Originally Posted by Big Pete
Does anyone have advice were i can catch stripers the next 3 days in wich state are they catching them this time of year?and anyone know a great guide for 3 people?will travel to any state.looking to slam i know they are on the move so do really need solid advice?thanks to anyone that can help a brother out?
Right now the fish are spawning in the Chesapeake - others are moving into the Delaware Bay and river and others traveling up the coast towards the Hudson and beyond.
The weather has been rough and for the most part they will hunker down in lousy weather but this new moon and some warmer water will have them on the move again.
Its almost impossible to tell where they are in numbers right now that is fishable. Virginia was where they were in numbers before they moved off last week and thier season ends April 1st.
Back bays are the best bet and shallow waters that are warming.
New Jersey will be picking up very very soon as the fish make the migration and the schoolies leave the rivers and run along the beaches to the back bays.
The Charters out of the Atlantic Highlands, Brielle and Belmar haven't started to target them yet and the season in New York opens April 15th.
The Hudson is starting to see fish in the lower river up to Croton. The fishery opened March 16 th above the George Washington Bridge. My advice is to look in the threads at the charters listed on the site and give one a call.
Long John is running soon as is the angler fleet in Long Island sound.
Most of the guys are taking bookings now for the next month or so.
Have a look at the sub forums regionally. Many of the guys have web sites and post reports.
They wont be Running solid and fast until May.
Thats the best I could tell you right now.