Chuck Many proved today that persistence and skill pays off in fishing success.. After three trips in Raritan Bay with his Ty Man last week didn’t produce a single fish, he went out this afternoon and came up with 207 striper releases plus one flounder for the four-man crew. All were shorts up to 26 inches, and we went through two flats of worms after anchoring up in the back of the bay about 12:15. Over 100 bass were released before we started heading back to Highlands and coming across swirling bass that provided even better fishing on anything cast blind in 6-foot depths. We left them biting as it was getting dark with the northeast wind and light rain starting. I’ll have more about this fishing tomorrow.
The weather that started this evening doesn’t bode well for tomorrow, but there’s no longer any question as to whether school stripers are present and hungry in Raritan Bay.