March 29, 2012 @ 1:51 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 ...
March 29, 2012 @ 1:32 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.
March 27, 2012 @ 12:01 PM
New Jersey Party Boat Miss Belmar
New Jersey > Shark River/Manasquan Inlet > Belmar, NJ
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 ...
March 24, 2012 @ 11:19 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 ...
March 23, 2012 @ 12:39 AM
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 NJ.com
Schoolie Action is hot in the Western Sound of ...
March 22, 2012 @ 12:04 AM
CT DEEP Updates Catch Regs for Porgys (Scup), Fluke, Tautog and Black Sea Bass for 2012 Fishing Season
Black Sea Bass: Open Season: June 15 to December 31, inclusive, Minimum Size: 13 inches, Creel Limit: 15 fish.
Porgy (Scup) : Open Season: May 1 – December 31, inclusive, Minimum Size: 10.5 inches, Creel Limit: 20 fish; that on vessels holding a party/charter registration with CT DEEP, the minimum size is 11 inches and from September 1 to October 31 the possession limit for paying passengers is 40 fish.
Fluke: Open Season: May 15 to October 31, inclusive, Minimum Size: 18 inches, Creel ...
March 21, 2012 @ 11:18 AM
Striped Bass fishermen are catching winter flounder in Raritan Bay NJ with bloodworms and clams. Winter flounder season opens up on March 23rd 2012. Many of New Jersey's Rivers are producing schoolie striped bass and keeps to 30"s. Most of these fish in the backwaters are being caught on lures and soft plastics.
A few boats sailed for striped bass on the ocean last week, jigging the fish off Shark River Inlet. Surf anglers beached stripers around Asbury Park and Long Branch on plugs. No stripers were heard about from Manasquan River, but the season was probably early. Stripers were landed farther south in the Barnegat Bay area and Oyster Creek, the warm-water outflow from the Forked River power plant.
March 20, 2012 @ 11:42 AM
Striped Bass are moving out of the Chesapeake Bay. Water temps. are between 53 and 55 degrees @ the Chesapeake Bay Bridge within the bay. The striped bass migration usually starts with smaller fish and keepers between 28 and 30 inches. The first keeper striper of the year at Graveling Point N.J. was landed by Jack Ross on March 8th 9.54# 30" @ 12:20 p.m. (weighed in at Scott's Bait and Tackle @ 12:51 p.m.). 60°F weather. Water temp: 49°F approx. The Jersey striped bass are being caught on bloodworms and clams. Larger fish usually get on the move when water temps in the Chesapeake reach 60 degrees farenheit. Keeper striped bass between 28 and 30" are being caught in CT at the mouth of the ...