2016 Striper Migration Map
Big stripers are moving north and settling into summer locations. There are several hotspots this week that have been producing striped bass over the 40-pound mark, including northern New Jersey, the South Shore of Long Island, Eastern Long Island Sound, Outer Cape Cod, and the Massachusetts North Shore.
Chesapeake Bay Striper Report
The Maryland DNR reported that striped bass fishing has fallen into typical summer patterns throughout Chesapeake Bay and in some of its tributaries. Schoolie stripers are making up the majority of the catch.
New Jersey Striper Report
Bass into the 20-pound range are being landed in the bays and surf of South Jersey, with fresh clams producing some large bass for South Jersey surfcasters. From Island Beach State Park north to Sandy Hook in North Jersey, the live-lining bite turned on, with fishermen catching stripers from 30 to 50 pounds on live bunker, poppers, and swimming plugs. Trolling bunker spoons and mojo rigs continues to work as well.
New York – Long Island Striper Report
Post-spawn stripers that left the Hudson River have improved the fishing in Western Long Island Sound. Big bass are spreading toward the East End. White Water Marine reported a 60-pound bass caught out of Fire Island Inlet this week. Read more in the Long Island Fishing Report.
Connecticut Striper Report
The bass are getting bigger along the Connecticut coast, with big fish action shifting from the mouths of the tidal rivers out to the reefs and the Race, where fish to 50 pounds were landed this week. View the Connecticut Fishing Report.
Rhode Island Striper Report
Big bass are still being caught in Narragansett Bay around bunker schools and out toward Newport. View the Rhode Island Fishing Report.
Cape Cod Striper Report
Cape Cod Bay and Race Point have been hot with schools of bass in the 20-pound class and several fish over 40 pounds. View the Cape Cod Fishing Report
Massachusetts Striper Report
Big bass are being caught on live mackerel on the ledges off Scituate, Hull, and north of the harbor, where several bass over 40 pounds were reported this week. Schoolie stripers are dominating from Cape Ann to Plum Island, but there are plenty of 20-pound bass are in the mix. Read about it in the Massachusetts Fishing Report
New Hampshire and Maine Striper Report
Bass in excess of 20 pounds have been caught along the Seacoast. Read about it in the New Hampshire and Maine Fishing Report.