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Posted by on October 3, 2015

Prior to this wild nor’easter and possible hurricane I was out bombing Stripers in shallow water on surface plugs everyday!  Skinny water island fishing is off the hook!  Don’t know for sure what this weather is going to do to the bite I had.  I’ll be out looking hard this tuesday and then have trips lined up all through the rest of this month.

One of many shallow water fatties! Really good stuff!

For six days straight I fished in NE winds 15-20 over in the islands.  Fishing in the leeward side of the islands produced big time!  Every day huge numbers of Stripers with some great fish mixed in were the norm.  On some days walk-the-dog plugs never came off the lines.  Protected sides of the islands maintained an emerald green water quality and the stripers loved it…….I loved it more!

john lappin with a nice surface plugged striper!

my good friend Fritzer even caught a legal speck! That was a surprise!

Great numbers of really nice light tackle Stripers are hot to eat……hopefully they will be back at the dinner tabel this tuesday!

Since the year 2000 we’ve had a few major storms with winds over 60 knots…….the day after the blows I’ve caught well.  This storm is different in that the wind has been blowing not 60 but 30+ for several days.  Will be interesting to see what the waters look like on tuesday and if the fish will bite.  I’ll be using historic data I’ve kept to help me find fish tuesday come hell or high water……I’ll report back and tell you how I do!  My fingers are crossed and I hope this incredible fall island bite continues.  If it’s not there it will be in the mainstem of the bay with Buzz’s Marina being the bullseye headquarters.  Time will tell………

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  1. Paul Moos on said:

    Please keep me on your list for last minute walk ons. My time is flexible this month and I would be happy to fill in on a trip with others. My email is, or phone/text to 443-929-1984. I am a long time spin fisherman who is learning to adapt fly gear to salt water. THANK YOU!
    Paul Moos

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