Posted on November 5, 2021 Stupid striper fishing Striped bass fishing in NY NJ Bight has probably never been better for boaters than it is right now, Dave Lilly waited for the crowd to leave yesterday afternoon before going out to troll Tony MJA bunker spoons to Raritan Bay, and still had non-stop action with bass, many of which were in the 30-40-pound class on any color spoon he put out to troll through schools of bunkers so thick that that they blanked out his fishfinder. Years ago Tony Maja called this the stupid fishing when even casual anglers can catch large bass without having any real knowledge of the underwater structure.
Most were too large and included one over 50 pounds, but there were some keepers and bonus fish, Live baits and 9-inch shads did the job. That boat switches to a 6 30 sailing time on Friday Capt. Joe Massa looked in the back of Raritan Bay yesterday with his My Three Sons from Morgan Marina and threw his cast net on a big school of bunkers Unfortunately, he got only one as there were four stripers in the net.