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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Thursday, November 15.

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Eight striped bass were bagged by 11:30 a.m. on a trip Monday with Celtic Stoirm Charters, Capt. Mike said. The fish, unders, were trolled, and so were additional afterward that were released, until the anglers had enough, and decided to return. Some boats in the area – this was close to Shark River Inlet on the ocean – hooked stripers on livelined bunker they snagged for bait. But the stripers this day were scattered, and Celtic just jumped in and trolled for them. The next striper trips are set for Friday and Sunday aboard. Weekdays and the Sunday after Thanksgiving are available. So are dates in December.

Captains from Belmar put anglers on striped bass on the ocean yesterday, Bob from Fisherman’s Den wrote in an email. They found few bunker to snag and liveline to catch the bass. But the stripers, from 30 inches to heavier than 30 pounds, smacked jigs and spoons. That’s fun fishing, and gold Ava 47 and 67 jigs and gold crocodile spoons were what caught. Looks like weather will prevent the fishing today and Friday. But surely the angling will be back on afterward, Bob thinks.

Parker Pete’s Fishing Charters motored south on the ocean for striped bass yesterday, Capt. Pete said. Bunker couldn’t be found, but the trip did find a good number of stripers. Pete heard that boats jigged stripers well farther north that day. So jig stripers seemed to be moving in. A big spread of stripers from throwbacks to overs is schooling up and down the coast. Parker Pete’s has been seeing lots, and the bass have been different sizes each trip. Plenty of room is available on weekdays, and in December a couple of weekend dates are open. Don’t have enough anglers for a charter? Book an individual space with a charter who wants more anglers.

Spectacular striped bass fishing was crushed yesterday on the Golden Eagle on the ocean, a report said on the party boat’s website. The fish were jigged, “(and it) was all the stripers you wanted,” it said. The storm will weather-out trips today and Friday with wind 30 to 40 m.p.h. and lots of rain and snow. But the weekend looks great. Trips are fishing for stripers 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.

Fishing limited out on striped bass and left stripers biting yesterday on the Miss Belmar Princess, an email said from the party boat. Sometimes six or seven were hooked at once, and a 41-pound striper won the pool. Trips are fishing for stripers 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Today’s trip was weathered out.