A 23-1/2-pound
striped bass from the
Absecon Inlet area in
mid-May at Absecon Bay
Sportsman Center, Absecon.
Larger stripers were
definitely on the move, the
shop reported. That meant
they were sliding out of
spawning habitat and beginning
to migrate the ocean
close to shore, heading
toward cooler water to
the north for summer. This
angler stopped in because
he thought the fish weighed
heavier than 30 pounds,
according to a friend’s scale,
and wanted to grab the
shop’s annual $100 gift certificate
for the year’s first striper
30 pounds or heavier. But the
the shop’s scale showed that
the fish weighed less. This
is the time of year
when that prize
is usually won.
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