Well...it looks like there are a lot of views and no comments. I was out there the last four days and there were few bass...most small and few keepers (No keepers for me
I have heard a lot of theories including the following:
- change in migration away from Cape beaches for some of the reasons below.
- no bait
- sand eels and other bait in deeper water (boats are getting keepers)
- water too warm
- predation by seals...seals...seals. (bang, bang, bang)
- beach structure lacking (flatter slopes) due to mild winter weather patterns.
- water quality/chemistry changes...due to seals despoiling the water.
- less bass period... than why are they getting lots of big ones everywhere except the shores of the Cape and Islands?
- bad bass karma
So...what is going on? I'll contact the NMFS and ask them as well as FWS. Anyone want to chime in with their theory?
PS - I spoke with numerous old timers that hailed the golden age when you could drive truck loads of big ones off the beach in the fall.
Moderator - should this be moved to Ask Frank D? Perhaps I should have posted it there.