Schoolie Fishing Heats Up in the Bay

My brother and I got out late last week in the upper Bay, as we took the boat out on its first voyage of 2012. Yes, we found good numbers of schoolies. Together we landed about fifteen fish, all new ones I suspect judging by their small size and bright colors.

The hot ticket was Zoom flukes mounted on small jigheads and fished with light gear. The fish tended to be bunched up. If you found one, you caught several. I’ve heard rumors of fish around in the Bay for the last week, but these are the first I have actually seen and caught. This is the earliest I have ever caught migrating stripers in the upper Bay. It’s starting here, too!