After only getting a brief shot of feeding stripers the day before, the Golden Eagle from Belmar left early this morning and got into a mix of keeper and jumbo stripers. Most of the action was on bunkers, and there was some life up to mid-day.

Getting out early seems to be vital, and they’ll be sailing tomorrow plus Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. The boat is chartered Friday.

The Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands got its first fall striper trip in, and Capt. Ron Santee reported as follows:

FISHERMEN/Very good First Striper Trip!!

So nice to be back in the Game!!

Had a nice all day bite on some beautiful Striped Bass, nice clean fish and they were hungry.

Live bait was the ticket today as Joe and I were snagging our butts off. Several overs had to go back but everyone still had their keepers and then some.

Bill V and Johnathan S combined for over 20 big fish with Bill taking the pool on a 35 inch fish.

Things you have to have in your tackle Box: A snag for catching Bunkers, 4/0 or 5/0 Circle hooks with a dropper Rig, Large Shad and a Flutter spoon.A nice medium action spinning set up if you are not comfortable with a Conventional set up.

The jigs will work better when the smaller fish start to chew. Please come prepared!

Get In the Catch

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Captain Ron’s FISHERMEN © 2020 | Sailing from Municipal Harbor
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 | 732-872-1925

Small craft warnings are coming down tonight, and the morning forecast is for southwest winds at 15-20 knots.

Chuck Many mixed it up on his Tyman from Highlands as he released big stripers eeling Hudson River at night before eeling in the ocean after daylight. Bob Bowden, Michael Greene and Dave Glassberg were along for the action.


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