It appears as though striped bass were not much bothered by the snowy weather.
Striped bass continue to be quality in both numbers and size.
Frank Rich IV is the fourth generation in a fishing family.
The bass are in.
Quality fish rule!
A school of bigger striped bass has arrived off Atlantic County, and one weighing more than 54 pounds was taken off Long Beach Island on Thanksgiving.
Recent reports confirm that striped bass are moving more and more into South Jersey. Bigger fish are still jammed up above Barnegat Inlet, but there is evidence they are spreading out.
We are really getting into some great fishing.
The frigid blast got a few bigger striped bass stirring, but some reports say they are still concentrated above Long Beach Island.
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.
The Philadelphia Eagles made an unofficial entry in The Press Fishing Contest on Tuesday.
Back-bay fishing for striped bass continues to produce steady action.
It sounds as though fall fishing continues to evolve, maybe instigated by chillier temps at night.
Captains contacted Monday for reports on Sunday’s opener of black sea bass season were generally elated by the resumption of one of the fishers’ favorites.
We can’t call it fall fishing, but with this expected chill coming on, maybe it will get interesting.
Warm water is a topic for fishers on the beaches, inshore and in the ocean.
Isidro Valentin has been picking tautog off the rocks in Atlantic City it seems like all summer and into fall. The Atlantic City resident got a nice payoff for his time and effort when he won the Plug for Puerto Rico fishing contest that Noel Feliciano put together over the weekend at One St…
Denny Mattei, of Vineland, has been fishing with his family since he was 7.
We still have those pesky 10- to 12-inch bluefish and a lot of short tautog interspersed with a rare keeper to keep us going as we make the transition to the anticipated fall-fishing mode around South Jersey.
Dave Showell said striped bass woke up a little with cooler air temperatures on Thursday night.
Two reports from different regions in South Jersey sounded very similar.
There does not seem to be a lot of motivated fishers right now.
There have been reports of decent fishing over the past few days, but the next few days might be more problematic with a storm that might be more in tune with surfing than, say, surf fishing.