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Striper Fishing the Delaware River 2014

posted Jun 16, 2014, 3:21 AM by Karl Hoelper   [ updated Jun 16, 2014, 3:29 AM ]
With the crazy weather year we had this winter the stripers never made a full migration up the Delaware River. In my estimations I would have to say only 25% of the Striped bass stock made the annual trip up the Delaware River this year. This left many anglers wondering what had happen to their striped bass they treasure so much. I know fishing from Center City Philadelphia to Trenton Nj during the prime season this year was a very unpredictable, what was once normal to guarantee fish was now tough to buy a single bite. Though many large fish from 25-43lbs fell to my net this year it seem like the majority of the striped bass larger and smaller stayed well south of center city, down by the Delaware Memorial Bridge. It wasn't until late May when the Delaware River saw a massive influx of stripers move into the river. Since May 26- June 10 we caught over 300+ stripers on artificial lures ranging 25-35 inches. This was the best late spring bite I have ever witnessed in 30 years. I kept it very quite and was able to get my customers on bites totaling 33+ fish with no other boats on the water. 

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