NJ Striper Reports – Have The Cows Come Home?
A 41-inch striped bass on the Delaware River this week is a good sign that spawning stripers are out and about, and with 50-degree water temps registered in local waters it’s a good bet that the striped bass fishery is set to explode in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region. In our video forecast for the weekend ahead, it’s still all about the stripers, even as the best of the seasonal action is still ahead of us. We’re entering the final weekend of March, and tautog fishermen are itching to get back on the grounds as of April 1. We have a report from the upper stretches of the Delaware as well where folks are waiting for the shad run to kick into gear. Winter flounder action in upper Barnegat Bay appears to be heating up, and reports of bunker throughout the region (and the first arriving ospreys) should get your motor running for the warmer days ahead. Temperatures expected in the upper 70s on Friday at the Jersey Shore, 60s on Saturday and Sunday. It sure looks as if spring has sprung; mooo!