Striper Migration Map – June 25, 2021

Big Bass Settle in to Summer Spots

Striper Migration Map

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.
Striper Migration Map

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.

Read the Southern New Jersey Fishing Report 
Read the Northern New Jersey Fishing Report

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.

Read the Long Island Fishing Report

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.

Read the Connecticut Fishing Report
Read the Rhode Island Fishing Report


 

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.

Read the Cape Cod Fishing Report
Read the Massachusetts Fishing Report

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.

• Read the New Hampshire and Maine Fishing Report

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