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New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Central New Jersey  ¦  August 20, 2018

BLITZ BAN?

By Karen Wall  |  August 20, 2018
Feeling exotic? There’s reason for that: the southern species are here in force. Bonito, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and cobia and mahi have come for a visit and you don’t have to head out to the canyons to find them. They’re mixing in with our usual species and spicing up catches. Fluke, sea bass and bluefish also are solid. And you can ...

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Arnold's Brielle Yacht Club

Arnold's Brielle Yacht Club

No report submitted this week.
Barb Gail IV

Barb Gail IV

Capt. Chris has had the BarbGail IV has been beating up on the bottom fish, with ling, sea bass, winter flounder and fluke all coming ...

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Benchmark Sportfishing

Benchmark Sportfishing

Capt. Nick Neuberg of Benchmark Sportfishing said the Benchmark charters were heavy into the bonito last week, along with all of the other fish in ...

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Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

At Betty & Nick's John said there's a lot of life around. Small blues have been blitzing rainfish and peanut bunker in South Seaside Park ...

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Big Jamaica

Big Jamaica

On the 125' Big Jamaica, Capt. Howard said it's been good days for the fishermen, bad days for the fish. The fishing was very good ...

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Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Adam said the Canyon Runner Sportfishing crew has had to work harder to get the tuna to bite of late because the water temperatures have ...

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Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said snappers are hitting in the Toms River. Rig up some spearing on a Lenny's Lance-it rig and ...

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Carolyn Ann III

Carolyn Ann III

"You should have been there!" Gina said of the fishing late in the week on the Carolyn Ann III. There were lots of nice fluke ...

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Castaway's of Point

Castaway's of Point

At Castaways Bait & Tackle, Mike said there is a ton of life right off the beach. Spanish mackerel, bonito, blues, small mahi and some ...

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Charlie's Bait N Tackle

Charlie's Bait N Tackle

At Charlie's Bait & Tackle, Pete said the warm water has made for a pretty good week of fishing. There have been snappers and 2- ...

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Creekside Outfitters

Creekside Outfitters

At Creekside Outfitters, Liza said they are getting very good reports on blowfish, both in terms of size and quantity. She heard of catches of ...

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Dauntless

Dauntless

Capt. Willie on the Dauntless said he is still finding good action with sea bass, porgies, fluke, and triggerfish. The fluke fishing has been on ...

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Fisherman's Headquarters

Fisherman's Headquarters

At Fisherman's Headquarters Fish Head Greg said blowfish popped up in the bay and the action was very good. Ocean fluke fishing picked up. The ...

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Fishermen's Supply Co.

Fishermen's Supply Co.

"This is the Jersey Shore summer traditional fishing," Jason at Fishermen's Supply said, adding "where anglers can go out and target a variety of species ...

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Gabriel Tackle

Gabriel Tackle

At Gabriel Tackle, Frank said the surf is hot with cocktail blues, bonito, false albies, and Spanish mackerel, fluke in the wash and sharks at ...

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Gambler Fishing

Gambler Fishing

Capt. Bob said the Gambler's half-day fluke trips have been good with lots of action and a good percentage of keepers to 5 pounds. ...

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Grumpys Tackle

Grumpys Tackle

"Someone tell the fish it's August," Ray at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle said. There are bass, including some keepers, being caught on the beach, along ...

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Hook House

Hook House

At Hook House Bait & Tackle they said small bluefish are cruising the shoreline off the local beaches hitting small metals. The Jetty Ghost Mullnut ...

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Jamaica II

Jamaica II

Capt. Joe said the Jamaica II has been finding excellent fluke fishing – they're practically jumping on the hook and into the boat. Lots of ...

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Jersey Hooker Outfitters

Jersey Hooker Outfitters

At Jersey Hooker Outfitters, Ariel said "there are a lot of bones around," bonito, bluefish and some albies out at the Shark River Reef. The ...

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Key Harbor Marina

Key Harbor Marina

At Key Harbor Marina, Allen said there were a few of their anglers who headed out but none of them checked in afterward to let ...

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Kraken Sport Fishing

Kraken Sport Fishing

Capt. John Decker of Kraken Sportfishing had a good trip with bluefish, Spanish mackerel, bonito and a few other fish as his charter got in ...

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Lacey Marine

Lacey Marine

At Lacey Marine, Dan had excellent reports on the blowfishing in Barnegat Bay. The catches are consistently good and there are plenty of big puffers, ...

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Mary M IV

Mary M IV

Capt. Sam Rescigno of the Mary M IV said he stuck mostly with sea bass and ling last week but they have been seeing the ...

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Miss Barnegat Light

Miss Barnegat Light

On the Miss Barnegat Light, Capt. Lenny said the fishing wasbvery good on Friday with lots of keepers around the boat. It was a little ...

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Miss Liane Charters

Miss Liane Charters

Capt. Ray Lopez of Miss Liane Sportfishing had the Alex Lipman group out and they had great fishing with keeper fluke, sea bass and bluefish. ...

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Morrison's Marina

Morrison's Marina

At Morrison's Marina, they said have heard some fluke outside on the wrecks but they were all small. Other than that the reports were thin ...

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Mushin Sportfishing

Mushin Sportfishing

Capt. Alan of Mushin Sportfishing said the inshore fishing has provided a nice variety of fish, from the inshore speedsters on the troll to mahi ...

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Norma K III

Norma K III

Capt. Matt on the Norma K III said they had great weather and great fishing heading into the weekend and the fishing has been improving. ...

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South Harbor Marine

South Harbor Marine

Tom at South Harbor Marina said the fluke fishing has really improved and the fluke are in close. Nice keepers to 4 pounds are being ...

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Southside Marina

Southside Marina

At Southside Marina, Rick said the fluke fishing turned on red hot on Friday. Both of the local reefs were very good; boats were limiting ...

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Super Chic

Super Chic

Capt. Ted White on the Super Chic was offshore on a tuna trip. He has dates open and will have a report when he gets ...

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Surf City Bait and Tackle

Surf City Bait and Tackle

Sue at Surf City Bait & Tackle said there are bluefish around, whether you're fishing in the bay, out front in the ocean or in ...

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The Dock Outfitters

The Dock Outfitters

John at The Dock Outfitters said the surf action is simply a blast. Mixed-size blues chasing small baits up and down the beach. Fluke are ...

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The Reel Seat

The Reel Seat

At the Reel Seat, Eric said fluke fishing has gotten much better. The Sea Girt and Axel Carlson reefs, the Klondike Banks all the way ...

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Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Capt. John Pellegrino from Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters is busy fishing for tuna, mahi, fluke and whatever his customers are seeking....

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Trader's Cove Marina

Trader's Cove Marina

At Traders Cove Marina the bass fishing continues to provide fun at night in the lights around the bridges and in the canal. Snappers are ...

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