By Mike Busch 10-21-19

A friend told me there were some huge schools of bunker (Menhaden)  off Old Inlet with a Humpback Whale on Saturday morning so I headed over to Bellport Beach with my drone to take a look.  Conditions were perfect with light winds and a calm and clear ocean.

I couldn’t tell at the time but there were a few Striped Bass swimming inside the schools and occasionally chasing the fish out of the water.  The first Striped Bass appears in the video above at the :48 second mark and there are two bass in the first photo below.  The drone provides a fascinating perspective, from the ground you could barely make out the schools.

More Photos and Pages 2,3, and 4