2021 Striper Migration Map
Stripers are settling into summertime hotspots like Montauk, Block Island, and Boston Harbor.
Remember that striper fishermen are now required to use circle hooks when using natural bait. Also, let’s all do our best this season to make sure that any stripers we release swim away healthy.
New Jersey Striper Report
In Monmouth County, the beach bite for stripers is decent for schoolies and slot-size fish, but larger bass seem to be thinning out. The Raritan Bay bass bite has cooled as big fish move east.
New York Striper Report
Big stripers are feeding on massive schools of bunker off the South Shore of Long Island and out east there are good numbers of slot and over-slot fish to 50 pounds. On the North Shore, there are good-sized stripers throughout the Sound, with fishermen catching 20- and 30-plus-pound bass with live bunker.
Connecticut/Rhode Island Striper Report
Narragansett Bay continues to hold good numbers of stripers from school-sized to 50-pounders. Block Island is holding big bass, though many anglers are bypassing them to get at the hot bluefin bite south of the island. Big stripers are still around the Eastern Sound, including some bass over the 50-pound mark.
Cape Cod/Massachusetts Striper Report
There have been some good bass caught in the Cape Cod Canal recently and on live mackerel in Cape Cod Bay, at Race Point, and around the backside of the Cape. Monomoy has had a mix of schoolies and some slot-sized fish. Schools of bass are setting up around Boston again, looking like a repeat of last year’s late-June, early-July big bass mayhem.
New Hampshire/Maine Striper Report
Bass into the 40-pound range have reached Maine and New Hampshire, joining a still-growing number of schoolies feeding in the rivers and along the coast.