Went out Sunday morning for first light to find some Stripers in Rhode Island. I heard bunker splashing around when I got there, but nothing seemed to be chasing them. Then, once the sun came up around 5:30am, I caught my first schoolie. It was in the low 20inch range.
About a half hour later I was slammed by a much bigger fish. This thing hit my bucktail hard and was taking out line! After a nice fight and safe landing, I confirmed she was a keeper – right in the 28-30inch range with a fat stomach.
I stuck around for another half hour or so and landed one more schoolie that was not picture-worthy.
On my way home I stopped to see if I can find some fluke from shore, but after an hour I decided they just weren’t there.
Later that afternoon, I headed up to the wood-river to go kayaking with my girlfriend. There were trout jumping everywhere. Luckily I brought my pole and landed a nice rainbow that put up more of a fight than the 2 schoolies in the morning.
All in all, a great early June day of fishing in Rhode Island. Gotta love New England where we have both fresh and saltwater at our fingertips.