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07/20/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Will Royer, 12, grandson of Audrey and Jim Royer of Silver Beach, landed this bluefish last week. Will described the outing with Greg Clements as “the best day of my life.”

COURTESY PHOTO Will Royer, 12, grandson of Audrey and Jim Royer of Silver Beach, landed this bluefish last week. Will described the outing with Greg Clements as “the best day of my life.”

Here it is in late July with scorching air temperatures, bay waters in the mid-80s, bright sunny days with little breeze but, in spite of it all, the bass are biting lures in mid-day.

You may find this hard to believe, but I managed to catch 275 inches of striped bass one afternoon last week. The weather was as I described above but the fish were all over Plum Island and whacking popping plugs like crazy. (more…)