May 2, 2016 5-3-16 Get your fishing poles ready we will be Striper fishing starting Saturday May 7, from 7 30 am to 2 30 pm Looking forward to see the gang again. Posted by Captain Cal II at 9 24 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest
Raritan Bay striper fishing has been very spotty lately, and many anglers are attributing that to the movement upriver of the Hudson River stock to participate in renewing that stock which has provided us with great fishing the last couple of years. Those spawners will soon be dropping back into saltwater to feed again, and we should soon see the migratory spawned-out stripers from Virginia and Maryland moving up the coast to provide action along the Shore for anglers who have been disappointed so far.
The early break was wasted on the Manasquan Inlet bluefishing as I didn't see a rod bend there after dawn after a good Saturday morning when I caught a blue on my first cast. Matt Slobdjian, at Jim's Tackle in Cape May, submitted his first report of the season as follows The beach bite has been pretty good on bass on the North Cape May side.