Report Date: June 11, 2018
Another great week in the books for the Western Sound. Lots of bunker schooled up with either Striped Bass sitting under them and/or Bluefish chasing them. All of this action has brought us some the best spring fishing in years. We took a quick trip on Tuesday evening and trolled spoons, Mojos and umbrella rigs in 60" of water. In a short period of time we picked up 2 nice Stripers and a bluefish. Saturday we had some guests in from NJ and was greeted with calm water, great temps and sun! Again, the Western Sound did not disappoint us, we had multiple hook ups of bass and blues with the largest Striper being 20 lbs. Fish were hitting everything from squid rigs to spoons and even daisy chains on top water! Check us out on Facebook or Instagram to see all the pictures.
Report Date: May 27, 2018
The Western Sound has exploded this past week with tons of bass and blues being caught. We took a quick trip Friday morning to 60' of water and started to go on the troll right away dropping in the Mojo's or Bunker Spoons. The screens on the Garmin's were instantly lit up with nice big arches hovering around even bigger bait balls. Once we started to hook up, we boated four healthy stripers and all were released back into Long Island Sound to continue their migration. Saturday morning we had the pleasure of taking 3 generations of Santoro's fishing on the Road Work Ahead. These 3 gents drove in from Ohio to fish with us! We again went right to the Bunker Spoons and Mojo's and quickly got a response from a hungry striper. We continued to mark fish non-stop but the bite went silent for a good 90 minutes, then a nice solid 28lb striper got teased into the green Mojo to put us at 2 for 2 on the morning. After boating the second striper, we got a call from a fellow captian on a feeding frenzy about 2 miles away. We pulled the lines and took the quick run southeast and dropped a spoon in to a depth of 30'. As soon as we set the drag, we got a bite! What a way to end the day with the Santoro's! Today's morning and afternoon trips ended up the same. Our morning trip had one big hook up on the spoon that broke us off at the leader. It was a big fish and would love to have that one back. We finished with two bluefish and two stripers in the 28lb range, and both were released. The afternoon brought the same results: lots of marks and a couple of bluefish. Out of the two that were hooked, Meredith caught her first striper that was 34lbs. Click on our Instagram link for all the pictures from the weekend.
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Report Date: May 11, 2018
It has been a slow start to the 2018 season, this is mostly sue to water temps hovering between 48 and 52 degrees. Although the striped bass are on the move into the area, it seems the ones that are here are being just a bit finicky. There are reports of schoolies being caught on topwater but it seems the bigger fish just aren't chewing yet. On May 10th we fished the Inaugural NY Charity Classic benefiting the TJ Martell Foundation out of North Cove Marina in NYC. The overcast day with a south wind made for some tough fishing conditions. We started the afternoon trolling the west side of the "Flats", after marking some fish and not having any takers we headed into Raritan Bay. We marked bait and fish but none these fish wanted our Mojos. In the last hour of the tourney we went back to the flats and anchored in 20' of water. We tossed in 3 chunks and the 4th rod we put a whole bunker on the hook. Sure enough an 18.50lb striper fell for it which was also the heaviest striper of the tourney. You can check out the pics for the tournament by clicking here 🦈