View Full Version : Pennsgrove Stripers
04-22-2004, 11:41 PM
Has anyone been to Pennsgrove on the delaware river? If so how have u done and what have the fish been hittin best on. What tides and any other info would be greatly appriaciated.
Darrin G. DGREENEMACHINE
04-23-2004, 11:29 AM
I haven't been down there but it's simple enough. There are definitely fish there if you have a clue. The bait is bloodworms and the tide is 2-3 hrs either side of high. At low you can almost walk to the ship channel, no point. If you have a long casting outfit take it it will extend your time.
04-23-2004, 11:32 AM
i fished pennsgrove last sat. night with girlfriend. arrived right at high tide arund midnight- talked to several fisherman who were leaving and they said they had only caught small ones-on bloodworms- girlfriend and i started fishing and immediatley hooked a short 18" or so.i have always fished d'river on outgoing tide only so i figured we were off to a great start-then the biggest beaver GOD ever intended to be on earth-with young not to far away -showed up and all fishing ceased- all the fisherman said nothing but small ones all evening long-usually the dod is excellent by noe with your average being about 32 inches I dont know why all the small fish-although i know its a good healthy sign that they are plentiful-i am going to try incoming tide next time i go
Darrin G. DGREENEMACHINE
04-23-2004, 11:37 AM
Jim the fish are still fairly small in the bay with 35" being the niggest ones so far. DOD will turn on there have been some sizable fish caught from boats already. Just keep fishing there is about 2 weeks left before it gets too warm smile.gif
04-23-2004, 06:22 PM
Went out last Sunday 2hrs. before high tide,took a freind who never caught a linesider,(You know where this is going right?)Any how first cast in about 8-10 feet of water he hooked up with a 2 pounder,as he was taking it off the hook my pole went over 5 pounder.Dam if I didnt check the camera and only had one picture left.So I used it to take a picture of his first striper.(What a freind)as the tide rolled in the fish kept getting bigger!Now we starting to talking about calling in sick for monday.Just before the top of the tide I hooked a 25 pounder,she sounded 3 times befor I could lip her.Now my hands were shaking.About 20 minutes later after many high 5"S and me telling my buddy to put his rod in the holder and let the circle hook do its job(he kept trying to set the hook)his pole went over,dam good thing it was my rod I lent him and I checked the drag.I never heard that peice of junk scream that loud since I hooked in to a center console leaving the inlet in OCNJ.She came up 5 times,and every time she saw the boat she went for the bottom,I said dont horse her, let the the drag work!He didnt listen,I heard that familure sound of a 22. cal bullet going off,that was him trying to tell a 40 pound fish it was time to come in.(20 pound test)At least we got to see her.How big was it?Im 5 9" and with my arms fully stretched out,middle finger to middle finger......IT WAS THE BIGGEST STRIPER IVE EVER SEEN THAT CLOSE TO MY BOAT!!!!My advice,bring blood worms,AND DONT FORGET THE NET!!!!!!!I liked the incoming tide,I used to be the other way,but as it started going out the fishing died.Jim cant wait till Sunday.Call me, Im going hell and high water.
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