Bunker Busting Bass – The Jersey Shore Fall Run Begins
The second full moon of our Blue Moon month of October is this Saturday, October 31, an exciting time for those striper lunatics who rely on lunar cycles to gauge the bite. This week, the bunker busters arrived off the North Jersey Coast, with giant striped bass crashing on tight schools of bunker several hundred yards off the beaches of Monmouth County. While the weather forecast from NOAA doesn’t look very enticing over the next 24 hours, the N/NE winds and inshore heave could very well end up putting that menhaden massacre within easy casting distance for Jersey Shore surfcasters. In this week’s full video forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region, pick up a few tips and tactics for working those bait pods with particular focus on tossing artificials into the mix. While anglers in Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties, as well as out along the Delaware coast, anxiously await the arrival of migratory cows, there have been number of reports of smaller ocean run stripers in the inlets, rivers and back bays throughout the southern region. Tautog are still biting along the jetties and deeper sedges too, while black sea bass limits increase on Sunday with a 15 fish bag in New Jersey at 13 inches in minimum size. But again, the big news appears to be the official start of the fall run for the Halloween weekend ahead.