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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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Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Tuckerton Fishing Reports

Report by Cape Horn Marina and Irish Jig Charter Boats

August 01, 2022 - 10:40:41

The ocean temps are creeping up according to Captain Gary of Cape Horn Marina and Irish Jig Charter Boats. The Garden State South Reef temp just hit 70 degrees on Sunday which translated into a decen... More

Report by Irish Jig Charter Boats

June 13, 2022 - 10:48:19

Gary Dugan from Cape Horn Marina and Irish Jig Charters reports that the flounder fishing has been fantastic in Great Bay. And the fish are not far from the marina so everyone is happy to save on gas... More

Report by Dockside Café and Marina

July 06, 2021 - 09:46:49

A big, warm welcome to our newest advertiser Dockside Cafe and Marina. Although Gina was busy in the kitchen cooking up those famous lobster rolls when I called, the fishing reports from the area cam... More

Report by Dockside Café and Marina

April 04, 2022 - 10:44:13

Reports from Dockside Cafe and Marina tell us that there are plenty of stripers and perch in the creek right now. But with the cold days we had recently, not a lot of anglers were fishing. Those that ... More

Bass River Twp Fishing Reports

Report by Allen's Dock

June 20, 2022 - 10:08:26

Justin with Allen’s Dock Marina tells us he has a parking lot full of anglers eager to get out on the water this Father’s Day Weekend. The wind did not cooperate, which makes the flounder fishing v... More

Port Republic Fishing Reports

Report by Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:27

The early crab shed this week has turned on the weakfish according to Mary Anne with Chestnut Neck Boat Yard. The fish are most active early in the morning on any tide, but when slack tide coincides ... More

Absecon Fishing Reports

Report by Absecon Bay Sportsman Center

August 24, 2020 - 11:23:46

Capt. Dave of Absecon Bay Sportsman’s Center says he was right back to fishing when last weekend's storm rolled out. With all the mullet, spot, bunker and snappers in the bay, it was time for him to... More

Brigantine Fishing Reports

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:27

Capt. Andy with Riptide Bait and Tackle reports that kingfish and spot are really thick from the surf with bloodworms being the best bait right now as the water temperature dropped a few degrees since... More

Atlantic City Fishing Reports

Report by One Stop Bait and Tackle

March 15, 2021 - 13:26:02

Noel at One Stop Bait and Tackle is out and about again in 2021 with the video camera spotlighting some of the local action throughout the area. He’s been getting some decent reports on striped bass... More

Report by Osprey V

April 12, 2021 - 09:25:10

Our offshore tog report comes from the Osprey V out of Gardner’s Basin. Early in the week the togging was spotty and the captain really worked hard to find fish willing to chew. Later in the week, ... More

Margate Fishing Reports

Report by Keeper Fishing

May 17, 2021 - 11:05:19

Captain John has the Keeper all set and ready to go for the start of the flounder season on May 22. He expects a big crowd on Saturday as well as for the rest of the inaugural week. Make your plans no... More

Report by Ray Scott’s Dock

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:27

The storms did not put a dent in the back bay flounder fishing according to the crew at Ray Scott’s Dock in Margate. In fact, after the storms moved out, anglers reported lower water temperatures an... More

Somers Point Fishing Reports

Report by Waterfront Marine

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:27

The crew at Waterfront Marine reports that after battening down the hatches on Tuesday, the fishing picked up where it left off. The wrecks and reefs are just loaded with nice sized flounder and many... More

Ocean City Fishing Reports

Report by Fin-Atics

March 22, 2021 - 13:17:06

The crew at Fin-Atics is back up and running, seven days a week, with bloodworms in stock. Word is that perch action is pretty good up the Great Egg with some small stripers in the mix as well.... More

Sicklerville Fishing Reports

Report by Bait N' Hook

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:27

Bait N’ Hook reports that the flounder fishing in the bays, creeks and ICW has picked up a bit after the hurricane rolled out. Flounder are being found in the deeper holes and channels on Gulp and mi... More

Avalon Fishing Reports

Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:27

Avalon Hodge Podge reports that crabbing was very good all week with customers finding a few dozen keepers to take home right from the local piers. Boaters fishing the back bay found lots of small fl... More

North Wildwood Fishing Reports

Report by Grassy Sound Marina

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:57

Debbie with Grassy Sound Marina reported on an influx of stripers with Carmen DiGeronimo picking up a beauty from the pier, on an outgoing tide with a bunker chunk. The bass may be in the area becaus... More

Wildwood Fishing Reports

Report by Pier 47 Marina

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:57

Similar report as last week from the crew at Pier 47 Marina with small flounder in the back bays and larger ones on the Wildwood and Cape May Reef Sites. Same with sea bass; huge influx of small fish ... More

Cape May Fishing Reports

Report by Cape May Lady

December 28, 2020 - 12:34:01

The Fisherman’s Jim Hutchinson let me know he and Frank Mihalic joined the folks from the Cape-Atlantic Striper club for a tautog trip aboard the Cape May Lady on Sunday morning. The crew headed sou... More

Report by Cape Queen Charters

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:57

Cape Queen Charters does it all. Reports from Captain Mike tell us that “you name the species, we will make it happen.” In just the last couple weeks, Captain Mike and Captain Andy have put their ... More

Report by Fishin’ Fever Sportfishing

December 21, 2020 - 18:58:38

The big news in Cape May of course as seen on the cover of the Report Section was the monster 25.8-pound tautog taken on December 20 aboard Capt. Tom Daffin’s Fishin’ Fever about 20 miles off Cape M... More

Report by Full Ahead Sportfishing

February 01, 2021 - 12:01:37

I spoke with Capt. Bob Cope of Full Ahead Sportfishing last week for an update on the action, but he said both he and Capt. Tom Daffin of Fishin’ Fever were both laying up for a while. Bob said they... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:57

Again this past week, Hands Too Bait and Tackle reported that the fishing action was hot and heavy. Inshore, offshore, nearshore, inlets and back bays all offered some sort of fishing opportunity. T... More

Fortescue Fishing Reports

Report by Higbee's Bait and Tackle

March 01, 2021 - 12:44:06

As of Monday at 6:30 a.m. Higbees Bait and Tackle is reopened again daily, seven days a week, with jumbo bloodworms in stock for those looking to hit the beach and sod banks on the Delaware Bay for ea... More

Sea Isle Fishing Reports

Report by Sea Isle Bait and Tackle

March 01, 2021 - 12:44:06

The folks at Sea Isle Bait and Tackle received a shipment of jumbo bloodworms on Friday and hope to expand their spring schedule this week.... More

Mays Landing Fishing Reports

Report by Buck Tails Outfitters

January 11, 2021 - 12:40:43

Looking to hit the bulkhead at Mays Landing for some perch? The folks from Buck Tails Outfitters are keeping live grass shrimp in stock wherever and however possible for folks looking to target the sp... More

Port Elizabeth Fishing Reports

Report by Girl's Place Bait and Tackle

April 12, 2021 - 09:26:40

While perusing the aisles of the Girl’s Place Bait and Tackle in Port Elizabeth I was told that the tog are chewing good and it's not just the boaters on the wrecks finding good action. Plenty of fi... More