Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Early day report ... with partial bass alert ...
Friday, November 10, 2017: Might this be the beginning? Below you’ll see the first dang-decent influx of stripers into the Classic -- three fish over 20 pounds. What’s more, there were some take-home non-Classic bass caught on the north end. What’s more, the only beach section I saw even marginally busy was in Surf City. There could be bass a-flow Island-long. Nonetheless, it’s too early to issue a full-blown bass alert, except for the areas where the weigh-ins have issued forth.
The beach bass action is very much bunker-based but I’m betting the waters will become highly pluggable as the last of the turbid water is muscled out from the effects of northwest winds -- eventually going NE, then SE. That SE wind phase will offer real high bassing potential.
With this sudden striper showing, I’m betting we’ll see a well-attended surfcasting weekend, despite the cold and the winds. More folks out and about should offer a better read on how widespread the bass mass might be. I have to think the south end will see stripers, especially from Spray Beach through Beach Haven.
Sorry, but ocean boat bassing will be an untenable war against the winds for today and likely tomorrow. I’m sure there will still be some bayside boat stripering.
There are still small bass galore in the bay, though the west in these winds will make fishing for them more difficult in many areas where it had been a breeze catching them. Once the winds back off, nighttime bay schoolies will once again be ready to offer light tackle fun.
With temps possibly getting into the teens on the Island tonight, this might be a good time to turn off outside showers and such, though I’m risking it since I really need the hose. Also, temps will rebound nicely by Sunday and stay well above freezing throughout the coming week.
|Today, 6:05 AM||Jim Larson||Striped Bass||23.54||Barnegat Light||Plug|
|Today, 12:25 AM||Peter Kelly||Striped Bass||27.84||Surf City||Bunker|
|Yesterday, 6:20 PM||Dennis Stepien||Striped Bass||9.68||Surf City||Bunker|
|Yesterday, 1:55 PM||Cathy Thiel||Striped Bass||15.90||Surf City||Bunker|
|Yesterday, 1:45 PM||Tim Scattergood||Striped Bass||9.32||Spray Beach||Bunker|
|Yesterday, 1:10 PM||Thomas Daly||Striped Bass||10.22||Harvey Cedars||Bunker|
|Yesterday, 11:37 AM||Merle Van Liere||Striped Bass||22.74||Loveladies||bunker|