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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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Report by Betty and Nick's Bait and Tackle

August 10, 2020 - 18:53:56

John at Betty and Nick’s in Seaside Park spoke of the usual small blues whacking away at metals all through the daylight hours. Dedicated anglers working the holes and cuts for fluke are coming up wi... More

Report by Betty and Nick’s Bait and Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 19:00:05

John at Betty and Nicks in Seaside Park wrapped up December with a bang as there were some days you literally couldn’t find a spot to fish on IBSP as both the bass and the anglers were tick as thieve... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Absecon Bay Sportsman Center

February 21, 2022 - 11:34:16

As Dave from the Absecon Bay Sportsman said, “We got worms and you don’t need no ivermectin!” The shop is loaded with bloodworms for the tons of white perch in the Mullica River and surrounding bac... More

Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

August 10, 2020 - 18:53:56

Avalon Hodge Podge in Avalon had the power turned back on by the weekend and does have crabs in stock to get after those sheepshead along the local rockpiles.... More

Report by Bait N' Hook

July 26, 2022 - 12:16:43

At Bait N’ Hook in Sicklerville comes word of triggerfish in tight along Cape May County jetties take green crabs or clam baits. There’s also been some terrific sheepshead fishing to be had for tho... More

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Report by Old Inlet Bait and Tackle

July 06, 2021 - 09:52:06

At Old Inlet Bait and Tackle in Delaware the recommendation for surfcasters was drifting sand crabs at night for striped bass there along Indian River Inlet.... More