Photo Gallery: May’s Jumbo Stripers - The Fisherman

Photo Gallery: May’s Jumbo Stripers

The spring of 2022 will long be remembered for its incredible run of monster striped bass at the Jersey Shore.  Since our last “jumbo striper” spotlight in the April 18, 2022 edition of The Fisherman, a cavalcade of fresh, new migratory fish arrived along the front beaches, with readers submitting photos in late May and early June of some truly amazing catch & release striped bass with a number of PB (personal best) fish.

PATRICK-DUFF
Subscriber Patrick Duff had his personal best bass this season around the Memorial Day weekend fishing in 50 feet of water off Monmouth Beach registering this 50-inch fish (along with a 48-incher) during a somewhat slow troll bite.
Al Rotunno
Al Rotunno said he was out one morning in late May with buddies Joe Flip, Jay and his son Mikey out of Manasquan Inlet drifting eels over structure/rocks where Joe caught and released this beautiful bass measuring 51 inches in length!
PHIL-TACKLE-BOX
Phil Sciortino sneaked away from the Tackle Box for a few hours last month to fish the Chuck “Tyman” Many method with live eels under planers for bass to 50 pounds.
John-and-Gigi
John and Gigi fished with their friend Norman about a mile outside of Sandy Hook where they dropped green mojos in 20 feet of water for Gigi’s personal best striped bass. “Fish was safely released via the transom door,” added John.
Pauly-Walnuts
Young Matthew Eulner doesn’t often to get to fish with dad Pauly “Walnuts”, but after scoring a monster striped bass like this one you can imagine the father and son will undoubtedly be out again before the run is up. Photo courtesy of Capt. Brian Rice.
Fred-Person
Mark down another “PB” for Fred Person who reeled in this beast of a 48-inch striper along the North Jersey grounds while fishing aboard a Jersey Nutz charter.
ozzie-lopez
This 45-inch striped bass that Ozzie Lopez is getting ready to release from early June is a good reminder (note the bite marks on the back) that there’s always another fish out there that’s just a little bit bigger.
Ervin-Ray
This one is for the surfcasters who often say “boat fish don’t count;” Ervin Ray emailed us in early June after some night eeling at the Jersey Shore produced this 47-1/2-inch fish that Ervin estimated at somewhere north of 40 pounds.

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