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Last three or four mornings. Smaller fish schooled up pushing sand eels up and down the beaches. Lots this AM from Odiorne to Little Boars Head, almost everywhere I looked.

Water at around 68, falling first light tide.

Hmmmmm...............

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Reports of smaller fish is the best news I've heard this year. As far as migration goes - a while back at a CCA NH meeting there was a guest speaker who in his discussion said that studies had shown that schools of stripers will move both up and down the coast in the their search for food - my guess here is that they are following the bait....

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Read the posts on this thread and then happened to go out to a local spot. As soon as I hit the water (fishing from shore), a school of stripers started surfacing, chasing and chowing down a school of bait fish, which were about 3 or 4 inches long. Those bait fish were jumping 2 -4 " out of the water!! What a sight. Needless to say we caught fish and caught them on poppers, which is my personal favorite of the artificials. four fish each... all of them 21-26", in about 30 mins.. I haven't had that much fun in a couple of years.

 

So...is that considered migration behavior or a just a common feeding pattern which occurs all season? I've been up river fishing stripers this season and haven't been out on the coast, until yesterday.

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Schooling up and feeding in water that would normally slow them down (67-68), that is a sign. The urge to eat surpasses the urge to lay on the bottom.

It really couyld be the oddities of the bait availability these last couple years, but hey I found myself driving down Rte 1a looking out the window and not at the road, and that is definite migration behavior!

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Been seeing this all summer at one particular spot. Bait is less than three inches long. Just prior to dawn they are slapping and coming out of the water w/some occasional blues mixed in. Fun show.

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