We are starting to go striper fishing!
The fall weather has been terrible. You can tell it is Saturday if it’s blowing a Gale and Raining!
Despite extreme conditions, we have managed a few trips. Our half trips closed out the season with some nice Sea Bass, though with the increase in size limit came lots of fish missing the mark by a half-inch. We have also had some ok Taug fishing. Our final half-day trip of the year ended with a bang. We took a group of eight guys out on Sunday in search of stripers. Capt Jeff extended the trip by an hour in search of the elusive Striper. The fishing was not good but the weather was ideal. The trip home was punctuated by a report that one of our personal fishing reels, an Avet Reel, had gone missing. After confronting the eight passengers aboard, the reel was nowhere to be found. Capt Jeff notified the local police which met the boat at the dock. As the vessel was docking, mate Judy found the missing reel, not in the cabin, but placed behind the toilet in the head. The police questioned all aboard and sent everyone on their way. A lousy end to a lousy trip. A note to anyone reading this, stealing will not be tolerated aboard the Miss Chris Boats. And to the honest men who were aboard, we are sorry to have to end the trip the way we did.
With this knowledge, we move into Striped Bass fishing. The reports have come from both the ocean and the bay. Short fish with an occasional keeper can be found up Delaware Bay and in some areas closer to Cape May around Structure. There are reports of bigger fish in the Ocean, though nothing within the legal limits. We are concentrating our efforts in the bay and the rips. Fresh bunker has been made available and Capt Bob has a new batch of Live Eels. We will also have clam available. We will be fishing Full Day Trips up till Christmas, please call for weather and fishing reports.
Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Hope to see you aboard this weekend.