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April 23, 2018:
The report from Fisherman's Den North was excellent bass fishing which only got better later in the week. Tom Palmisano told us most of the reports coming into the store told of heavy action on clams, however bunker, tolling plugs and jigging shads also took fish. Saturday saw a flotilla of boats on the bay and almost all caught fish. Boat traffic was also heavy on Sunday and it looks like the spring run is in full swing according to Tom.



Fisherman's Den North

April 23, 2018:
At Fisherman's Headquarters, the reports are of consistent light-tackle fishing for short stripers. Both small artificials (Whip-Its, Zooms, Kettle Creek plastics) and natural baits are working and the action has been solid, with double-digit hookups. Big weakfish are in the Barnegat Bay as well, but just remember the big girls are here to spawn so release them to help rebuild the population. The LBI Spring Derby is under way. There had not been any weigh-ins as of Sunday but the event is still young; it runs through June 24.



Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Bass fishing was also the topic when I spoke with Tom Palmisano at Fisherman's Den North. Tom said the bass fishing started heating up about mid-week and got stronger as the week progressed. Enter the Sunday weather and we are back to square one, he said. According to Tom, most of the bass were on schools of bunker and were taken on plugs, worms and clams in the shallow water of the flats along the lower side of the bay, as well as in back bay areas.

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    The first week of operations for the Fisherman's Den North got reports of some fish being caught. Tom Palmisano said short bass and occasional keepers off lower bay beaches have been the bulk of the catches. Clams, worms and cut bunker have been the baits of choice. Here too we were told of some winter flounder being caught in the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers on worms fished on the top of the outgoing water.

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    The Fisherman's Den North should be open by mid-week or the weekend at the latest, according to Tom Palmisano. Tom told me he hopes to be fully stocked up with bait and tackle for the spring striper fishing which has already started along the lower bay.

  • March 5, 2018 Open or Close

    The word from Tom Palmisano from the Fisherman's Den North is that the opening of the shop for 2018 is set for around March 15. Boatwise, there's not much going on in the harbor of late, though folks are looking for early season stripers up the bayshore flats a bit.

Fisherman's Den North

Fisherman's Den North
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
12 Simon Lake Drive
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
phone: 732-681-5005


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Fisherman's Den North

Fisherman's Den North
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
12 Simon Lake Drive
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
phone: 732-681-5005


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