As of April 1, the spring striper migration is fully underway in southern New Jersey. Despite some unseasonably cold weather for this time of year, there’s been plenty of good fishing around the back bays.
Winter holdovers kept anglers busy, but massive schools of menhaden and large bodies of migratory schoolies have moved in to southern Jersey’s backwaters. To better understand the early season bite, I spoke to Captain Brian Williams of Badfish Charters in Ocean City, NJ.
Over the next 13 weeks, we’ll give you weekly striper season updates with captains, anglers, shop owners and more from New Jersey to Maine. Subscribe to On The Water on YouTube for more information on the spring striped bass migration!