Ocean City NJ Fish Tale Back Bay Striped Bass Fishing

Ocean City NJ Fish Tale Back Bay Striped Bass Fishing

Fish Tale Charters Back Bay Striped Bass.

Ocean City NJ Fish Tale Back Bay Striped Bass Fishing. We have not been able to fish much this fall because of too much wind blowing most every day. You need to have a pretty ideal day with the weather to pull this trip off. Wednesday 11/7 and Thursday 11/8 were the 2nd and 3rd days we have been able to leave the dock and fish the Bay for Striped Bass. The next 3 days unfortunately are not going to be anything close to ideal.

Ocean City NJ Fish Tale Back Bay Striped Bass Fishing. There was a break in the wind and 11/7 Wednesday was as nice a day as you could get. There was just about a breath of air blowing and the sun was shinning. Got off the dock at 7am and Ran the boat to the Back Bay marsh area we fish and started casting our artificial baits. On the third cast we hooked up to a nice keeper slot Striped Bass at just over 24″. That one went in the fish box with a NJ Fish and Wildlife Striped Bass Bonus Tag. The crew kept casting their baits catching Bass as I piloted the boat to different spots. When we got back to the dock at 11am the guys had caught 7 Striped Bass ranging in size from 18″ to the keeper at 24″. We do not use heavy tackle on this type of fishing trip. So when you hook up to a Bass they bend the rod and fight hard. It’s a ton of fun.

Fish Tale Charters Back Bay Striped Bass.

Ocean City NJ Fish Tale Back Bay Striped Bass Fishing. On Thursday 11/8 the wind was to be North 5 to 10 (wind like this I’ll take every day) and cloudy in the morning. The cloudy part was right yet the 5 to 10 mile an hour wind was WRONG. I got to the marina and knew there was more wind than forecast. Being in the marina I could not tell just how much more wind there was. We got off the dock about 6:30am. As soon as I got out of the marina into the main Bay I knew we were going to have a tough time trying to do the trip. The wind was North yet blowing close to 15mph. I decided to give it a try. As anticipated it was very hard to fish. The boat was drifting way too fast and the guys could not cast against the wind. I was ready to pull the plug and head back to the marina a half hour into the trip. The wind did lay down a little and I found a little cove that protected us from most of the wind. Luckily, there were fish here. The Guys hooked into some (10) Striped Bass. We did not catch any big enough to keep. The wind changed direction to the North East and we were no longer protected in the cove. When the wind came North East it started blowing harder. It was now blowing over 15mph. With that I pulled the plug on the trip. It was impossible to fish. On this Back Bay Striped Bass trip as soon as the wind starts getting close to 15mph or higher it is not fishable. The wind is ideal when it is 5 to 10mph for this trip. The guys agreed and we cut to trip off at 2 hours. The Striped Bass the guys caught ranged in size from 18″ to 22″.

Capt. Craig

Phone 609-391-8230