Pennfield reef is a great place to fish for stripers and blues for spin rodders and fly fishermen but the spin guys do have the advantage of long casts when the fish are a ways off the reef until they chase the bait near enough to throw a fly.Stripers and blues can also be caught on the beach.Parking is not a problem until the beach sticker season starts. After Labor day
the parking is back to normal and the fishing can be outstanding. I would check the weather for wind conditions and contact the local bait shops for fishing reports.
If you never fished Pennfield reef before I suggest you do what I do and that is fish with a buddy or two,fish the outgoing tide, do not wade off the reef,start heading back before the tide starts to rise and carry a compass incase a fog starts to roll in behind you. Sad to say but people who have fished the reef for years have lost their lives by making mistakes. the reef extends well out from shore and is very wide at low tide but don't be fooled. Ask questions of the guys who fish it often and read up on fishing the reef.
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