
Sand eels were the predominant bait, about 2-3″ long, and very fragile. Biolume in the water, which was 63 degrees. New moon to Q1. Fished both incoming and outgoing tides. Fished open ocean and the pond. Fished some new secret spots. Had more water to myself than I’ve ever experienced. A most excellent week.
The Yellow Kittens, Old Glory, and a Fourth of July rainbow.