Rob Shinbrot Striper Bass Charter to 36#
Hosted the Rob Shinbrot Family Charter for a Striper Liveline trip on Monday May 31. With the Bass bite off, Rob and I conferred on Sunday and I gave him an opportunity to reschedule vs go for a boat ride. Nonetheless, Rob elected to take advantage of the day with his family and go for broke and I'm glad we did.
Sailing from our transient home at Clarks Landing, we broke the inlet and went searching for bait. Started off snagging bait outside Manasquan Inlet and with about 18 pieces in the well, decided it was time to go fishing. I would have liked at least 6 more pieces in the well. On the way to the grounds we crossed paths with a tight school of Bunker and with a great throw of the net by mate Jay bait was no longer an issue.
Hit our first spot with no success. Went to our second spot and missed a few fish before Rob's daughter boated a smaller 33" inch Striper. With the signs of life, we continued to work the area with the charter missing 6 bites. Went up for another late morning drift and no sooner than the first pitched Bunker hitting the water, we were hooked up. While fighting the fish, we saw it had many friends travleing with it so we pitched more baits and hooked up another three. Unfortunately one fish came unbuttoned near the boat.
By days end the charter bounced back from a 1 for 7 start to a strong 4 for 10 finish on Stripers with the largest weighing in at 36#. The fish were aggressive boiling on the baits all day long.
Some real drag screamers and finger burners taken and missed on our Avet outfits today.
Great Family who fished hard all day and bounced back from the missed hits.
My mate Jay Kittle did a great job in the cockpit.
Rob Shinbrot Family Striper Charter
36# striped Bass
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.