Northeast Wind, Striped Bass...
As usual, shop news first.
For those looking for some nice metal lipped swimmers, we got in some Blue Falcon Javelin swimmers in 4 new colors. They will be available in the shop and online.
Pictures courtesy ODM Rods.
As far as the fishing goes, the striped bass bite is still the most interesting thing to report. Prior to the nor’easter we are currently experiencing, anglers on the beach were taking striped bass from the surf in the morning and evening using SP Minnows, Gliders, and swim shads. For those fishing bait, bunker was doing much better than clams and mullet.
Since the northeast blow started, we have heard of a few ambitious anglers getting some nice bass out of the rough surf. Of course, tactics had to change, and the successful anglers were throwing jigs like the S&S Rockhopper and S&S Pro Rockhopper, plugs like the Superstrike Little Neck Swimmer, or large swim shads.
For tautog fishing, there were a few caught off the jetties and in the inlets on blackfish jigs tipped with sand fleas and green crabs respectively before the wind came up. The usual back bay spots were still giving them up too. After the winds die off the fishing should come back.
Here are the notable weigh-ins from the weekend.
Nick Sferra with a 16.25 inch, 2.8 pound blackfish caught on a sand flea on IBSP.
Ray is back from vacation. Here is how work treated him for being gone a couple of days...