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April 27, 2012 @ 9:53 AM

Striped Bass are in The Cape Cod Canal

This week Donald Lescault and Cecine Curci fished the Cape Cod Canal at night. There were large bass smashing herring topwater but they could not get them to hit any of the lures or soft plastics. We have all had days or nights like that with bass or blues breaking water around us and not taking anything we throw at them.

Raritan Bay Bass fishing has been hot

Reports of good striped bass fishing from shore and boat anglers in Raritan Bay. Shore anglers have been catching with bunker chunks, clams and sea worms. Boat anglers have found trolling with umbrella rigs very effective.

Connecticut Rivers are very productive

Striped bass anglers in the Connecticut River have been ......

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April 14, 2012 @ 12:07 AM

Striped Bass reports this week showed larger fish being taken at the herring runs locally.

Narrow River produced two 14 pound stripers along with a lot of schoolie bass from 12 - 26 inches. The Narrow River benefits form a few factors. Narrow River is home to a winter over striper population, it also has the Gilbert Stuart Herring Run. Those two things with a a good tidal flow often make early fishing there a safe bet.  I have fished north of the bridge at Bridgetown Road, the narrowing of the river there is very productive. People also fish Middlebridge , Sprague Bridge and the Mouth of Narrow River. Narrow River offers good access for canoe and kakak fishermen. Fly fishermen tend to work the channel from the sandbar on the ...

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April 4, 2012 @ 6:51 PM

Maryland Striped Bass Fishing Reports


Maryland Weekly Fishing Report Overview | April 04, 2012

Links to Maryland DNR Marine Recreation Fisheries

Maryland DNR Coastal Recreational Fishing Regulations 2012

Maryland DNR Tidal Recreational Fishing Regulations 2012


The month of April is upon us and it would seem that temperatures are more within the norm now. Late February and last months warmer than normal temperatures had a profound effect on the traditional white and yellow ...

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April 4, 2012 @ 5:11 PM

Captain Ron's Party Boat Raritan Bay Excellent Striper Fishing today!!! « on: April 03, 2012, 07:49:02 PM » Amazing what a little change into the NW wind from the North of yesterday will do for the bite!! Started out clamming, had a slow one, one, pick going, not enough to feed all the hungry customers aboard so we left to find the mother load! Glad we did as the gannets were hitting the water, the fish finder was alive with life and the bite was on!. Switched up from clamming to jigging. Krocodile Spoons and Shads were the hot set up as the fish were feeding on Bunker and herring. We have a new big pool leader with a beautiful 23 pound fish which also took the daily pool today. Can't wait to get out tomorrow!!!! Video tells ...

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April 2, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

Striped Bass Report for Monday April 2, 2012

Striped bass with sea lice are starting to move in to the Rivers in CT. Some large fish have been caught near the herring runs Southeastern CT. There is a school of stripers at Deep Hole off Charlestown Beach. In the Seekonk River fish are starting to congregate at the falls at Omega Pond. It seems likely that Narrow River will be active soon as bass move in to feed on the herring at Gilbert Stuart. Fogland is another good early season Striped Bass Spot  there is a herring run there and you can bass and Tautog fish at the same location. Numerous schoolies have been caught at the west wall the story below is excepted from Dave Pickering's Blog

Friday, March 30, 2012


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March 29, 2012 @ 12:51 AM

Belmar NJ  Party Boats are Fishing For Spring Striped Bass

Trips for striped bass, the first of the year for the fish aboard, sailed Friday and Saturday on the party boat Golden Eagle, a report on the vessel’s Web site said. On Saturday “the fishing was hot!” the report said. Most anglers aboard that day limited out, “(and) the keeper count was high,” the report said. The stripers averaged 30 inches. On Friday striper fishing aboard began slowly, but a few anglers on the trip limited out, and some bagged one, and shorts were released. “Much better bite (aboard Saturday),” the report said. “The bass are here!” Nothing was reported about Sunday and today, so maybe winds ...

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March 29, 2012 @ 12:32 AM

Ed Akkaway landed a 44-pound striped bass to be weighed in, said Jimmy from Julian’s Bait & Tackle. Ed clammed the fish at the Belford Flats. “Now, you know that’s a bunker fish,” Jimmy said. Anglers might not have been truthful about where they caught stripers or on what, but stripers were boated and surf-caught on Raritan and Sandy Hook bays. They were also boated and winged from the surf on the ocean. Winter flounder fishing was very good on Saturday, after the season opened for them on Friday. But it wasn’t good on Sunday anywhere, from locally all the way to Point Pleasant. Flounder locally were caught on the river, but a few were taken on the bay at the Ammo Pier.


Toms River


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March 27, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

New Jersey Party Boat Miss Belmar


Report location New Jersey > Shark River/Manasquan Inlet > Belmar, NJ
Fishing method Boat

On Saturday, March 24th, I spoke with Captain Lenny at about 10:30 am. and he said that striper fishing is red hot! We already had over 30 keepers on-board and by the end of the day we had over 45 keeper stripers with many limiting out. We're off to a good start and it looks like we are going to have a great striper season. Thank you to all ...

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March 24, 2012 @ 10:19 AM

Striped Bass Reports from NY and Connecticut

Numerous reports of abundant mackerel at Jones Beach. Anglers fishing with Sabiki jigs are outfishing mackerel jigs by a substantial margin. Reports of coolers full of mackerel. Great for bait or food.

Staten Island boat fishermen report skittish schools of Bunker (Menhaden) aka as Pogeys top water. Snagging them and chunking produced stripers.

Thames River CT Fishing Report

Thames River Area Report

”Herring have been in the Thames River for a couple of weeks now, with many stripers in the 30-inch range in and around Norwich Harbor, and in the waters up to the Greenville Pool on the Shetucket River.

”Anglers have caught these big stripers in the river ...

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March 22, 2012 @ 11:39 PM

Raritan Bay NJ Spring Striped Bass Action

New Jersey STRIPED BASS: Breaking open in the back of Raritan Bay  for boaters by trolling plugs, casting Tsunami Shads, and chumming with clams. Capt. Lou Grazioso and Doug Stone did well today in the middle of the bay despite the fog. Shore fishermen have been scoring with clams at night from bay shorelines. Rich Swisstack of Cliffwood said he's been doing best on the lower parts of the tide, which is the opposite of the normal situation. The first few stripers are hitting clams in the surf, and boaters may find working birds in the ocean to guide them to bass.

Compliments of Al Ristori and


Schoolie Action is hot in the Western Sound of ...

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