Monthly Archives: November 2016

11/15 quick trip report

Well we had the SuperMoon yesterday and it was pretty amazing. I’m hoping it helped get these stripers moving. I was able to slip out for a few hours this afternoon on a friends 25′ Regulator out of Belmar, NJ. They have been on the fish the past two days and we were able to slip out and get into some action in a few short hours this evening. Wind was blowing 15 out of the West with a heavy Easterly swell. The water was 55 degrees and great water clarity. The gulls were picking pretty hard in 50′ of water and the stripers came together into a frenzy for only a few minutes rolling on the surface. We managed to catch some before they split up. We chased them around for another hour but could not get them to eat. The fish were moving hard to the South. Fun few hours of fishing though. 

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11/13 striper attemptĀ 

We took a ride out of Avalon on Exile 65 in hopes of stumbling upon some striped bass. They really haven’t made it down this far yet, but are on the move and you can’t catch em between the pilings so we headed out of TI inlet. We had a stiff SW wind and sunny skies. We trolled around a variety of lumps in The somewhat immediate area of TI Inlet with nothing but tons of bait marks but no fish. Water temperature was 58 degrees and clean water, but the bass just weren’t around. We didn’t hear of a fish caught south of AC all day.

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11/2 quick trip – Barnegat

I slipped out this afternoon with a good friend of mine in search of striped bass out of Barnegat Inlet. The wind was blowing 10-15 out of the SW and the water temp was 60 degrees. There was a bit of a bite on the bunker schools for strippers over this past weekend and a few scattered reports since. We didn’t have much time so we decided to run South out of the inlet and look for birds and bunker. We didn’t come across much and tried on a few schools of bunker other boats were working down deep in 40′ of water but no bites. We ran back up since we were running out of time and tried throwing some top waters around the north jetty but no bites. The season is just beginning…

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