Question? When stripers return to the Northeast for the season, there following the warming water trend and migrating forage correct? Now when they arrive up this far north, do they stage in deeper offshore or outter harbor waters before they move up onto the beaches and into rivers ect...? Or is it that once there up north, they spread out all over (or wherever theres proper habitat)?
I ask because theres a great spot in Barnstable Ma. where I caught my second biggest striper some years ago. Anyway, its on the south side of Cape Cod. Centerville Harbor and at the back of the harbor, theres a small canal that heads east/west. About 3/4mile up the canal a shallow and narrow river branches off to the north as the canal continues on. As the tide was heading out, the stripers were rushing to get back to the canal and out to deeper water. I watched 7-10 large stripers thrashing there way back to the canal almost 1/2 out of the shallow water. One actually stopped to eat and I caught em on squid.
Anyway, I don't remember what month it was (July - Aug) but will the bass run in and out of small rivers like this all season?? or did I just get lucky. Could the more experienced enlighten me please?? I only know largemouth and smallmouth.