10-09-2002, 01:37 PM
I did not witness it myself, but a reliable source says there was an epic striper blitz early yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) at Back Beach in Rockport, across from the American Legion bandstand. My 23-year-old son, heading home from a job, stopped at the beach long enough to register what was happening, then drove to Gloucester, grabbed a spinning rod and some plugs, and returned in time to land a couple of near keepers. He said he had never seen bass and bait (baby bunker) massed in such numbers. Lure- and line-fouling weed in the water, he claimed, was the only thing that kept him and the few other fishermen there from making an epic catch.