smitty's south jersey striper report!!!!!
Well guys here it is. Last friday in cape may was great. I had 3 bass 28-34", 4 shorts and a few runoffs. That was my first day of the season. Water was 43 degrees and sunny weather. Great day. Sinca then I have tried from Atlantic city to Strathmere Night and day. Nothing but skates and I hate catching skates. I Have tried fresh bait, finesse, and plugs at all different times of the tide from 2hrs before- 2hrs after hightide. I tried a few deep holes from high slack tide through low tide hoping for some bait fish held up in the holes but no hits. The water temp is up to about 46 so im hoping the bite will pickup some. I have been doing alot of scouting for baitfish or some bird activity but nothing much yet. I have broken out every piece of tackle I have and a few different fresh baits but since last friday nothing. I will be heading down to cape may this weekend so will see what's up. I have heard a few good reports from guys working the cape may rips in the boats so the fish are there just need them to come in toward shore to hookem up. If anyone from the area reads this and would like to go this weekend PM me and we can try together. I'll be there and hopefully the" slammin" bass will be to. Happy fishin to all. I'll post back and let yall know whats up. :D :D