Tuesday saw a drastic drop in temperature and a change in wind direction, but not velocity. As my grandfather would say, “It blew like snot.” Never quite sure what that meant, other than we weren’t going out in the boat.
After a less than successful outing on the pier at Cape Henlopen State Park on Monday, I thought I would give Indian River Inlet a try on Tuesday. I arrived at the northside a little after 7:00 AM as the current was starting in and the birds were working the building rips. I began with a metal lure hoping for blues, but after several hits and misses I finally hooked up with a shad. I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but when shad are the only game in town, I will add a shad dart behind my metal lure on an eight-inch piece of mono and start catching shad. That’s exactly what I did, on almost every cast, for the next two and a half hours. What a ball! Left them biting and me smiling.
This is Eric Burnley with you WGMD fishing Report