Beautiful day on the water with many customers on board with the same anticipation of catching Striped Bass as me. Covered many miles and several area's, fished in a mile of Bunkers, shallow water, deep water, holes, you name it I was there.
We hit two drops in the A. M with just a few keepers and some shorts and could not get any good chew. It took a few minutes to the first keeper came up and then a pick developed for us and we picked away to we had to pull the hooks.
Although they're strictly fishing with crabs now, there were two legal-sized, but out-of-season fluke released Thursday while a few sea bass were added to the catch. At Brielle, the Jamaica II has had many limits of large sea bass and some of porgies along with some winter flounder on all of their extended trips.
We ended up with around 18 big blues and I believe the count was 21 keeper Stripers and a handful of slots and threw a few shorts back The pool winner went 24lbs and the runner up was 23 lbs. After the last few days today seemed slow.
Others who were new to game struggled and had a tough day. but in the end alot had a tough day,High hook had a limit plus and some had 1-4 but if you were not dialed in and using white crabs your bucket was a little dry.