Re: Spring Fly Fishing
Yes, and no. The answer depends upon how one defines spring. I know I sound like Bill Clinton, but for us -- between Montauk and Cutty -- there are two arrivals: the April schoolies, which are very small and late May when the large come. Once the bass, of any size, arrive, one can fish for them any way at all. I have never altered my methods to accommodate the seasons. Rather, I fish with what I like and feel like doing, which does include fly fishing. In the bays, I almost always choose fly fishing because the forage is best immatated with fly fishing -- shrimp, juvie worms, crabs. Turkey hunting has interfered with my recent spring fishing because I lose all of May. But some years, inspite of them being small, I get in some schoolie fishing in late April in a tight period. However, three or four years ago I had a schoolie go into my backing before I dropped him which was way larger than the usual April dinks. I have never caught even a 26 incher around RI in April. It is just too early no matter what you use. The large are partying down south.