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Giant striped bass on run just in time for Halloween

Updated: October 26, 2009, 12:07 PM ET
By Chris Gatley | ESPNOutdoors.com

Monster-sized striped bass have appeared in the Cape May rips and Delaware Bay, and their abundance and size has stopped the offshore tuna hunters in South Jersey dead in their tracks.

This is a typical fall run. When these big fish appear, everything stops and people get out as 35- and 40-pounders are common and fish over 45 pounds are not uncommon.

This migration of fish, disappearing off Montauk, N.Y., and reappearing around the bay, offers residents of Philadelphia, South Jersey, ...

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