Striper Fishing Patterns

2009-10-22 07:45:41
Sandy Hook, New Jersey - Saltwater Fishing Report
Sandy Hook Channel
John Kolias

Fellow anglers,

Had the Robert Urbanski party out for what I anticipated was to be a good day of Striper fishing with eels at the "Rip" and around Buoy 12 of Sandy Hook Channel.......NOT. Boy, what a stinker day. What the hell happen to ass the fish that were around on Monday morning?

That's what makes Striper fishing so insane at times, is that they are in one day and the surrounding waters are totally void of fish the next. Here one day, gone the next, moving, hunting, calling, boy it can be really frustrating. We were loaded with many baits today just in case.........clams, eels and even sands but no deal. Very few marks on the recorder so I tried over at Romer where 2 clammers were dredging and still no takers on an absolutely beautiful day as far as the weather was concerned.

Talked to a couple of friends on my cell, one drifting like I was and the other was trolling around the Swash Channel and both were having a hrad time locating fish. Tough, tough day. Sorry I couldn't bring you all a better report, but I report it as it happened. Like I tell my b/s, just the facts.

Hopefully this thing will kick into gear soon as the nice weather will not last forever.

A very important word of advice to all my fellow anglers.........return the big females back to the water NOW. The numbers of Stripers caught so far this year are down from previous years so be be warned!!!!

Tight Lines and Following Seas,

Capt. John

Fish Species: Striped Bass
Bait Used: Sandworms/Eels/Clams
Tackle Used: St. Croix Rods & Penn 965 Reels
Method Used: Drifting
Water Depth:
Water Temperature: 53.1
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Speed:
John Kolias

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Area Reporting: Sandy Hook

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