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Anyone have any luck with stripers during the spring in or around Townsend's Inlet. I'll be weting the hull on April 18th in Avalon and am trying to decide to stay in the area or head to the rips. Any suggestions.
 

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I only started fishing TI in the spring for stripers for 2 years. No luck yet, friend of mine fishes the sod bank under the bridge and does pretty good.
 

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The inlet has stripers, but it's water temp thing.

For better results, look for warm water above 40 degrees, ebbing tide comming off the mud flats, junctions of two channels and/or deep cut sod banks.

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[ 03-04-2005, 09:40 AM: Message edited by: Eric G ]
 

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During The Spring Time Every Inlet In South
Jersey Comes Alive... Like EricG Said,Watch
For Favorable Water Temps, Mid-40's into the
50's..A Few Springs Ago, I had alot of success
around that inlet and always make to point to
check it out on my travels....

Good Luck This Season...
 

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The Rips are a fine place to fish,but you are passing a lot of great fishing in your own backyard.I fish out of Sea Isle and I do very well in the back all season.Find a creek or bank on outgoing tide and you will find nice resident bass,also if the weakies come in this year you will find some big tiderunners in May and June.As usual the fishing is usually a morning,evening thing once the weather gets warmer.
 

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NightStrikes-My in laws have a house at 90th street in SI. I've fished that inlet alot the past 4 years and have never had much sucess with bass or weakfish.Just small blues. Question-Are you fishing the SI side or the Avalon side?I've never really looked into the Avalon side.Just wondering if maybe I'm missing something.
 

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hotshot139,,
There are two ways to fish this inlet...
If you are fishing by boat,drifting eels or
bucktails is the way to go..Either real early
in the morning or just before dark for the
Bass,and at night you need to plug around
the bridge... Weakies are more of a nighttime
scene also especially for the Big Ones...
You really need to jig some softplactics or
throw some small lures in the back along the
sodbanks or again around the bridge lights..
A key bait for both Bass and Weakfish during
the Spring and Summer is cut sheddar crab,
anchor up in the back over some deeper holes
and you should get some action..But get out
there early before all the boat traffic heats
up as the day wares on...

Fishing off land,, Focus your efforts around that
toll bridge mostly at night.Off those rocks
on the AVLN side or under the bridge off the
beach on the SI side with Zooms,Fin-S-Fish, Bombers & MirrOlures etc...

Now , from what I hear there is alot of work
being done down that way.. I believe someone
posted some infortmation not too long ago.
But Bulkhead/Jetty work is going on in that
area.. That could effect things this year ,
I will have to check it out myself soon to
find out for sure....

Good Luck,,,
 

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three years ago i had a great morning bite right at the bridge there is a deep hole towards the avalon side from the bridge to about 100 yards out try it "morning meaning sunup" but i have moved to cape may since then good luck
 

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Originally posted by striper2278:
There are no fish in the rips! :cool:
:eek:

There are no fish around TI either!! :eek: :D

kwazy, April 18 there will be fish at both places. Ignore the babble about fish on the sod banks and such. Pure malarkey!! ;)
 
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