|This was one of two stripers landed today right|
at dark. There's still a lot of bait but few fish.
Everywhere I went I saw bait and birds working. I saw good numbers of gannets, cormorants and gulls working, the same activity I have seen in the last few outings. However, there seemed to be no fish working under the bait. Another observation I can report is the presence of seals. I saw them in every spot I fished. It's never good when seals are on the prowl.
As far as fish, I managed to find two stripers (schoolies) and one hickory shad right at dark along an oceanfront location. That was it....a couple of fish moved in close as darkness arrived. I stayed later, but had no success.
In other years, this weekend before Thanksgiving has been a hot time to fish, but not this year.