Striper Migration Map – June 30, 2017

Now that bass have mostly settled into their summer haunts, this will be our final Striper Migration Map of the season.


Long Island is still holding big stripers around the bunker schools, but the most consistent action has shifted east toward the waters off Montauk.

In Connecticut, the striper fishing has picked up a bit after a slow spring. Fishermen are catching at the Race and around the Connecticut River.

In Rhode Island, the bulk of the large stripers seem to have shifted to Newport and over to Block Island. Fishing is improving around the Watch Hill Reefs as well.

The Cape Cod Canal has given up some big bass over the past week, and there has been an excellent bite (and plenty of boat traffic) at Race Point and around to the backside of the Cape.

Some very large stripers are being caught just north of Boston Harbor and on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The big bass moving through the Cape Cod Canal should reappear along the coast this week.

The New Hampshire Seacoast up to Maine is seeing more consistent large fish as well, but the bite has shifted out of the rivers and onto the beaches.

6 on “Striper Migration Map – June 30, 2017

  1. Mike Punty

    Is there a striper migration map for the west coast, the get stripers out there too. Would be interesting to know.

  2. Pat

    I will be looking to fish for stripers from the shore or a pier or jetti. Does anybody have any recommendations. I have surf rods. I also have fast action rods with different lures and sassy shads. Where are my best chances to catch a nice striper. I am willing to travel. Thanks.

    1. Chris

      Try up at Popham Beach and the New Meadows river in Maine right now. The 30 plus pounders are due any day now but still catching some legal keepers at this time. Now that the new moon is over the time is right for the 40+ pounders but their are so many just keeper size so be picked on what you keep. At Low tide fish behind Fort Popham . This is where the Kenbebeck River meets the ocean and it’s always dredged to 100 to 125 feet for the Bath Me ship yards to get their Destroyers and other huge military ships out to the ocean. Big Poppers White and Mackeral Color are working Great at this time. The best bait is Live Mackeral if you can catch a few and hook through the back ,cast out and wait. Good Luck all.

    2. BILLY

      I’ve been out for the last 3 weeks right off the beach Raritan bay a lot of action on outgoing using shads and weighted eels green seems to be a good color right now

  3. Chris

    Things are getting hot up near Fort Popham in Phippsburg Maine. For Sure the Hogs will be there very soon. Been catching up to 20 pounders right now but things are getting better every day. Tight Lines all.

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