Striper Fishing | Striped Bass Fishing
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Striped Bass are the ‘staple’ inshore fish for anglers up in the Northeast to target. Stripers range anywhere from 18”-50” plus and can weigh over 40 lbs. Striper fishing can be done utilizing countless techniques. Trolling, chumming , live lining and jigging are just few that we use aboard the Kelly Ann dependent on time of the year, moon phase and local fishing knowledge. At times we might stay in the Merrimack River to target local Stripers that invade the fast moving currents of the Merrimack in search of an easy meal, other times we may drift the mouth or anchor and set up a ‘chum slick’ to tease schools of Striped Bass to the back of our boat.
Often we’ll head offshore a bit in search of large Striped Bass using varying techniques which are dictated by the fishes feeding patterns. Tackle for Bass can range from heavier trolling outfits to extremely light spinning tackle. I’ve been targeting Striped Bass since I was 6 years old and watched my father pull up his largest fish, 54 lbs.