Throwback to Opening Day

Reports from yesterday’s official opening day were positive. The hot spots hold fish all winter so the great catching there is not news. What is news?  We received info from a couple different anglers at the shop all with positive reports. A number of of them were in on the action at a famous early season spot. We also got great news from anglers fishing the Delaware River.  The season is off to a great start so if you want to fish gear up and go.

Greg O’Connell took his two sons and reported, “Rain and blowing 30 out of the south… no problem! My kids had a great time. We blew through bloods catching 3-4 dozen short stripers. The largest was about 26″. The bay temperature was 52 degrees!” Now that is awesome news! 52 degrees in the bay is crazy for this time of year. With out a doubt, the bluefish will be here soon if not already!

Here’s Ryan O’Connell (age 14) with one of many bass he caught on opening day.

Maybe you saw Hutch Jr’s post at the Fisherman Magazine today. If not check it out on their site. He shared info on the season’s first keeper bass which came from the Mullica River. The keeper bass was caught in the mix of numerous shorts. He also mentioned perch.
Expect congested fishing at the early season spots. Please into it with a friendly attitude with respect for the locations, the people and have fun! It’s finally officially striped bass fishing season! Let’s go fishing. 

Author: FishHead.Greg

Born, raised and living in Ship Bottom at the heart of Long Beach Island, Greg's surrounded by the Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Greg is an accomplished angler with great knowledge of saltwater fishing from the light tackle back waters to the surf and jetty as well as inshore and offshore big game fishing. Whether you are new to fishing or new to Long Beach Island, Greg wants to help. Questions about knot tying, fishing rods and reels, problems, techniques, locations? Just ask. Stop by Fisherman's Headquarters and say hello.

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