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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, November 24.

| Staten Island | Keyport | Atlantic Highlands | Neptune | Belmar | Brielle | Seaside Heights | Barnegat Light | Barnegat | Brigantine | Longport | Ocean City | Sea Isle City | Avalon | Cape May | Last Thursday's Report |
***THIS REPORT WILL BE UPDATED***
***ON FRIDAY INSTEAD OF TODAY***
***BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY***
Sea Isle City
Striped bass fishing seemed best from Sea Isle City now, this writer told Capt. Joe Hughes from Jersey Cape Guide Service and Sea Isle Bait & Tackle. That’s good to hear, and the way it should be, he said. This is it, he said – Thanksgiving week is usually the peak of the migration at Sea Isle. Jim Campbell and son aboard Saturday ran into lots of stripers on the ocean, jigging the bass to 20 pounds along the surface. John Mattiaccio, his dad and a friend had a great day on the stripers Sunday aboard. All the trip’s bass were trolled, except one was jigged, and the catch included a 21-pounder and two 20-pounders. All the trip’s bass were keeper-sized. Umbrella rigs with chartreuse rubber shads and Stretch plugs in chartreuse were trolled. Both trips hooked lots of stripers, and both had to look around. But when stripers were found, the fishing was gangbusters. The fish fed on adult bunker. Many stripers schooled the ocean, and the fish were larger than last year. Last year, the stripers fed on sand eels, not bunker. Several of the anglers caught their first-ever stripers on the trips. No bluefish showed up on either trip. Jersey Cape will keep after stripers, and annual traveling charters to the Florida Keys will fish from Christmas to Easter. See Jersey Cape’s traveling charters Web page. Keep up with Joe’s fishing on Jersey Cape’s blog.