2020 Striper Migration Map
Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, spawning-size, 30-pound bass have migrated north and are available pretty much from Long Island, NY to southern Maine. Of course, they are always more prevalent in some areas than others, but you never know what you’ll catch on your next cast!
Please share your observations in the comments below and let us know how this spring migration has stacked up to past seasons. There’s still plenty of great striper fishing ahead – make sure you’re signed up for The Striper Cup!
Chesapeake Bay Striper Report
Maryland DNR has begun reporting their Striped Bass Summer Fishing Advisory Forecast, aimed at reducing striped bass mortality during the summer fishing season. A color-coded recommendation system allows anglers to plan their striped bass fishing trips up to seven days in advance. As bay water temperatures climb into the 80s and deeper waters may be impacted by plankton bloom die-offs, this information will be very important to anglers wishing to conserve the striped bass resource in Maryland.
New Jersey Striper Report
Striped bass fishing has slowed with rising water temperatures in southern New Jersey and anglers are targeting other species. Off northern New Jersey, there are schoolies along the beaches. Big bass have moved out of Raritan Bay, but boats working toward New York waters are still catching a few big stripers.
New York – Hudson River and Long Island Striper Report
On Long Island, big post-spawn bass to 50 pounds are moving east in Long Island Sound and along the south shore out to Montauk and Block Island.
Connecticut/Rhode Island Striper Report
Big bass are setting up on the reefs off easter Connecticut, outside Narragansett Bay, and around Block Island.
Cape Cod/ Massachusetts Striper Report
Big bass have moved in along the Elizabeth Islands, into Cape Cod Bay, and outside Boston Harbor
New Hampshire and Maine Striper Report
Huge schools of menhaden (pogies) have drawn in big stripers to New Hampshire and southern Maine waters, with fish to 40 pounds along with good numbers of 24- to 34-inch bass.