I think this is going to be the earliest season ever. The water temperature is in the 50's and bait is abundant. Get your boat in the water and let's go fishing!
Also wanted to mention that I purchased what I think is going to be one of my favorite striped bass live bait and conventional plugging outfits. John Jr. At Trophy Tackle worked with me to put this outfit together. This outfit consists of an Accurate Boss 400 with cast control and an Okuma Musky rod EVX-C-761H 7'6'rod with cork grips and rated 30 to 65 pounds. I will load it with 25 pound test Ande Hi-Vis line and am sure I will love it. I hate it when a good saltwater rod is named after a freshwater fish but that's the way it is. It should be called the Captain Al Lorenzetti Great South Bay Striped Bass rod. This rod is very reasonable at about $109 and the Accurate is the usual at about $400. So for $500 you can own one of the hottest new striped bass outfits in the country.
This outfit promises to be one of the best and I will let you know how it performs.
Make sure to sign up for the Trophy Tackle Seminar Series.
Captain Al Lorenzetti