Reader Report: Monomoy Stripers – July 2 & 3, 2016

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Salty Cape contributor Chris Junda fished Monomoy on July 2nd and 3rd, catching 6-10 stripers in the 24″ to 36″ range. The bass have been keyed in on sand eels and because of how large of an area Monomoy is, it’s wise to keep moving if you don’t hook up right away.

“I try various areas of the rips and shoals. The fish will move around from the rip lines, up onto the shallows and down into deeper water from day to day and also during a tide. I try surface and subsurface presentations in each spot and if I don’t get a hit in 15-20 minutes I move on to the next area. I often find good fish away from the other boats in innocuous little rips and holes that are overlooked. This is a huge area with miles of rips, acres of shoals and plenty of holes and deep water. Take the time to search around and work the spots that look promising. If you are persistent, you will be rewarded with some nice fish in some surprising places. The last couple days the bass have been keyed in on sand eels. The Hogy 7″ HDUV eel tail in the Arkansas shiner color, rigged on on SE Barbarian jighead was very effective.”