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Pier 47 Marina

June 18, 2018:
Rick Traber at Pier 47 Marina tells of the drum bite slowing up in the back, but anglers are reporting some flounder action. There have been some fluke caught, and a couple die-hards have found limits by sticking and moving and staying with it. The smalls like bluefish have moved in, but not much word on weakies as they take their time getting back in the bay. There was word of a sheepshead caught in Cape May, and folks should be on the lookout, as these fish look just like drum but taste ten times better. The rental boats are catching some nice crabs, and the areas behind Wildwood and Stone Harbor are the best shot for some keeper flounder.

Previous Reports

  • June 11, 2018 Open or Close

    Rick Traber at Pier 47 Marina told of a tough week as winds blew for a couple days, but anglers did get out and find some sea bass out front, sifting through shorts to bucket a few nice hump backs. The back bay is slowing on bass but has seen some better numbers of weakfish, with schoolie bass and small blues grabbing their share of baits. The surf is so-so with a few small blues and a keeper bass or two being caught, mostly at night. A few reports of kingfish in the surf has anglers drifting those bloodworms, and Rick tells of his rental boats picking up some fluke out back, but you must be persistent and move around.

  • June 4, 2018 Open or Close

    Rick Traber at Pier 47 Marina told of a few things happening in the southern portion of the state and for the last week or two, it's been drum and more drum. The 25- to 30-pound drum are still lively in the back bay, and Rick tells of a banner year out back. The beaches are slow, with a few small bluefish and an occasional schoolie bass, with a keeper being weighed sometimes. The sea bass fishing out front is solid, and Rick says, "Get em while they let you." The rental boats are out there, and crabbing is picking up, with a lot of smaller blue crabs to sift to put a good catch together.

  • May 28, 2018 Open or Close

    Rick Traber at Pier 47 Marina tells of a still historical bite on drum in the Delaware Bay and there are many, many drum being caught from 25 to 30 pounds, with an occasional 60- to 70-pounder coming over rails of local boaters. There has been a bit of a slow-down on bass in the bay, and most liners were being caught up near Fortescue, quite a run for the Cape May boater. The beaches have been offering up a keeper bass here and there, and reports of weakfish are starting to flow in from the inlets and the bay. Bluefish are in and out, but most are in the 3- to 5-pound class as anglers await the slob gators to show.

  • May 21, 2018 Open or Close

    Rick over at Pier 47 is saying that fishing has picked up nicely and anglers are enjoying a mix of bass, blues and lots of drums as the Delaware Bay comes alive; there have been some bruiser drums taken on the Jersey side of the bay, and this season has been one for the books so far. There are also words of weakfish moving into the back, and though spotty right now, the spikes will move along shortly, making it easy to get that 14-inher to add to your meal.

Pier 47 Marina

Pier 47 Marina
3001 Wildwood Blvd , PO Box 59
Wildwood, NJ 08260
phone: 609-729-4774 | fax: 609-729-0963

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