Tag: Whats biting in Cape May

Striped Bass and Oceanic Bluefish bite continues

Ed shows one of today's striped bass

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

A fake smile and a 28″ striped bass

Big Bluefish bite continues in the Cape May sounds

Mark and CJ  show  today's catch

Mark and CJ show today’s catch

Bluefish up to 18 LBS have been caught in the surf and back bays. It does not happen very often (understatement) that bluefish of this caliber, set up in the back bays . This is an excellent opportunity for light tackle and fly fishermen, to test the limits of their gear and skill.

Weakfish, none yet. The wind has been SW, this direction makes it difficult for the water temperature to heat up, regardless of the air temperature. I had 56 degrees at my dock at low tide today. We need 3 days of 59 degree water temperature or better, to get the weakfish bite started. There has been some big stripers caught up in the Delaware bay. It is about time they begin to drop down into Cape May County waters.

Couple of big Striper Bass  caught in the Delaware

Couple of big Striper Bass caught in the Delaware

Stripers in the dark


The new moon night is usually the darkest, but it was pretty dark last night. The stripers could be heard, not seen,  popping along with bait fish splashing.  The bite really slows after days of north east wind, like we had recently. The spot I was fishing is an excellent summer weakfish spot.  I was hoping even with the bad condition I would still catch one, I didn’t. However, the striped bass picked up the slack.