Though Raritan Bay waters are still very warm for March, the best school striper bite is still up in Raritan River.

Capt. Joe Massa made a short trip there Friday with his My Three Sons from Morgan Marina, and managed to boat his first keeper bass of the season. That 29-incher hit one of the small swimming plugs he trolled on light tackle for the scattered fish.

Capt. Lou Grazioso was in the river today for a pick of bass before the wind came up hard.

Wind could be a problem tomorrow with northwest at 15-20 knots plus gusts to 30 and a small craft advisory. but Tuesday looks great with northwest at just 5-10 knots.


  1. Love these reports. I tried the Raritan Bay Shores Sunday AM. Difficult to fish due to seaweed but hit a 24 inch and 26 inch closing in on high tide on jumbo bloods. Outgoing tide was much more difficult to fish with seaweed clumping my line but I know the fish were there!


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