Almost Spring….

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Greetings from Capt. Dave & Baymen Guide Service, Inc.

Here we are in the home stretch, heading right into spring! Awesome, mild winter in Baymen Land and I am not complaining.

Remember last winter? Who could forget. Remember the blizzard a couple years back and we all lost power? The Baymen made a fire and slept in front of it for a week! How about the year it snowed every day and we all ran out of places to put the snow? Remember the big one in Baymen Land in 78′ ? How about the one on March 11, 1888??? You may gather that I stopped believing in Al’ great global warming thing about the time I stopped believing in Santa Claus. Al’s countdown clock has expired, his bank account is bulging, the earth is still here and I’m ready to start striper fishing! How about you?

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The boat will be getting its annual shake-down in a few weeks (weather permitting), the new reels and rods and tackle are getting matched up, spooled up, and rigged out for the arrival of the first striped bass [late April] (remember that one, my fly fishing friend from CA?). I told him “no chance” but he he wanted to go anyway just to get out on the bay. We got into a three acre school of keeper striped bass on the fly, for three solid hours! God heard my prayers and I will never forget that late April 2012 morning on the bay…

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Typically, we try to land our first schoolie of the season by April 15th – and we have done it or some other local angler has, as far back as I can remember. It is usually a little “rat” about 18″ inches or so. Just one fish for the first few weeks. Then two or three until about mid-May. Then – lookout! The blitz can start at any moment and it is game on right into October!

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So, four more weeks of winter and then its over. Ahhhh… Spring! I am looking forward to daffodils, spring peepers, flocks or red-wing blackbirds, dandy lions and the arrival of the first big schools of striped bass in our bay!

Tight Lines, friends. Its going to be a great year!

Sincerely,

Capt. Dave

www.baymencharters.com

*I just had two May dates open up and I have dates available for September and October 2016. We are booking Spring Blitz 2017 right now if you want to get in on it. Shoot me an e-mail or give me a buzz. baymencharters@gmail.com

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