Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter Fishing Way Off

I have been fishing for wintering stripers for over a month now. It should come as no surprise when I report that winter fishing for holdover stripers thusfar is the slowest I have ever seen it. There was a lack of schoolies in Gansett Bay this year, and we are seeing low numbers of wintering over stripers.

I get out in the Providence River 4-5 nights of the week. With the exception of a couple of 4 and 5 fish nights, it has been a fish here, a fish there, and lots of blankings. Compare this to just a few years ago when a ten fish night would have been a slow night! It is just one more piece of evidence that points to a serious decline in striper numbers along our shore.