NETKEEPER 10/2 Evening Stripers
<p>Hey gang, decided to take advatage of the weather window Saturday evening and go looking for Stripers. Called some friends and John(semperfly) and Marc joined me. Left the dock around 8pm and returned as the NE winds really started to crank around 1am.
Had great marks but couldn't get the fish to bite. All we could muster were 5 bass, only one keeper pictured which was 33" forked tail length. All fish were released and four were tagged for the American Littoral society. All came on sandworms. We got some bumps on eels but no hook-ups. Slow night of fishing but felt good to be targeting the Stripers again.
All the fish were purple, no sea lice. I suspect they are coming from the Sound but who knows.... In addition to the day trips, will be running evening trips as the season progresses. Email me if interested in being contacted for open & short notice trips.
Capt Alan with 33
About The Author: Captain Alan Beneroff
Company: NetKeeper Sportfishing
Area Reporting: Sandy Hook and Raritan Bay
Bio: Captain Alan is a licensed U.S. Coast Guard OUPV Licensed Captain whose knowledge of Sandy Hook and Raritan Bay allow him to excel at catching multiple species in the same trip and livelining Bunker for Trophy Striped Bass. He is a supporter of Save The Summer Flounder Fishery Fund, RFA, an active tagger for the american Littoral Society and active IGFA and Hi-Mar Striper Club Member. In 2008 he took first in the NJ Hunters Striper Tournament.