July 9 Stubborn Stripers

July 9 Stubborn Stripers

The last day or two the action has slowed down some. Lots of fish around, but not very hungry. This morning some of the guys went out front in the mouth of the river. There were many schools of bass on the surface milling about. They were easily spooked, and lots of fish per school. It was very hard to make them eat. Some tepid strikes on topwater plugs, and a couple of fish on sluggos, but minimal fun for the amount of fish seen. It’s possible that they are just too full form the swarms and swarms of Sand Eels and Sand Lances both inside and outside the river. Some of this bait is quite large, attracting squads of divebombing gannets. Here’s a pic of the food the bass are most likely eating. It was snagged while trying out a jig in 14 feet of water.

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All has not been bad this week. One of the locals sent us these, along with this comment: I caught this bass approx 2 miles off Hampton Beach , the school was driving herring to the surface, the gulls were diving and my guests from out of town were wide eyed at the action on the surface. -Spencer.

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James Waldron
james@simplemics.com

Stickman is the resident web design guy at Surfland. We pay him in eels.

2 Comments
  • Anguillaman
    Posted at 14:50h, 09 July

    Fishing from the “surf” on the River has been a bust of late and with the greenheads swarming in the refuge, where is the Striper fisherman to go.

  • fishojoe
    Posted at 17:15h, 10 July

    i caught 2 25s and the guy next to me caught a 28 and a 22 and the guy next to him caught a 20 and thats surf on thursday late afternoon as the tide came in

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