Tuesday was windy with rain and fog. Small craft advisories are already up for Wednesday.
Just as the rockfish are beginning to show up off the Delaware Coast, we get a period of nasty weather. The good news is they did pass by for the first time since Super Storm Sandy, now if they will only stay around until the seas settle down and boats can clear the inlet.
If you plan to fish for them, I recommend using Stretch 25s or 30s. They are easy to rig and will work as well, if not better, than anything else.
Take a six to ten-foot length of 50-pound Hi Seas or other sturdy mono fishing line and tie a perfection loop in one end. Attach the other end to the Stretch with an improved clinch knot. Stretches float so you see how far behind the boat the lure is set. I put mine about 50 to 75 feet off the stern. Engage the reel and you are all set.
Trolling speed is as slow as the boat will go. Too fast and the lure will spin and jump out of the water.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.