Long Beach Island, NJ
May 20, 2010- Back in Barnegat Light
Fishing is on fire right now! Crushed them all week with the majority of the fish in the 20-30 pound class. Most of the fish were caught on live or dead bait but it is a little hard to come by right now so have gotten stuck trolling too. Fishing should remain strong for the next few weeks with the average size increasing. Still a few dates left(no weekends remaining) so contact me asap.
May 15, 2010- Bahrs Landing/ASA Tournament
Yesterday we (Team Atlas Reels/Lucky Stripes) finished up our fishing out of Jersey City by fishing The Bahrs Landing/ASA tournament out of Atlantic Highlands. Fishing was great with around 35 bass all on live bunker. Only problem was we could not find any big fish up that way. We ended up in 7th place with with a 27.5 and 22.5 pounder. This leaves us in second for the year. Congratulations to Ken Zwirko (Team Atlas Reels/Bunker Down) who won Yesterdays tournament with a 63.75 pound total. I am bringing the boat back down to barnegat light tomorrow morning so if any one is looking to get out and try some livelining for bass give me a call or send an email. Sounds like the big fish have moved in down there!
May 12, 2010 - Jersey City
Hey- We have been fishing up north out of Jersey City for the last few weeks. Tons of bunker and bass in the 10-25 pound range in the Lower Hudson, Raritan Bay, Jamaica Bay, The Rockaways, and the hook. All our fishing has been on live or chunked bunker. Guessing the big girls are still up the rivers spawning but should be any day now. Wrapping up our fishing up here with the Barhs/ASA tournament on Saturday. Should be running out of barnegat light by late next week. Big girls should be coming our way by that last week of May. See ya soon!
January 2010 - Virginia Beach
Lucky Stripes and new sponsor Atlas Reels Team up for 2010 ASA
We teamed up with our new sponsor, Atlas Reels, and headed down to Virginia Beach with the boat in tow to fish the Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout. This would be the first stop of the 2010 ASA striper tournament series.
With quickly dropping air and water temperatures we knew that we were in for some long runs and some tough fishing. Tuesday the 5th would be our first day of pre-fishing. We were greeted at the boat ramp by a sheet of ice from the retreating tide which we would end up having to shovel out for the next 5 days. From there we would have to break through ice for a stretch before reaching open water. The first day we ran about 22 miles and found the fish thick and well within the 3 mile line. The second day of pre-fishing we found the fish about 35 miles south, well within the 3 mile line and once again the fishing was great.
Thursday- First day of tournament. With a ton of bass from 30-41 pounds caught and release during pre-fishing we were going in somewhat confident. The morning ritual remained the same. On this day we had to run close to 45 miles south but the fish were still within the 3 mile line and thick again. The only problem was that we were on smaller fish this day. We got our 3 fish for the weigh in all around 32 pounds giving us a total weight of 96.85 pounds. A respectable weight but not enough to place in the money as we ended in 22 place out of 144 boats and in 6th overall for the 2010 ASA.
**Fishing reports will become weekly once the fishing turns back on in our waters. See you then
Team Atlas Reels- Lucky Stripes with live release of its two fish At the Bahrs Landings ASA Tournament.
Spring time Raritan Bay striper before being release
40.5 pounder caught on Jan. 6 2010 while prefishing for first stop of ASA during 22' weather