There is nothing more exciting than a shoreline blitz! In this post you'll see brand new images and video of stripers on the hunt in shallow water.
I filmed the following clips on August 29th and August 30th. On these days peanut bunker were being trapped in shallow by stripers.
In this first video from 8/29, a school of stripers is cruising in less than 3 feet of water, virtually right up against the shoreline. These fish were swimming quickly towards a school of peanut bunker.
Click play below to check it out!
In my experience, the first peanut bunker blitzes in the Cape area occur in early/mid August and can continue through October.
A few weeks ago the peanuts I was encountering were about one inch long. Yesterday I saw peanuts that were 3-4 inches long, so it appears that they are growing.
Fishing With Coop | August 30th
This past Sunday I had the pleasure of going fishing with Cooper Marks and his dad Brian. Cooper is a huge supporter of MFCC and he is constantly watching videos and reading articles here on the site.
Cooper is an incredibly enthusiastic and attentive angler. At 13 years of age, his enthusiasm for fishing is fantastic to see!
Click play below to get a preview of the action we encountered.
Some interesting observations I made during this past weekend's trip with Cooper include:
High tide this past Sunday was around 10am, and we caught fish from 6:30am-10am, so pretty much the entire second half of the incoming tide was productive. We were using white Albie Snax soft plastics which are a great peanut bunker imitation.
Fishing peanut bunker blitzes is probably one of the most fun types of fishing available throughout the Cape & Islands. Peanut bunker will be one of the predominant baits from now until the end of the season.
As you saw in this post, stripers regularly hunt peanut bunker, but other species such as bluefish, fluke, albies and bonito will also be gorging on peanuts all throughout September.
As always, best of luck if you are able to get out fishing this week. Please let me know what you think by commenting below!
*PS - MFCC members can click here to watch an additional 4 minutes of footage, and get more information about the striper videos shown in this post.