Striped Bass

While out there on the water its my target. My passion. I want to catch a big bass. And that is where the fun starts. From the preparation to getting out there and then lost in the pursuit of fooling a bass to take an artificial offering.

10/18/2016 43 inch Bass on 3 Oz Bucktail and Fat Cow Trailer

As of the end of 2016, that is my largest Striper caught at 43 inches above. Caught in the light and in rips

May 23, 5:45 AM 41" on Jrod Metal
May 23, 5:45 AM 41″ on Jrod Metal

Caught when I saw “funny water” a good 100 yards out in the ocean. Made what was likely one of my longest casts on a Breakaway Omega Rod with  a 4 oz metal. It hit the water, started sinking and a few cranks in and I was hooked up.

Big Fischer Darter 3:40 AM
Big Fischer Darter 3:40 AM

The Bass above was my largest weighing Bass as of the end of 2015 (2016 a larger one was caught). It was ~40 inches long and caught in a Rip. Great fight, I was alone and caught 2 others on the Big Fisher Mega Darter before this one

White Water, Super Strike and Bass
White Water, Super Strike and Bass

The Green SS Popper is a huge favorite. In White water its a great plug

Habs Sr needle
Habs Sr needle

While not a “big” Striper it was one of 12 caught that were between 24 inches and 32 inches between 3:00 and 5:00 AM. There were Stripers in a trough 4 feet from the beach. Was fun catching them on a Habs Needle.

Super Strike Darter, 4:00 AM
Super Strike Darter, 4:00 AM

My largest Striper of 2014. My first year fishing LI. This catch was  very satisfying as 2 weeks earlier I had hired Bill Wetzel as a guide in Montauk. One of the things we worked on was fishing the Super Strike Darter. Caught this at Demo. The one trip with Bill was a huge help in fishing Montauk and tweaking my fishing techniques.

April on a 14″ Hogy

I really enjoy fishing the 14″ Hogys.

Bernzy Howdy
Bernzy Howdy

Howdys have become one of my favorite top water plugs

October 2:15 AM, on rubber teaser
October 2:15 AM, on rubber teaser

Striper passed up the plug for a 3 1/2″ rubber teaser