It was time to give Rufus Woods another go after a couple of poor outings in December and January. Al and I launched at Seton Grove and had lines in the water at 7:30 near the upper net pens. We had good current which we were hoping to see and we landed a nice 5 lb triploid 30 minutes later. We bounced tube jigs off the bottom while drifting the bar. We ended up boating 11 fish over 6 hours, all but one C&R. Almost all the fish came as we drifted off the bar in 30-60 FOW and white was the color of the day. Water temp was 38.5.
I had to give this a #5 rating after Al's last fish tipped the scales at 18 lbs 10 ounces. This was a new personal best for Al and the boat. We had 4 other fish between 5 and 7 pounds. As usual it was another great day on the water! I don't think Al will remember this as the day I caught 6 fish to his 5 but I will periodically remind him.