Fly fishing for striped bass has been real good this week. Stripers up to 36 inches are taking big flies on sinking lines. At times the rockfish have been chasing menhaden to the surface. Soft plastics on spinning tackle has also been working. Some fish hit topwater also.
After a few days of tough fishing because of stripers gorging on May worms, the fish really turned on. Striped bass over 30 inches are biting well on soft plastics either jigging or casting swim baits. Fly fishing is also great. Big flies on 300 grain sinking lines are catching rockfish over 30 inches. The fish have been suspended from 10 to 20 feet, perfect for the fly.
Fishing for stripers has finally picked up. Post spawn fish up to 35 inches have been caught on fly rods with half and halfs with sinking lines. Jogging with soft plastics also is catching rockfish. There has also been a topwater bite when conditions are right.
Now is the time to book for spring striper fishing. April on the Susquehanna Flats is the best time to catch a big striped bass in shallow water. May in Eastern Bay is great for big post spawn rockfish.
The topwater bite has been spectacular for stripers lately. Topwater plugs are bringing explosive strikes from striped bass up to 30 inches. Fly fishing with sinking lines are also catching plenty of fish.
Stripers have been breaking on the surface in many locations. A few bluefish have been mixed in too. Soft plastics and spoons are catching consistently and topwater has also been good. Fly fishing with sinking lines and floating lines with poppers are great. Hasn’t been a lot of big fish but sometimes a big striper shows up.
This has been the windiest August I can remember but when it’s laid down fishing has been good. Stripers all sizes along with a few bluefish and an occasional Spanish mackerel have been been breaking on the surface. Soft plastics, spoons and topwater plugs are all catching their share. Fly fishing has been equally effective.
Striped bass are breaking on the surface in good numbers. All size stripers are taking spoons and topwater plugs. Fly rod poppers and clousers are also catching rockfish and a few bluefish. Spanish mackerel have also shown up.
Breaking striped bass have showing up more regular lately. Bluefish have been sparatic. Topwaters, plastics and spoons are all catching stripers up to 26 inches in the breakers. Fly fishing is every cast when the fish are on top. The shallow water bite has been awesome with stripers approaching 30 inches crushing plugs and fly rod poppers.
Shallow water topwater bite has been great even in bright sun. Stripers near 30 inches have been crushing poppers on spin or fly gear. Jigging and fly fishing with sinking lines have also produced nice rockfish. Starting to see a few breaking stripers too.
- Fishing in shallow water with topwater plugs and fly rod poppers had been bringing explosive strikes from good size stripers. Jigging and fly fishing with sinking lines is also producing good striped bass. It won’t be long before stripers and blues are breaking on the surface.
Fishing lately has been great. Stripers have been schooled up in large number. The rockfish have been all sizes with nice fish biting in flurries. Fly fishing has been real good with even beginners catching lots of stripers in the mid twenty inch range. Jigging soft plastics has also been great. When conditions have been right the topwater bite has been good too.
Fishing for stripers has been good this past week. Fishing has been consistent with the larger fish biting in flurries. There has been some topwater action but jigging with soft plastics and fly fishing with sinking lines and half and halfs.