Our guest speaker was Captain Paul Eidman of Menhaden Defenders, Reel Therapy Charters, and the...
October 2022 wrap up
October has been hot for stripers in our area.
Club members have been reporting very large bass over the limit.
Capt. Jim F - 50" striper released caught on live bunker
Fred T - 44" trolling off Lavallette - 55 ft on a green bunker spoon. Bunker were there but not like the previous week. No whales.
Louis C - skunked
Frank C - went out of BI. Lots of dogfish. Tried eels early off the BI rocks. Trolled. Live lined bunker. Skunked. Headed out to try for Sea Bass, more dogfish and searobins, a short fluke, two blowfish
Sean W -
Left inlet around 2 PM - 44" - live bunker off Sea Watch, Colin with a 38", and a 47" successfully released
Followed Capt Freda's advice to stay coast to the pods and switch over to circle hooks after snagging.
John S - reports a lot of boats off Sea Girt/Spring Lake, rough surf. Plenty of bait but no stripers.
Fred T - Had the Jewells out. Scored a 44" right outside inlet in 45 feet of water on a white spoon:
Jack P - out with Luis C and John S - trolling with bunker spoons 42"
Jim F - "Now is the time for your bass of a lifetime"
Sean W - "Do you think smaller fish are on the way"
Jim F - "Yes, middle of November through December"
Fred T - Fished with the Monger today. Had an 8-man limit of keepers and dozens of slobs. All keepers came in the morning.