I had my last 3 trips with return clients over this past weekend and we did a combination of trolling and drifting live baits to produce over 70 Striped Bass. Trolling produced some bigger fish to 34 inches, but with limited time we ended working the inlet on all of the trips.
First, I had Brett Sewing of Vermont trolling up a nice 33 inch bass, but Brett picked through 20 fish only mustering fish to 23 inches at the inlet
Next, I had Art Diebel and his daughter Nell going 1 for 4 on the troll, followed by picking 2-3 fish per drift at the inlet. The father daughter team picked through 20+ fish to find a slot at 25 inches. Nell caught her first to keepers, Great Job!!
Last, I had David Rowan, Pat Vandy, and Ben Jordan to work the afternoon. We started at the inlet and picked through 20+ Stripers to find 2 slots and 1 at 28inch. As the inlet conditions become unsafe, we went on the troll for a few hours without a touch. We ended at the inlet picked through another dozen to find a slot at 26inches.