Staying local, I launched out of Deep Creek around 1pm and proceeded out to the James River. I trolled a Stretch lure as well as two bucktails on a tandem rig, trying to cover different depths in search of Striped Bass. I worked the edges of the channel moving towards the Ghost Fleet.
No strikes, but then I turned around and trolled down river, and shortly after my luck changed. I could tell my looking at my rod that the Stretch had started to bump along the bottom, then within several seconds, the rod bends and I end up catching a nice 23 inch Striper!
I had other things to take care of today, so after the catch I didn't spend too much time out. Was back at Deep Creek by 430pm. It was definitely much colder out, the coldest it's been since I've started jet ski fishing, and I know it won't get any warmer anytime soon. I have most my cold weather gear already, just waiting on a couple things to arrive in the mail and I'll be all set. As for today, I was able to stay warm wearing a wet suit.
Water temperature on the James River was at 59 degrees, definitely a big drop from just not too long ago.