In Week 9 of the 14-week video series, OTW Assistant Editor Matt Haeffner speaks to Jenni Ackerman, a custom rod builder, surfcaster and employee at Grumpy’s Tackle in Seaside Park, New Jersey. A lot has changed for striped bass anglers since our Week 1 and Week 2 installations in New Jersey, and Jenni is here to share how to stay bent.
Jenni and Matt speak about striper migration patterns in NJ since April 1, the presence of bait, the open beach clam bite, Jenni’s rod building skills, and some productive striper plugs. As we turn the corner on June, Jenni shares what to expect for the summer striper bite. Watch the full video above!
Stop by the store or check out Grumpy’s online: www.grumpystackle.com