Friday, November 27, 2009

The Shift is On

There is a major shift in striper fishing going on right now. The ocean migration along the south shore is down to a trickle, with a few small fish that are few and far between. A better alternative for those still fishing is to target the wintering over fish that are in the backwaters and rivers. Many fish are moving into these wintering over spots right now and will remain there through the cold months. These are stripers that will not migrate. In the last week I have seen evidence of good numbers of fish in these spots and have caught about two dozen fish in some of my late fall/ early winter spots. The best action right now can be found in the backwater rivers and ponds along the south shore as well as the backwater rivers in upper Narragansett Bay.