Spring Striper Fishing is right around the corner. The season officially starts March 1st, but the heavy action starts a little later. I will start trips as soon as I get some steady reports. The last couple years I've run some "Mullica River Specials" where we target Stripers and White Perch. The Stripers have been a little short, but the Perch go in the box and into the frying pan.
Spring Striper Trips are a mix of bait and lures. Bloodworms and the first Mullica River Bait with Grass shrimp for the White Perch. Eels are the first Live Baits and at times River fish will eat them with abandon. In the Back Bay we will use whatever works. Surf Clams, Blood Worms and Bunker Chunks are tops until we can get Live Spot or other swimming baits. Jigs tipped with GULP are another early fish getter and believe me we'll use whatever it takes.
My 20' Scout boat powered by a 175 Suzuki 4 stroke for a dependable quiet ride to the grounds and a Trolling motor and full complement of electronics is the perfect combination to keep us right on the fish.