Below are the 10 most popular photos we posted to the On The Water Instagram account in 2016 (notice a theme?). Thanks to all of our followers who tagged us and messaged us with great fishing photography throughout the year. A new fishing season starts in just a couple weeks, and we can’t wait to see your photos of it.
10. Surfcasting The Storm
Big waves, bent rods. Photo by @jefflomonabro #surfcasting #stripedbass #bluefish #fallrun
9. Giant Block Island Bass
@east_coast_charters took a quick pic with this monster 52-inch summer #stripedbass taken at #blockisland before setting her free. #catchandrelease #nightfishing
8. Big Postspawn Striper
@walleyepete shared another update on the #stripermigration from the #chesapeakebay. He said this nearly 50-inch #stripedbass, caught and released by Luke Muldoon this week, appeared to have already dropped her eggs. Once they spawn, the big bass will leave the #chesapeake and make a hard left turn to head for the Northeast.
7. Sunrise Striper on Long Island Sound
@kserra5 started her Tuesday off the right way with this big #sunrise #stripedbass.
6. Long Island Surf Striper
Here’s a little sample of the Long Island #fallrun action happening recently. Here’s OTW Columnist @jefflomonabro of @whitewateroutfitters with a beautiful surf-caught striper. #surfcasting #stripedbass
5. September Surf-Caught Cow
Cold nights are putting cows on the run throughout New England. @mcsteezy1 took this shot of @jbfishing1’s personal best bass taken this week. #stripedbass #surfcasting #fallrun
4. Big Bass Surprise
You never know what’s going to find your lure during the #fallrun. @handberrydea hit the Housatonic last week looking for schoolies and hooked into his new personal best #stripedbass on a freshwater bass rod and a 4-inch soft plastic!
3. Topwater Striper
@kserra5 used a #popper to raise her biggest ever #stripedbass last week.
2. The Great Thanksgiving Blitz
Nick Cicero popped this big bass while field testing the Tsunami XD popper during a Thanksgiving Day blitz in the New Jersey surf. #surfcasting #stripedbass #fallrun
1. Behemoth Bass from Connecticut
Check out this #fishofalifetime caught on June 4 by #Connecticut angler Jolyn Wiggin! This monster #stripedbass was 51.75 inches long and had a 33-inch girth, and it’s still swimming. Marc Evanier of Groton, CT estimated the fish at more than 60 pounds. The IGFA length/girth formula estimates the catch at 70 pounds. Congrats to Marc and Jolyn! #catchandrelease #longislandsound #junenewmoon
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