Fishing Reports


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D2B72F8F-881E-4E7E-A938-B252D0E47599 45F239EA-0C82-4C3D-B628-DAE89A8CBD2CThe flats have been hot and cold with a few good days and now have slowed. Hopefully another slug of fish will show up. It’s time to book for May as the dates are filling up.


IMG_1495 IMG_1498Water temperatures are dropping but stripers are still biting. Fish are under birds and schooled in deep water and taking jigs with soft plastics and flies on sinking lines.


IMG_1123 IMG_4266 IMG_1478 IMG_1485The wind has been relentless but when able to get out stripers have been fattening up on bunker. Sometimes finding  just a few birds is all you need to find the fish. Jigging soft plastics and big flies on sinking lines have been best.


Stripers are breaking on the surface daily. Poppers and gurglers bring strikers on every cast. Clousers on sinking lines work too. Spin fishing with topwater and subsurface lures catch also. The shallow water bite is still holding up with some larger fish.


The shallow water bite continues to be good for stripers on topwater plugs and poppers on the fly rod. Breaking fish have been pretty consistent. Stripers, a few bluefish and Spanish mackerel are feeding on the surface. Fly fishing is great when they are breaking with floating and sinking lines.


It’s the time of year for breaking fish. Stripers have started breaking on the surface and will only get better. Shouldn’t be long before we see bluefish showing up too. The shallows water bite continues to be good also.


Shallow water bite has still been real good when conditions are right. Surface plugs and fly rod poppers have caught stripers up to 30 inches. Jigging soft plastics has also been catching good numbers of fish. Big flies on sinking lines are working real well too.


Striper fishing continues to be real good. When conditions are right the shallow water bite has been great. Striped bass up to 30 inches have been smashing topwater plugs. Jigging soft plastics has produced some bigger fish also. Fly fishing with sinking lines is catching the same size rockfish.



Striper fishing has been spectacular this week. Striped bass up to 36 inches have been taking flies like crazy. Half and halfs on sinking lines have been best. Once in a while the rockfish have busted menhaden on the surface. Jigging with soft plastics has also worked well.


Striper fishing continues to be good for fish over 30 inches. Half and halfs in sinking lines are catching good numbers of striped bass. Jigging soft plastics is also doing well.


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.