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FISHING LOGS: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Southern New Jersey


Posted By Bob Misak, September 11, 2017
Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle said the usual suspects continue to swim in the Brigantine waters including kingfish, snapper blues and spot. “If you are in a boat there are several locations you can go to if you want to load up your spot cages in the back bays,” said Andy, adding that local anglers are scoring 20 to 30 at a pop with the right tactics. “Just take a Sabiki rig and some bloodworms or Fishbones and jig them up,” he recommending, adding that once caged up for the fall will make outstanding striped bass baits. “When you do put them in your cage make sure you secure it as there have been several otters swimming around breaking into the cages and stuffing themselves,” he said.
For most South Jersey anglers, the fluke season was a satisfactory one, and those who did their homework and persisted on the hot spots and structure out front ended up with good days of bottom bouncing; the next phase of debating on season limits has already begun. For the time being, the reefs out front are only offering that one tog, a few straggler triggerfish and some ling, though most anglers in the region have opted to go inshore. The back bays have good populations of bluefish, some to 4 pounds and better. The Delaware Bay is seeing its fall species move in and croakers are joining the party with decent numbers of weakfish being found up and down the coast. The jetties are chock full of blackfish and anglers have wasted no time in grabbing some crabs and heading up for tons of fun, though only one fish can be kept now. Bass are moving on peanut bunker in the Mullica and Egg Harbor rivers, prompting some folks to head back with eels in the evenings, and some keeper fish are now being caught. The beaches still have a few sharks to wrestle, and bluefish can be had out there with pockets of spot and kingfish making their way up and down the sands.
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Nicky Meyer - 284 days ago

Nicky Meyer Nice schoolie striper caught on a white zoom super fluke in cape may county

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