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Striper Season is Starting in NYC

The striped bass fishing season begins April 15, 2022 and is already looking to be a promising season with a potential for some impressive catches. Here is how the season is shaping up so far and what to expect for early season NYCs striper fishing.

Outlook for 2022 Striped Bass in NYC

The stripers will be beginning their migration soon, moving north towards New England and passing directly off the Atlantic coast of New York. With the bit of cold weather that we experienced last week, there was a slight delay of a few days in migration times, but migration is now getting into full swing.

There are numerous schoolies in the rivers and headwaters off the coast of New Jersey. Migrating fish are beginning to enter Raritan Bay, NY Harbor, and Jamaica Bay.

The average striper size over the next few weeks should be between 12 and 20 pounds with the size of trophy fish increasing steadily over the coming months.

During the migratory period, striped bass will be moving fast and knowing where they are on the days you head out fishing can get you right to the center of the striper action. The captain and crew on the Marilyn Jean are watching local striper populations carefully as we prepare to kick off another exciting season. Our striped bass fishing boat trips start on Saturday, April 15 with evening trips departing from Sheepshead Bay at 7pm. These trips will start filling up and we recommend purchasing your tickets online today.

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