You may think of bluefish as being ruthless predators unable to control their bloodlust long enough to create a coordinated attack.
Usually, by mid-June, the Migration Map is pretty easy to color in.
Most anglers can agree, catching their first fish of the season is a wonderful feeling, especially if they spot the little hitchhiking sea lice on the fish’s backs.
The big bass continue to swim north, with 30-plus-pounders reported north of Boston this week.
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Big stripers seem to be in no hurry to leave New Jersey, where several 50-pounders were caught again this week.
Monster stripers are on the move this week, with several being reported in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
2018 Striper Migration Map Spawning seems to be finished in the Chesapeake, and large post-spawn fish have reached New Jersey this week, joining the fish leaving the Delaware Bay.
On The Water’s Chris Megan and Jimmy Fee head south to Island Beach State Park to target gator-sized bluefish from shore with surfcasting legend Shell E Caris.
Spawning activity continues in the upper Chesapeake, but most of it is completed in the major rivers and big post-spawn bass are moving back down the bay toward the open ocean, where they’ll be taking a hard left toward the Northeast.