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20 More Days – The Countdown to NJ Striped Bass

The countdown to opening day continues this February 9, as we’re just 20 days away from the official winter flounder and back bay striped bass opener in the Garden State. We talked to several tackle shop reps in the region this week for reports at and they all the same thing – folks are chomping at the bit in anticipation of that March 1 reopener. Kicking off this week’s video fishing forecast we jump into that topic and spend few minutes talking about the January-February striper closure, before turning our attention to white perch, tautog and porgy action going on this week. We’ve also got our freshwater report with the Pocono Outdoors Guy, plus a New Jersey crew pops up in our Costa Rica update from Quepos. Plus, get a full rundown on weekend events with shows in Manahawkin, Port Monmouth, the Susquehanna River and Palmyra where you'll find Hutch set up this Super Bowl Sunday for The Fisherman Magazine.


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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Freshwater Fishing Reports

Northern NJ & Hudson Fishing Reports

Report by Big Bear Gear

March 22, 2022 - 17:52:45

A call to Chris over at Big Bear Gear Lambertville also got us the first word of a few shad being caught in the river at Lambertville. Chris told me the store is well stocked with fishing gear for the... More

Report by Bullet Hole Annex

August 10, 2020 - 18:53:26

A call to Bullet Hole Annex got us several reports. Nick said the store weathered he storm with no problems, however many areas still did not have power over the weekend and debris was still being cle... More

Report by Dow's Boat Rentals

August 10, 2020 - 18:53:26

Laurie Murphy at Dow’s Boat Rentals said the big cats are starting to hit in the lake. This past week Joe Orlando checked in with an 8-pound plus channel cat; Jim Welsh with a white cat weighing just... More

Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Bait N' Hook

August 10, 2020 - 18:53:26

Over at Bait N’ Hook we were told they survived the storm, despite a short power outage, and were once again open by appointment only. They are not carrying live bait at the present time. When it com... More

Report by Black Water Sports Center

December 19, 2022 - 14:09:09

Another person that told us pickerel fishing was very good in December and should be good in January unless we have a hard freeze up was Steve over at the Blackwater Sport Center. In addition he menti... More

Report by Blackwater Sport Center

January 25, 2021 - 10:08:39

Fishing in the lower part of the state has been plagued by skim ice and up and down fishing, said Steve over at the Blackwater Sport Center. Pickerel fishing has been steady on live lined minnows when... More

Report by Buck Tails Outfitters

January 18, 2021 - 13:09:02

The folks Buck Tails Outfitters are stocking bloods for those who want to give the bulkhead a shot there in Mays Landing. Plenty of open water for those looking to head into the Pines in search of pic... More

Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

Report by Dave's Sport Shop

March 28, 2022 - 10:42:36

Shad fishing was the main topic when I spoke with Diane over at Dave’s Sporting Goods in Doylestown. Diane said she got the first reports of shad being caught as far north as Bryam the last week in M... More

DE, MD, & Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Smith's Bait Shop

August 17, 2020 - 10:01:15

“We saw another week of wet weather and heat,” said the crew at Smith Bait and Tackle in Leipsic. Despite the weather and heat some anglers have been finding fish at Massey Mill Pond, Silver Lake an... More