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Old 06-16-2017, 08:37 AM
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Black Sea Bass

I'll start off saying I almost never fish for Black Sea Bass. That said I had the oddest experience yesterday in buzzards bay. A buddy and I came up on a huge patch of birds and breaking fish. We threw top water with limited strikes but lots of follows. I mean 10-15 fish following to the boat. I finally caught one on a popper and it was a Black Sea Bass. There were acres of them. We switched over to jigs and caught them on every drop. We couldn't get the jigs to the bottom without being tight. Sometimes we'd catch 2 fish on a single jig. There'd be a dozen fish following the hooked fish to the boat. I switched to a suspending waxwing and caught them on every cast on that too. The pile was about an acre in size in 20 feet of water from top to bottom eating everything. It was like a bluefish blitz. I've never even heard of Black Sea Bass behaving in this way. We took our limit and caught about 50-60 more then moved on to look for Stripers. Anyone out there ever seen or heard of this with Black Sea Bass?
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Old 06-17-2017, 03:37 PM
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Nope, never heard of sea bass doing that. I have seen fluke chasing bait on top and managed to catch a couple. How big were the sea bass?
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:38 PM
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All keepers. Some just barely. Others real big.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:58 PM
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Not the first time I have heard of it. I've fished for them and then can be very aggressive feeders.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:39 PM
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I have seen it happen a couple times before, couldn't get a lure through them without hooking up. I have also seen scup blitzing the surface and taken fluke up top.
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:21 PM
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I was fishing same area about 2 weeks ago I saw 2-3 small schools of BSB on top. Small as in 10 fish per school. All were around legal size but not much bigger. I tossed a albie snack at the last school and immediately hooked up.

I also saw a solo big BSB on top. I was so surprised I just watched him. It was before I saw the schools so I assumed he was injured or something.
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