I brushed our first measurable snowfall of the year off the boat’s deck and backed out of the slip around 12:30pm yesterday. It was FREEZING cold with a brisk northwest wind doing nothing to make it feel any better. But the striped bass action is running red hot and I knew that would be all it took to get warmed up.

First snow of the winter did NOTHING to slow down the crazy striper action

First snow of the winter did NOTHING to slow down the crazy striper action

Arrived on the grounds and was greeted with HUGE flocks of seabirds, gulls, gannets and terns, wheeling, screeching and diving on baitfish being driven to the surface by the striped bass feeding on them. Bass were rolling on the surface all around the boat and it did not take very long for me to forget just how cold it was out there.

Striped Bass Charter Boat Diamond Jigging Striped Bass

A Fraction of the birds wheeling over the feeding stripers

Simple technique in use today, drop a diamond jig to the bottom and then reel up a striped bass!! I had non-stop frenzy all to myself for almost 3 hours with not another boat in sight. I caught countless stripers in the high teens class, what they lacked in size they more then made up for in sheer numbers. It got to the point where I had to stop and surrender to the sore arms so I headed back to the marina arriving back right at dusk in time for a magnificent sunset. What a great day considering how nasty it was in the morning hours with all the snow.

Striped Bass Fishing Charter Boat on Long Island New York Maybe Tonight Charters

Beautiful Sunset following a great day of striper fishing

Still TONS of fish out there and we should have them right through the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond barring any major coastal storms messing us up.