The fall striped bass run concluded with an abundance of bass covered with sea lice from the ocean. hose stripers pushed far back in Raritan Bay, and many ended up moving far upstream in Raritan River.
Those bass will probably overwinter between there and the Hudson before feeding in the bay prior to spring spawning. Capt. Joe Massa ran well up the Raritan River on Dec. 10 with his My Three Sons from Morgan Marina in order to find the main body which quickly responded to Flutter Spoons as many from 18 to over 30 inches were released. Though the ocean striper season remains open, the internal waters are now closed.
A small craft advisory is up through late Friday. The forecast calls for northwest winds at 20-25 knots with gusts to 35 and possible morning snow.