I’s hard to imagine how striped bass volume fishing could be any better than what’s been going on in NY/NJ Bight — but another gale warning will prevent boaters from getting to them tomorrow.
Capt. Joe Massa joined ex-NJ Assemblyman Guy Talarico on the 37-foot Carolina Classic he’s just upgraded to. Coming out of N.Y. Harbor they didn’t even have to join the fleet off Sandy Hook as there were lots of marks between Breezy Point and Ambrose Channel. Dropping ping a metal jig and Tsunami Sand Eel to bottom produced doubleheaders as they left after recording 99. Those bass ranged from 18 inches up, but a 28-inch keeper never got through. The average was about 20-24 inches.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar got out early and was releasing by 8:30 before the boat traffic got to them. Some blues were included. Unfortunately, they won’t be getting out tomorrow, and Sunday is questionable.
Frank Huza of Aberdeen made the trip south to IBSP yesterday morning, and released a 26-inch striper while casting a Ava 27 with green tail plus a teaser. Anglers casting white-tailed Avas with long white teasers were doing better.
Capt. Rob Semkewyc posted the following report for his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands:
SEA HUNTER FRIDAY 12-4 STRIPERSSSSS!!!!!!
All I can Say is it does not get any better. Harry Hunt was high hook with 65. Light crowds and lots of Stripers!!Tomorrows trip is cancelled, Hopefully Sunday will be our next trip. See you soon, Capt. Rob
The forecast for Saturday is north at 20-25 knots plus rain before going northwest in the afternoon with gusts to 40. .