Fishing Report 10-27-13
Striper fishing is beginning to heat up as we approach the first week of November. As air temperatures continue to plummet, so do the water temps and the action seems to be improving.
On the beach front, try throwing a swimming plug or a top-water lure at dawn or dusk to catch stripers. A few nice fish have been taken recently off the beaches around Absecon Island. Staying close to structure such as a jetty, groin, or a rip will help you locate them. Fresh bunker and clams have also been taking some bass from the beach as well. A few bluefish have been in the mix, however most of them are small.
In the back bays, try drifting with eels, spot, and clam around the Margate and Longport causeways. A fair amount of stripers have been caught this way. Throwing lures along the sod banks on the high tide will work as well.
The Tog bite has been fair to good in the back bays of Margate and Longport and off of the inlet jetties. Green crab is the way to go. Pay close attention, as these bait thieves will leave you wondering how you can go through a few dozen green crabs in a short period of time.
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