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Fairfield Fishing Tackle

April 23, 2018:
"While the early week rains put a hurt on the lower Passaic and Hackensack, which were producing a lot of short bass, they seem to have had the opposite effect on the fishing in the bay," said Larry over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle. The fishing simply exploded in the bay and spread out from the south shore into the Reach and up into the Hudson above New York. Most of the fishing was on cut bunker and worms, along with trolling swimming plugs and shads.



Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    At Fairfield Fishing Tackle Joe told us he too is hearing of an increase in bass activity in Raritan Bay. While beach fishermen continue to dominate the catch, more boats are going into the water and some fish are also being caught by boat anglers. In addition Joe said he got a couple reports of fishing starting up in the Hudson River, which means the fish are starting their migration upriver to spawn.

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Cheryl over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle told me she too is hearing of spotty bass activity along south side Raritan Bay beaches by bait fisherman. Likewise a few anglers stopped by the shop and reported some small stripers being caught in the lower tidal Passaic and Hackensack rivers. The shop got no reports of any boat fishermen scoring bass, and no reports of any fish being caught from the Hudson above the Tappenzee Bridge she added.

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Larry at Fairfield Fishing said he too is starting to hear of some short bass being caught along the lower Hudson, despite the water temps which are still in the low 40s. Schoolies have been moving into the lower Hackensack River and are hitting worms and jig-plasticbait combinations on the top of the tide and the first part of the outgoing water. So far no significant bottom fishing reports have come into the shop as the water temps in the ocean are still very cold and very few boats have even been fishing, he said.

  • March 26, 2018 Open or Close

    The only report the folks at Fairfield Fishing Tackle had for us was news of some stripers, mainly shorts, being caught in the Hackensack River which is usually an early season hot spot for local fish. "So far reports from the lower side of Raritan Bay have been slow to come into the store," Larry added.

Fairfield Fishing Tackle

Fairfield Fishing Tackle
101 Rt 46 E , Suite 128
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
phone: 973-575-1972


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