The frigid blast got a few bigger striped bass stirring, but some reports say they are still concentrated above Long Beach Island.
Ahh, Sundays in the fall … a time to gather together in large groups and angrily scream at the television for three hours at a time, while merrily downing beers and a parade of snacks. Yes, football provides a wonderful excuse to head down to the local pub. It’s about as American a tradition…
Chillier weather has arrived, and it looks like a few bigger bass came along, too.
Sea bass have been sometimes spectacular on offshore and inshore wrecks and reefs, striped bass mainly weighing in the teens and 20s are active in the back bays and inlets with a few showing up in the surf, and tautog are thick around rockpiles, bridges and sod banks.
Plenty of striped bass in the teens and shorts under the 28-inch minimum are splashing and chasing bait in the back waters and inside the inlets, while middleweight to heavyweight striped bass are taking their good ol’ time moving deeper into South Jersey.
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Back-bay fishing for striped bass continues to produce steady action.