Fishing For Stripers From Land In Ocean City
When the air temperatures and water temperatures start dropping here in Maryland the bait fish begin to pour out of the rivers. Where the striped bass are waiting in ambush mode. Any structure or bridge near the mouth of a river is golden. So this past weekend we did just that. This time of the year the rockfish aren't that picky.
They can be caught on crabs, live baitfish, cut baits, plugs, jigs, and spoons. It's a special time of year because they can be caught in numbers. They also can be found at night under dock lights and bridge lights in big schools which we located and targeted this past weekend.
The day began with us staging up on a bridge near a Inlet in the back bay. We were using different baits but the most productive one was crabs. The rig used was a simple knocker rig a 40-lb length of Bullbuster filament a 1 oz egg sinker and a size 3 owner hook. Hook a piece of crab, live sand flea, bait fish, or cut a chunk and drop it down near any structure on the bridge. You can drop it down in the current and drift it under the bridge by letting out line.
Friends of ours were also catching sheepshead on pieces of green crab. It ended up being a super highly productive day with multiple species of fish landed in numbers. But when the sun went down is when the heat really turned up. We found schools of striped bass under every bridge light exploding on peanut bunker. We started casting live bait into the schools and hooking up left and right.
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This video above features our Ocean City Maryland Winter Bridge Striper Fishing report.
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