Jack Houghton – Daddy Mac Lures – Vertical Jigging Seminar – April 23rd – Braintree MA

Jack Houghton, co-owner of Daddy Mac Lures will be holding a seminar about Vertical Jigging Striped Bass at the Viking Club in Braintree, MA at 7:00PM on April 23rd. Here is the seminar description: Vertical jigging for Striped Bass off of Chatham has been the thing to do for the last few years. There are […]

Striped Bass Deep Water Techniques by bassfishing-gurus.com

“During the day, Striped Bass enjoy the safety of the deep and only come to the surface at night, especially during hot summer months along the southern us coast. They enjoy feeding along the edges or drop offs. They also prefer oxygenated waters. Where landlocked, these areas can be the mouths of rivers. However, young […]

My First Week of the Cape Cod Striped Bass Fishing Season by Ryan Collins

April 15, 2013 “As I write this post I can’t help but glance out my airplane window and gaze down upon the Earth below. The clouds roll on in every direction, stretching far off into the horizon like a white blanket covering the land. From up here it’s hard to tell that there are things […]

Striped bass fishing is heating up along with the water by Al Ristori

“It’s not good everywhere or everyday, but striped bass fishing is finally moving into high gear as water temperatures increase. We struggled to catch just eight stripers, with only one keeper, on Capt. Joe Massa’s My Three Sons from Morgan Marina while fighting a wind against tide situation and a northwester gusting to over 30 […]

Jim Freda’s saltwater fishing report for April 19 by Jim Freda

“BEST BET: Winter flounder fishing remains good. Most boaters are getting their two-fish (up to 21 inches) limit quickly. Bulkhead and bank fishermen also are catching flounder. The upper part of Raritan Bay has been producing striped bass into the mid-teen size. HOT BAITS: As the water warms in Raritan Bay striped bass will hit […]

Fishing season and weather ready to heat up as anglers get ready to get out by Alexandra Kenney

“At this transitional time of year, it’s time to report like a Broadway reviewer working up to the big theater season opener. For New York, that curtain rises for both fluke and porgy seasons on May 1. The arrival of striped bass in the Hudson River always provides a popular spring preview. Stripers have made […]

The Bass are Back on Cape Cod (blog by capecodtoday)

“Striped bass fishing is starting to pick up here on Cape Cod. Many of the estuaries in the Cape area have fish, most of them likely holdover stripers that have spent the winter here on Cape Cod. This past week I was fortunate to get outdoors, put a bend in the rod and catch a […]

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Spring Striped Bass Season to Open by kking

Article excerpt: With the spring season opener kicking off tomorrow, Maryland’s iconic striped bass, better known as rockfish, has area anglers preparing to get out on the water in hopes of reeling in a big one. Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay spring Striped Bass season opens at 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 with a one fish […]

Spring is Here by Al ‘Big Time’ Daniels

“It finally feels and looks like spring. The grass is growing and the trees are all budding out. Bay temps are approaching the high 40s and the boats are going in the water. Marinas are busily working on their boats. The striped bass season opened on April 15. It has been quiet locally but fish […]

FISHING REPORT 4/21/2013 – Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC)

“Freshwater Lake Jocassee Trout: Fair to good. Capt. Steve Pietrykowski reports that some very good trout are still being caught on the main lake of Lake Jocassee, and whereas a few weeks ago a lot of barely sub-keeper fish were being caught right now a lot of fish barely over 15 inches are being taken. […]

Notice of Public Hearing Scheduled for May 16, 2013 by Commonwealth of Mass, Division of Marine Fisheries

“Under the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A and pursuant to the authority found at M.G.L. c. 130 § 17A and 80, the Division of Marine Fisheries (MarineFisheries) and the Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission (MFC) have scheduled a public hearing and public comment period to accept comment on regulations to amend 322 CMR 6.07 and 7.01. […]

Now announcing Pro Staffer Darren Saletta for Daddy Mac Lures!

