Giving Thanks for NJ’s Incredible Striper Run of ‘22
If you happened to miss out on the incredible run of fish in this Friday’s “Substitute Teachers Day Blitz of ‘22” at the Jersey Shore, the good news is that the fall run of stripers continues into this holiday weekend! In recent years Thanksgiving has been very much been the pinnacle of the fall striped bass run at the Jersey Shore; based on footage from recent blitz conditions with the surf line packed tight with bait, one can reasonably expect to find those bunker-busting scenes somewhere along the beaches this week as well. Check out a few of the most recent surf catches, and take a sneak peek at the weather forecast before deciding on which beach you may want to start your bass hunt this week. Plus, details on tautog, black sea bass, weekend tournaments and our weekly freshwater report from on location in the Pocono’s. Give thanks, and catch ‘em up!
Northern New Jersey Fishing Reports
JB Kasper-Northern New Jersey Highlights
November 21, 2022 - 10:59:09
The onslaught of striped bass moving through northern coastal waters continued unabated as the month of November was slipping into the history books. To say this past falls striped bass run was one for the record books would not do justice to the fishing anglers enjoyed starting in mid-September and into the Thanksgiving week. Its anybodys guess as to how far into December the fishing will go, but every day we catch stripers will add to the legend of the year 2022. In my 60 logged years of logged fishing and 40-years of writing I have never seen anything like this years striper fishing and it isnt over yet. There are still plenty of baitfish in northern waters and there will still be bass moving down the coast, so dont pack those rods away yet. The nice thing is stripers are not the only fish anglers have to look forward to in December. Blackfishing is just starting to heat up and a few boats are already scheduling offshore bottom fishing trips for sea bass, ling, cod, porgies and other winter delights. Winter flounder fishing is building in Shark River and other areas as well.