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Back Bay Stripers

capt.frank - 06/21/2012

Got out for a quickie last night with me, myself, and I. Hit a bunch of the usual spots and for the most part, they were dead zones. Out of my first 7 stops, only two had small Bass cruising around. Tide was perfect, it had just turned and was heading out. Water was clear, and the wind was calm. Didn’t notice a lot of bait either. Which is kind of strange for this time of year. There should be lots of small Spot, Bunker, Spearring, and such cruising around structure.

On a whim, I decided to take a short drive up to another spot that has been producing fairly consistently. Glad I did. I got there and found two other guys fishing, but not catching. So I squeezed into a spot I like in between them and proceeded to fish. First cast I was chased by a nice Striper. Second and third casts were the same. Fourth cast I teased a Striper and got whacked hard, but missed the hook set. Next cast I was ambushed from below by a fat 22″ Striper. He was quickly released. I moved over a bit to try a different piece of structure in order to give the one I was working a break. First cast was quickly pulled into the structure and firmly snagged. Rerigged with a much larger worm and jig head to see how many Bass I could get to attack it. I was not disappointed. I cast at a variety of structure, into and with the current and was attacked several times. It was a blast! Called it quits soon after as it was getting late. Will be out again tonight with Rich to play with the Bass again…

Tight Lines!

Posted by: Brynnie-B Inshore Fishing, LLC
Located in: Cape May Court House, NJ Phone: 609-425-9401

I run guided fishing trips in the waters of Cape May County, NJ by boat or from land. By boat I fish the back bays, ocean, and Delaware Bay with 1-3 anglers onboard. I will also take any number of anglers out onto the beach to surf fish, or out and about in the back bays to fish the sod banks and other structure. Families and children are always welcome! My company motto is: We Go Where The Fish Are!

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