Daddy Mac Lures is happy to announce that Captain Darren Saletta of Monomoy Sportfishing is now a part of our Pro Staff Team! Darren is well known throughout the fishing community, particularly in Chatham where he runs a very successful Charter business, Monomoy Sportfishing. Captain Darren Saletta of Monomoy Sportfishing (www.monomoysportfishing.com) has over 20 years […]

Rockfish Season Opens on the Chesapeake – smnewsnet.com

“The Chesapeake Bay’s Favorite Trophy Fish is Back in Season Rockfish Season Opens on the Chesapeake April 20 Call them rockfish, rock, stripers or striped bass, but Morone saxatilis is back to spawn in the Chesapeake Bay and area anglers will be out in force for the striped bass season that begins Saturday, April 20. […]

Shep on Fishing: One of the first heavy bass of the season caught in Mullica River by Mike Shepherd for the Press

Excerpt from this article: “Tom McGeary was enjoying the beautiful weather Thursday morning and catching a “bunch” of white perch in the Mullica River. He and buddy Leo Stoehr were out in a 17-foot boat. McGeary, who lives in Egg Harbor City, had a rod with 12-pound test line and small hooks. He noticed a […]

Fishing, striped bass return to Long Island by Angelo Peluso

Excerpt from this article by Angelo Peluso: “For those who enjoy fishing long the North Shore, April is a month of transition. You can expect that striped bass will steadily begin to filter in from western Long Island Sound areas in and around the Throgs Neck Bridge, City Island, Pelham Bay Park, Orchard Beach, Rye, […]

Jim Freda’s saltwater fishing report – Friday April 12, 2013

excerpt from JIM FREDA’S SALTWATER REPORT: Best bet Winter flounder fishing has improved with the warmer weather this week. Most anglers are getting their two-fish daily limit along with many throwbacks. Striped bass have been hitting worms and clams in the upper parts of the bays and rivers, where the water is warmest and farthest […]

Now Announcing Pro Staffer Bobby Rice for Daddy Mac Lures!

Daddy Mac Lures is proud to have extremely well respected and well known Charter Captain Bobby Rice on board as part of our Pro Staff Team. Captain Bobby Rice of Reel Deal Fishing Charters (www.fishreeldeal.com) has been fishing the waters of Cape Cod and the Islands since childhood and has become recognized as one of […]

2013 STRIPED BASS COMMERCIAL QUOTA – Marine Fisheries Advisory, April 9, 2013

“Following a 15% quota overage in 2012, the Massachusetts commercial striped bass fishery will operate under a reduced quota of 997,869 pounds in 2013. The fishery will open on Sunday, July 14, 2013 and remain open until MarineFisheries projects the quota to have been harvested. Commercial fishermen are authorized to take 30 striped bass per […]

Catching Stripers is about Location, Location, Location by Dominic Villari

“Much of the talk I hear about catching striped bass, stripers or rock fish as they’re sometimes called are is about the type of bait. Many fishermen swear by bloodworms. Others won’t even consider going out if they can’t use herring. Some are more willing to take a chance on more common baits such as […]

HRFA Striped Bass Derby, Riverfront Marina, Newbugh, NY April 27th and 28 – written by John Vargo

“Come join the fun Go to http://www.stripedbassderby.com to sign up for the biggest striped bass derby on the Hudson River.”… To view entire article, click on link below: HRFA Striped Bass Derby, Riverfront Marina, Newbugh, NY April 27th and 28 If you enjoyed this article, please give us a “like” on facebook. Thank you! Check […]

Waiting for Warm Weather by Sag Harbor Express

“We have been waiting patiently for winter to leave but it is still here. Below freezing temps again this week were accompanied by plenty of wind. It’s been discouraging to think about working on the boats. Let’s face it, April is here and striped bass season opens the 15. I have heard of only one […]

Outdoors: Time has come to hit the ocean

Excerpt from this article by Mark Blazis: “With the return of baitfish each April, the curtain rises on our long-awaited saltwater fishing season. River herring are leading the way, as always, with a few already entering southern New England runs. They’ll soon be followed by vast schools of mackerel and squid, luring striped bass with […]

Stripers signal start of saltwater fishing season

Below is an article by Charles Walsh of Greenwichtime.com: “Right on schedule, the striped bass that have spent the long (is it over yet, daddy?) winter lurking in the deep holes upriver have at last reached the mouth of the Housatonic. To us, that signals the official start of the saltwater fishing season. If you […]

Shep on Fishing: Catches a little light as anglers wait for some warmth

Below is an excerpt from this article By MIKE SHEPHERD, For The Press: Maybe what we need is this forecasted milder weather to give fishing a boost. Think of this: Temperatures of more than 60 degrees and maybe even pushing 70 by mid-week. Won’t that be different? Water temps are creeping up degree by degree […]

Freda: Chilly start to striped bass season

Article excerpt: “A number of party boats took their first trips of the season to the ocean to fish for striped bass. The boats worked the area of the Shrewsbury Rocks in Monmouth County, but anglers had no bites in the cold (44 degrees) ocean even though bass were seen on the fish finders. Blackfish […]