Kristi and I took a trip to New Jersey to do some striped bass (striper) fishing in some marsh flats and it was a blast catching them on topwater with Spooks, Chug Bugs, and other fun topwater lures. The bass were actually decent size but it’s always a blast when you can catch them on topwater the whole day!
Book Dan Schafer with Insomniac Fishing Charters in Stone Harbour NJ if you want to catch these fun fish even on the fly
Also check his Bottom Sweeper Jigs for Togs, Sheepshead, and anything live bait
What we used:
Lures: Chug Bug (Kristi)
Rapala Skitter V
Rod – Favorite ‘Phantom’ 7’2 medium heavy
Reel- Florida Fishing Products Osprey 3000
Line: 20lb braid with 25 lb flouro leader
I can’t remember the pizza place we ate at after but it was amazing and if you ever find yourself in Jersey- eat pizza. Peace out!