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Thanksgiving weekend fishing a bust

Thanksgiving weekend fishing was a bust.

"Much to the disappointment of anglers accustomed to seeing great striper fishing over the Thanksgiving weekend, this year it did not materialize," said Jerry Thrash of Queens Creek Outfitters at Cobbs Creek.

"There is still no big influx of stripers as waters remain warm enough to hold bait to the north along the coast," Thrash said.
"Contact with charter captains at Montauk, Long Island (N.Y.) indicates the sea’s surface temps are around 54 degrees and they are in the midst of a huge striper run which normally occurs in early November. So, the fish we should have seen last week are still up the coast."

Very few rockfish in the 30-inch range were caught this weekend and what smaller fish that did bite were scattered, Thrash added. 

"Waters are still too warm to prompt feeding frenzies," he said. "We need a winter storm to drive the coastal fis...

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