Ed shows one of today’s striped bass
The eddy was swing my lure directly along a known weakfish hideout.Sure enough, as my lure passed by, I got a solid strike. As my drag screamed, I am thinking, 11 LBS tide-runner. However, it turned out to be a 28″ striped bass, that was fighting like a weakie. Ed followed up with a nice striper. The striped bass and monster bluefish must have spooked the tide runner weakfish, out of the area. The tide-runner weakfish hunt will continue on the next tide.
A fake smile and a 28″ striped bass
One of today’s keeper size striped bass 29″
I was glassing the open water of the sound when I spotted them, six or so mullet leaping from the water. This little activity put me on a feeding school of migratory stripers , that eventually lead me to the ocean. Just short of the Oceanfront the bass cornered the bait, using a sandbar to their advantage. Turns in the air, stripers on the surface, it was that kind of morning. Today I was under – gunned for these stripers, big migratory bass were in the mix. They made quick work of emptying my reel of line. I hope this was a preview of this year’s fall fishing. The conditions needed for the coveted Jersey reds and speckled trout bite remain elusive. However, all things considered, the striper fishing has been pretty good so far.