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Hook House

August 10, 2020:
Over at the Hook House Bait and Tackle Dennis said the store weathered the storm and a short power outage with no major damage. The same can't be said for the local fishing after the storm and into the weekend. Streams were running high and roiled and most still waters were off color and high. The panfish and catfish action being seen in the College Pond is typical of most other waters in the area. One fishery that came out on the upside is the pickerel fishing in Horicon Lake and the bogs and ponds off Route 70 who's waters benefited from higher water and better oxygen levels.

Previous Reports

  • August 3, 2020 Open or Close

    Manasquan Reservoir continues to serve up some bass and crappies in and around the tree tops early in the day on minnows, said Dennis over at Hook House Bait and Tackle. In addition he said Trilco has been seeing some bass, pickerel and perch, while Lake Riviera is also producing some bass in the backwater areas. Pickerel fishing in local cedar waters, while slower that a few weeks back, is still giving up some chainsides on minnows. Last but not least Dennis said the pond at Ocean County Community College remains one of the top spots for panfishermen.

  • July 27, 2020 Open or Close

    The top spot for anglers stopping in over at the Hook House Bait and Tackle was Manasquan Reservoir this past week. Dennis said anglers fishing shiners under floats are pulling some nice bass early before the sun boils the water. Catfish and carp fishing have also been very good at Trilco and the Ocean County College Pond, he said.

  • July 20, 2020 Open or Close

    Trilco is seeing a good pickerel bite on Roostertails and minnows, said Dennis over at Hook House Bait and Tackle. Lake Shenandoah is giving up some bass to anglers jigging and fishing weedless rigged plasticbaits in the open water pockets. The Ocean County Community College Pond is hot for panfish on worms fished under floats, and Lake Riviera is giving up largemouth and panfish on killies.

  • July 13, 2020 Open or Close

    Lake Riviera, Forge Pond and other small bodies of water are seeing a good bluegill and crappie bite on killies and worms according to Dennis over at Hook House Bait and Tackle. Pickerel fishing has been good at Trilco, Horicon and the bogs off Route 70. Anglers have also been chunking bluegills and other fish in local waters and scoring decent numbers of bullhead cats, he said.

Hook House

Hook House
2701 State Hwy 37 East
Toms River, NJ 08753
phone: 732-270-3856

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