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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Thursday, November 16.

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Fishing for striped bass hasn’t been this good in many years, Capt. Frank from the Vitamin Sea wrote in an email. “The adult bunker have finally showed and the fishing is incredible,” he wrote. Truly as good as it gets, he added. The fish are big, and a 44-pounder was whacked aboard yesterday. The boat on trips usually limited out on unders in the first pass. Trips released additional stripers, and keeping count was difficult. Charters are fishing, and one space is available for an open-boat trip Wednesday. Three are available for the following Wednesday, Nov. 29. Nov. 27 and 28 are available for charter, or if no charter books, open trips will sail those days. Spaces fill fast, and Frank wants to apologize to all who tried to get aboard unsuccessfully. Book early. Keep up with photos on Vitamin Sea’s Facebook page.

For the Down Deep Fleet, striped bass fishing was super on the ocean, Capt. Mario said. The fish were mostly pasted on jigs and rubber shads, but were sometimes trolled on Mojos. Open-boat trips are fishing for them daily. Down Deep’s other boat will begin blackfishing today on open trips daily, because the bag limit was hiked to six of the tautog today, from the previous limit of one. Charters are available for either fishing for up to 15 passengers. Enjoy heated cabins and full galleys. Sign up for the Short Notice List on Down Deep’s website to be kept informed about special open trips.