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Easter Weekend Fishing Report

The fishing is getting good locally.  The back bay fishing for striped bass remains good, with fish hitting artificial lures such as Kettle Creek Shads, Tsunami Holographic Swim Shads, Storm Wildeye Swim Shads, Vudu Shads, Vudu Shrimp, Rapala X-Raps, Daiwa SP Minnows and Gliders

The bigger news is more and more reports are coming from the ocean side of the island too.  With the ocean currently being a few degrees cooler than the bay, bait has been the better producer off the surf, though Kettle Creek shads have produced fish oceanside too.  Fresh bunker and salted clams have been the bait of choice for striped bass.  Remember you need to have inline circle hooks to fish natural bait for striped bass. We have plenty of pre-tied rigs that already have the required hooks.

Here are some notable recent catches.


@wally891 sent us this photo of a 29” bass, our first reported keeper of the season from the surf.  He landed it using clams and then safely released it.


Even with the windy conditions early in the weekend, @areyouthomas had a great evening of action.  Pictured is just one of his many fish, caught using Kettle Creek Shads.


@thesakman with the beautiful 33” striped bass he caught off the surf on bait. The fish was released!


@nimgoat sent us these photos from Saturday morning of a bass he had off the surf on a Pencil Popper! It was a greedy one, as you can see clearly in the second picture it wasn’t done with its bunker before taking the pencil popper.  Seems the fish are getting more aggressive.


These two fish should be wearing bunny ears, as they were caught by @wally891 on Easter morning off the surf.

Ray has been making some lifestyle changes.  For example, he is eating healthy.  He has also cut out caffeine (so if he seems a little irritable, that maybe it).  We all at Grumpys commend him for this.  The hairstyle choices lately, we are not so sure of…