Striped bass fishing became good since Friday on Raritan Bay aboard, said Capt. Derek from Fisher Price Charters. A mix of throwbacks and keepers were clammed and trolled on plugs, and lots of bunker and herring schooled. Dates are still available for charters into May and June, and the fishing should keep improving. The next open-boat trips will sail Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon. Telephone to climb aboard or to be kept informed about future open trips. Fisher Price each year finds the bass on the bay at first, and later fishes for them on the ocean.
Finally, some much improved striped bass fishing in the last few days, Capt. Pete from the Hyper Striper wrote in an e-mail. Frank Eckhart’s charter on Saturday morning caught them best, limiting out on the stripers to 18 pounds, releasing many throwbacks. In the afternoon, the Frank Mills party bagged four stripers and released some throwbacks. On Sunday, Jeff Sheets and crew picked away at eight keepers and a bunch of shorts. Catches in recent days also included a good pick of stripers to 33 inches for Tom Guase’s gang on a morning trip, and seven keepers to 18 pounds plus shorts for Steve Bommer’s group.