I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and unless fishing was a part of the plan, the weather was fine for getting to grandma’s house to fill up on turkey and football.
With the ocean migratory stock of striped bass still holding tight off the coast of North Jersey it is not looking good for us in Delaware or Maryland. The current water temperature in the ocean is in the low 50s and the long-range weather has daytime air temperatures in the 40s and nighttime temperatures in the 30s. This is going to steadily drop the water temperature into the 40s and that may be too cold for striped bass.
I have no idea what Super Storm Sandy did to change the migratory pattern of stripers, but ever since that happened these fish have bypassed Delaware, Maryland and Virginia on their way to North Carolina. Prior to that storm we had excellent fishing in the Cape May Rips and along the coast all the way down to False Cape, Virginia. Since then I can count on one hand the number of stripers we have caught in those areas.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.