Striped Bass Are Starting To Show

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Striped Bass Are Starting To Show

But first, shop news…

If you are waiting for an e-mail from us, we apologize but we are having issues sending e-mail out to some e-mail providers.  We are working with our network provider, but it has not yet been resolved.  If you need to contact us via e-mail you can still use the Contact Us page as we have set up a temporary alternate e-mail. 

For those with tuna fever (yes it is a real thing) we got in some of the new Penn Fathom II Two Speed Lever Drag reels.  Specifically, we got in the biggest one, which will make a very nice chunking reel for bluefin and yellowfin.  Check it out.

As far as the fishing goes, it seems the mullet run is done.  So that’s the bad news.  The good news is the adult bunker have just shown up just outside of the surf line.  Last year around this time the large striped bass came in after those bunker, and we are really hoping that happens again this year.  The signs are looking good for it.

What else is going on?  There are still some small bluefish and smaller sized bass in the surf hitting poppers or plastic swimming plugs in the mornings. 

Blackfish are being very cooperative, even if they are still at a 1 fish limit.  The local jetties are doing best, but the backwater spots are still producing fish too.  Green crabs or sand crabs on tog jigs is the way to go. 

Some notable catches

Our cover shot is Cool Himself, Dominic Talerico Sr with a 40+ inch bass, caught and released on Island Beach State Park on a yellow metal lipped swimmer.  Seems the big bunker are drawing in the bigger bass.

@areyouthomas found some bass on a teaser.

Dominic just wants to remind us that he still got it.  He landed a few 30 inch class fish after dark on metal lipped swimmers.  Here is an example. 

Ray is very frustrated by our e-mail issues.  For those coming into the shop, keep your head on a swivel watching for flying computer monitors…