28 Sep The 2023 Fall Striper Run Has Begun!
Alex and Illusion from Cornell Cooperative Extension had well over 20 stripers in and over the slot in less than 5 hours of fishing. There were several fish well over 36 inches. The fish were present in many different spots. Six days of overcast and north winds pushed loads of bait into the western Long Island Sound. The shorter days and falling water temperatures are always the best trigger for the striper migration.
This is the most bait we have seen in the western Long Island Sound in over 30 years. The huge amount of bait is not just attracting striped bass, but it is holding them. The bite is already very good, but we expect it to get even better in the weeks ahead.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension will be back on the water with us on Monday, so stay tuned for an updated report.