Don’t Want to Work? Bang on the Drum
More black drum reports coming in through our weekly fishing reports at TheFisherman.com, as sod bank casters in the Great Bay, Absecon Bay area in particular have found some early boomers picking up their baits. Striped bass action is picking up along the open beaches, in ad-dition to the river hot spots which have been producing since the March 1 opener in the Garden State. Tautog action continues this month for boats heading out of ports in New Jersey and Del-aware, though jetty jocks continue to score from shore. We’re past the April moon and hoping for a warming trend in the next few days, though the fast-moving nor’easter earlier in the week could’ve been the trigger for an onslaught of saltwater action. Could the inlet invasion by those yellow-eyed devils begin this week? Someone has to be the first on the scene!
Central New Jersey Fishing Reports
Ashley Viola-Central New Jersey Highlights
April 25, 2022 - 10:33:05
The end of April has offered a lot for saltwater anglers! Big stripers are being reeled in off the surf with clam seeming to be getting it done; some black drum are in the mix as well. Tog season comes to a close at the end of April, but anglers have been crushing it at the wrecks and reefs. Cod and ling are helping to fill coolers as well. Next up in May we have fluke season and of course black sea bass! Anglers have already reported some big, released fluke while targeting stripers with bucktails. The back bays will be the place to start trying once the season opens. The Manasquan River should be a spot to try as well. As we put together these reports on April 24, its time to gear up for the early start to the 2022 fluke season.