The summer migration of Striped Bass is largely dependent on water temperature. This Spring saw an extension of our cold New England weather right through May. The water temperature also lagged other years. So, the Stripers stayed south (where the water is warmer) a little longer than usual. The last week or so brought the air and water temps up to speed and the fishing has heated right along with them.
Mike and Gregg Schiffenhaus (whose family owns the Hopper House) booked a charter with a couple of buddies. The fishing and the weather was spectacular. We’re still finding the best fishing to be south of the Pamet Harbor, along Billingsgate Shoals off Wellfleet. We caught the largest fish of the year on this trip, so it’s starting to heat up. Tight lines!