Stripers Finally Arrive Off Island Beach State Park by Ed Valitutto

With good striper action recently reported off IBSP and a decent weather / wave forecast for Monday November 29th, members Alan Goracy and Bill Dabney joined me for some striper action. We cleared the inlet at 6:45 and birds were diving from the pocket northward.

We started were throwing paddle tails and it didn’t take long for the hookups to begin. Most fish were ~ 28″. Two fish just under 28″ were fitted with bonus tags and three fish over the 28″ line joined them in the cooler. Bill had applied recently for his bonus tag but hadn’t yet received it so several potential slot fish were safely released. I’d estimate we caught 20 fish total with most in the first two hours.
The last picture shows the stomach contents of one especially fat striper. There are two adult bunker and 6 peanuts clearly visible!

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