The NY/NJ Bight striped bass run is already so good that Capt, Rob Semkewyc was able to limit his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands on large bass by 9:12 a.m. before adding bonus bass.
Also at that port, Capt. Ron Santee had a similar report from his Fishermen as follows: “The Colder weather, Westerly winds, Water temp going down, loads of bait….it’s time!!Today the bite was on right from the start and only got better by the end of the day. Started out with some small fish action on bird life but we got out of there to go find the Big babies.
Found the bait and the bigger fish started to chew! Lots of personal bests around the boat with several guys catching 8 to 10 fish by days end. Larger Shads, Flutter spoons & Bunker were the ticket once again today.
Looking forward to spending my Birthday tomorrow with a good crew and hopefully another great Striped bass bite!\“
The Golden Eagle from Belmar had to search for ocean stripers, but found them to the south. Most were too large and included one over 50 pounds, but there were some keepers and bonus fish, Live baits and 9-inch shads did the job. That boat switches to a 6:30 sailing time on Friday
Capt. Joe Massa looked in the back of Raritan Bay yesterday with his My Three Sons from Morgan Marina and threw his cast net on a big school of bunkers Unfortunately, he got only one as there were four stripers in the net. After clearing up that mess, Massa released 14 stripers on a green Flutter Spoon.
Tomorrow’s forecast is for north winds at 5-10 knots.