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#1 surfbrudda

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Posted February 22 2010 - 8:16 PM

I am new to Striped Bass Fishing in NJ, started late last year.. I fish on Long Beach Island.

Can anyone tell me when the Stripers start coming back up the coast and arrive in the NJ area ? I missed the early season last year and don;t want to miss it again

Thanks

Surfbrudda


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#2 golfs321

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Posted February 22 2010 - 9:33 PM

the season opens back up in the bays on march 1. follow the crowds


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Posted February 22 2010 - 10:06 PM

If u like wind, cold, rain, and some snow, March 1st will b opening day.


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#4 J Barbosa

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Posted February 22 2010 - 10:46 PM

If you sit behind your computer waiting for someone to post a report you will miss it again this year.
March 1st if you can handle the weather.


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#5 RandyMossBunker

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Posted February 22 2010 - 11:04 PM

Im not sure why everyone believes March weather is 'soooo bad' . In my opinion, its not much dif. than the December weather we all subject ourselves to.


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Posted February 22 2010 - 11:40 PM

Early can be tough but guys do it and catch fish. Lotta bait slinging in the bays. I'm bugging out at this point. I'll probably try to make a trip in the middle of March.
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#7 BassinJ

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Posted February 23 2010 - 12:01 AM

I start plugging the beaches out front again in April....but thats just me.. For out back, the season opens March 1st, but thats bait and wait fishing... I'll do it, but I much rather be plugging.


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Posted February 23 2010 - 12:35 AM

Season opens March 1st but no one really starts fishing till about July 28th


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Posted February 23 2010 - 2:33 AM

I start plugging the beaches out front again in April....but thats just me.. For out back, the season opens March 1st, but thats bait and wait fishing... I'll do it, but I much rather be plugging.

ill be pluggin! and not where everyone thinks!


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Posted February 23 2010 - 9:07 AM

Bait and wait? I catch alot of bass on plugs in march. Not outfow enhanced waters either.


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Posted February 23 2010 - 10:08 AM

Bait and wait? I catch alot of bass on plugs in march. Not outfow enhanced waters either.



I'll be going out the first weekend of march trying some plugging and bait n wait. I want to see for myself what works best...


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Posted February 23 2010 - 10:34 AM

I am new to Striped Bass Fishing in NJ, started late last year.. I fish on Long Beach Island.

Can anyone tell me when the Stripers start coming back up the coast and arrive in the NJ area ? I missed the early season last year and don;t want to miss it again

Thanks

Surfbrudda


it doesn't : unfortunately the fish keep swimming by


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#13 BrianZ

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Posted February 23 2010 - 10:46 AM

earliest legal (+28") striper i ever caught was 3/16 on a jig.
and i agree with Randybunka, march is just like december in weather but since most of us have been sitting on our a$$es all winter it takes a couple weeks to get acclimated.


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#14 bido

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Posted February 23 2010 - 10:51 AM

My season out front usually begins when I see the trucks start racing by, pencil poppers already rigged, cell phones in hand, cigarettes being flicked out the windows ....there's just no discreetness anymore

Usually I have been catching them in the back for a month prior in complete seclusion.


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Posted February 23 2010 - 10:59 AM

I'll be going out the first weekend of march trying some plugging and bait n wait. I want to see for myself what works best...



I take that back, I just found this new rig i want to try. Its a hybrid of the clambrella, i heard guys were killing it last year with this.


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