2016 Striper Migration Map
Big stripers continue their march north, with 30-pounders reported in the Cape Cod Canal and on the ledges of Boston Harbor. The trophy striper fishing continues in New Jersey, and big bass are pushing east along both shores of Long Island. Striped bass in the 20-pound class are mixing in with the schoolies from Cape Ann to Maine.
Chesapeake Bay Striper Report
The Maryland DNR reported that striped bass are very active in a wide variety of habitats and locations so there is something for everyone. Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and the tidal rivers is open to the standard striped bass regulations (Bag limit is 2 fish, minimum size is 20 inches, only one of which can be equal to or greater than 28 inches). The 2011 year class is coming on strong and most are catching their two fish limit in short order.
New Jersey Striper Report
Bass into the 20-pound range are being landed in the bays and rivers in South Jersey. From Island Beach State Park north to Sandy Hook in North Jersey, bunker spoons and mojo rigs are taking most of the big bass, with god numbers in the 30-pound class.
New York – Long Island Striper Report
Post-spawn stripers leaving the Hudson River have improved the fishing in Western Long Island Sound. Bass to 30 pounds are spreading toward the East End. Read more in the Long Island Fishing Report.
Connecticut Striper Report
The bass are getting bigger along the Connecticut coast, with stripers up to 40 pounds chasing herring and bunker at the mouths of the tidal rivers. Fishing on the reefs continues to pick up. View the Connecticut Fishing Report.
Rhode Island Striper Report
Stripers to 40 inches have spread out from the South County beaches to Narragansett Bay, and the biggest bass are being caught in the upper bay on snagged bunker. View the Rhode Island Fishing Report.
Cape Cod Striper Report
A slug of big bass in the 20- to 40-pound range has moved into the Elizabeth Islands and Buzzards Bay. Bass to 30 pounds have been caught this week in the Cape Cod Canal. Cape Cod Bay and Race Point have been hot with schools of keeper bass including many in the 20-pound class. View the Cape Cod Fishing Report
Massachusetts Striper Report
Big bass are being caught on live mackerel, mostly in deep water and on the ledges off Scituate, Hull, and the outer harbor islands. Schoolie stripers are dominating from the North Shore to Plum Island, but more 20-pound bass are in the mix. Read about it in the Massachusetts Fishing Report
New Hampshire and Maine Striper Report
Keeper stripers are in Southern Maine waters, and bass to 20 pounds have been caught along the Seacoast. Read about it in the New Hampshire and Maine Fishing Report.