During the early winter, expect to find fish arriving from New England and see massive blitzes all day.
Nothing makes you forget about the winter chill like easing up on hordes of gulls and gannets diving in the water. Play your cards right and you will soon be hooked up to stripers and bluefish.
Stripers may be the main event in the winter, but don’t discount the spirited fights provided by bluefish.
In the winter, the average size bass typically ranges from about 24 to 36 inches and is plenty of fun. Of course, there are bigger fish around too.
Don’t be surprised to find yourself attached to a 30-plus-pound fish on occasion.
Know your fish finder. To be a good fisherman, you’ve got to trust your instincts and go with your gut. However, when your instinct and your gut come up shy, your fish finder can save the day as long as you know what you are looking for. On this particular screen grab, you can see wads of sand eels being attacked by striped bass. Once you are acquainted with your electronics, you’ll be amazed at your success.