Striper Migration Map – June 19, 2020

Follow along as we track the Striper Migration. You can help by contributing to our weekly map updates—simply share your striper fishing reports here and on social media with tag #stripermigration.

Note that there were some significant changes to striped bass regulations this year.


Chesapeake Bay Striper Report

Maryland DNR has begun reporting their Striped Bass Summer Fishing Advisory Forecast, aimed at reducing striped bass mortality during the summer fishing season. A color-coded recommendation system allows anglers to plan their striped bass fishing trips up to seven days in advance. As bay water temperatures climb into the 80s and deeper waters may be impacted by plankton bloom die-offs, this information will be very important to anglers wishing to conserve the striped bass resource in Maryland.

New Jersey Striper Report

Striped bass fishing has slowed with rising water temperatures in southern New Jersey and anglers are targeting other species. Off northern New Jersey, bass have mostly moved out of Raritan Bay, but boats trolling Mojos and bunker spoons or fishing live bunker are still catching stripers.

Read the Southern New Jersey Fishing Report 

Read the Northern New Jersey Fishing Report

New York – Hudson River and Long Island Striper Report

On Long Island, big post-spawn bass to 50 pounds have spread out in Long Island Sound and along the south shore as they feed on abundant bunker (menhaden).

• Read the Long Island Fishing Report

Connecticut/Rhode Island Striper Report

Big bass are spreading throughout Long Island Sound, and stripers to 40-plus pounds are feeding on bunker in Narragansett Bay.

Read the Connecticut Fishing Report

Read the Rhode Island Fishing Report

Cape Cod/ Massachusetts Striper Report

Big bass over 30 pounds have been tough to locate around Cape Cod, but there are good numbers of schoolies and fish in the 30-inch class. More 40-inch class bass have been reported outside Boston Harbor and north to the Merrimack River.

Read the Cape Cod Fishing Report

Read the Massachusetts Fishing Report

New Hampshire and Maine Striper Report

Bigger stripers have migrated into New Hampshire and southern Maine, with bass into the 40-inch class reported as far north as Wells. Casco Bay is loaded with schoolies.

Read the New Hampshire/Maine Fishing Report



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