We dropped diamond jigs into the frenzy and were hooked up with schoolie stripers instantly. We spent the rest of the day landing somewhere between 50-60 striped bass on the jigs. While the size was severely lacking, numbers sure weren't
On our second drift I landed a striped bass that went 23lbs on the boga scale before we released it. Thinking it was going to happen
With such amazing weather forecast for today I once again left the boat at the dock and headed to a local south shore beach. After short ride down the sand I once again came across large schools of bunker being raided by GIGANTIC bluefish
decent shot of fish within range due to the amount of bait that has been up against the beaches along the entire south shore of Long Island. What I came across was something I have NEVER seen in my whole life.
At the Captains meeting the night before I had told a couple of buddies that with the way action had been I believed it would take a 30-35lb class fish to grab one of the top 15 spots on the leaderboard. Back at the View for the weigh-in I put a 29.2 lb striper
We found nice signs of life just about immediately outside Fire Island Inlet, marking large schools of bunker on the fishfinder. We worked over a bunch of different schools before finally connecting with what turned out to be the best one of the trip