Casting: (1) Cast around rock piles and along shore inside the bay using shallow running lures, large soft baits or live eels for stripers. Best tide to fish this is on high dropping to low. Also an onshore wind is ideal. The entire shoreline all the way to Tarpaulin Cove is productive striper country. (2) The region in front of Lackey’s Bay is a well-known area for bonito and false albacore later in the season. Large soft baits fish at high speed are top producers if eels are not available.
Trolling: (3) Use large swimming plugs, tube and worm or rigged eels along the outside of the bay, on wire line or with trolling weights to get them deep. Best bet is to troll with the tide.
Drifting: Drift just outside of center rock pile and bottom fish for large scup, sea bass, tautog and occasional fluke.
- Approximate Lat & Long: 41°30’ N, 70°42’ W
- Best tide: Mid point of outgoing (west) to slack low.
- Hazards: Many rocks up to 100 yards off west corner (Jobs Neck); large rock pile visible at middle of entrance to the bay. Rocks scattered inside bay but generally closer to shore. Enter the bay on either side of center rock pile at entrance but give the pile wide berth.
- NOAA chart numbers: 13230
- Tide Chart: Click Here
- Link To Weather Chart: Click Here