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Delaware Bay Report

Report from Tuesday, December 12.

| Port Elizabeth | Cape May | Last Week's Report |
THIS IS THE YEAR’S FINAL DELAWARE BAY REPORT!

THE REPORT KICKS BACK OFF IN APRIL
Port Elizabeth
A few striped bass were trolled from the ocean, Sharon from The Girls Place Bait & Tackle guessed, she said. Nothing was reported about fishing on Delaware Bay, and the shop will be open through Sunday and closed afterward for a break through winter. Anglers had hoped the fall migration of stripers would swim into the bay, and the migration did arrive in the ocean off South Jersey in past weeks. But nothing or little was ever reported about fishing the migration in the bay. A snowstorm Saturday and strong wind forecast for Sunday didn’t help produce news. People at a tackle show that Sharon visited last week said stripers were still hooked off Long Island, N.Y. Those might’ve been smaller stripers, the ones that make up the tail end of the migration. But not a small number of stripers seemed to remain farther north, including better-sized off Long Beach Island, N.J. That suggests that the southerly migration could continue off South Jersey for a time. Business was now winding down at the store for the season. Whatever bait that’s in demand will be stocked through Sunday, and the store is also accepting orders for bait. The store usually reopens in March sometime. The Girls Place, located on Route 47, just after Route 55 ends, carries a large supply of bait and tackle, and is the long, one-story, yellow building on the right. It’s on the way to the bay.