Shep on Fishing: Weekend chill slows but doesn’t stop good action


Chilly winds Saturday affected fishing, but it was no knockout.

Delaware Bay anglers had a good Sunday as gusts diminished, reports Pat Harris at Longreach Marina on the Maurice River. She said striped bass and big bluefish were “in close” or right off Maurice River Cove.

Bill Lewis, Bill Witt and Bear Witt, all of Vineland, came back with five striper: 35, 39, 40, 42 and 45 inches in length. An angler from Dividing Creek known as “Big Joe” caught 32-, 38- and 40-inch bass. Joe Laskin had 45- and 49-inch bass.

Harris said a lot more bass were caught and anglers don’t bother measuring the blues. All the fish all took chunks of frozen bunker, Harris said.

The Rips off Cape May was outstanding to Saturday, Matt Slobodjian reports from Jim’s Bait and Tackle in Cape May. Then on Sunday, Slobodjian weighed five bass, the heaviest 28 pounds, caught in the surf at Poverty Beach.

Shep on Fishing: Weekend chill slows but doesn’t stop good action –

Published by Hank Sibley Bluewater Yacht Sales

Hank Sibley Sales Professional Bluewater Yacht Sales Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.788.7082 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax)

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