2016 Striper Migration Map
Big stripers continue their march north, with 30-pounders crashing Boston Harbor just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend. 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 have started to mix in with the schoolies from Cape Ann to New Hampshire’s Seacoast.
Chesapeake Bay Striper Report
The Maryland DNR reported that striper fishing is excellent in Chesapeake Bay for bass in the 20- to 26-inch range. The lower bay region offers the best chance at finding a 30-inch plus bass.
New Jersey Striper Report
Bass into the 20-pound range have been landed in the bays and rivers in South Jersey. From Island Beach State Park north to Belmar in North Jersey, schools of bunker off the beaches have been discovered by big migrating bass.
New York – Long Island Striper Report
Post-spawn stripers are leaving the Hudson River and should invigorate the fishing in Western Long Island Sound. Bass to 30 pounds are being caught at the West End of Long Island and the big bass are slowly spreading east. Read more in the Long Island Fishing Report.
Connecticut Striper Report
Stripers in the 30- to 40-inch range are chasing herring and bunker along the coast and into the tidal rivers. Fishing on the reefs is beginning to pick up. View the Connecticut Fishing Report.
Rhode Island Striper Report
Stripers to 36 inches have spread out from the South County beaches to Narragansett Bay. Fish to 30 pounds have been caught in the upper bay and in rivers around schools of bunker. View the Rhode Island Fishing Report.
Cape Cod Striper Report
Bass in the 20-pound range are moving through the Elizabeth Islands, Buzzards Bay, and the Cape Cod Canal. Cape Cod Bay has been hot with schools of keeper bass up to 30 pounds. Schoolies are abundant in the harbors and along the south side. View the Cape Cod Fishing Report
Massachusetts Striper Report
Big bass crashed the mackerel schools this week, with fish in the 20- to 30-pound class being caught on live macks on the reefs and ledges off Scituate and Hull. Schoolie stripers are dominating from the North Shore to Plum Island, but 20-pound bass are starting to mix in. Read about it in the Massachusetts Fishing Report
New Hampshire and Maine Striper Report
Schoolie stripers are in Southern Maine waters, and bass in the 30-inch class are showing up around herring runs. Read about it in the New Hampshire and Maine Fishing Report.