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Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

August 13, 2018:
Chestnut Neck Boat Yard tells of a few anglers finding some keeper fluke and Saturday was a great one for Martin Herman of Branchburg as he weighed in a thick flounder at 8.75 pounds. The bait ladies also report some perch action in the river and they also tell of some weakfish, but Weakfishing has been a "set up at night with some shedders" thing, and the sharpies won't tell. However, the shop has shedders in stock and you can go set up on the sod and find your own sea trout. Words have been uttered of blowfish up in Barnegat bay, and the shop hopes they get a good run of puffers this season.

Previous Reports

  • August 6, 2018 Open or Close

    Chestnut Neck Boat Yard told of a slow go on inshore flounder and the locals are into shorts and more shorts. "Fluke are out front now," said Violet, however, anglers are still up in the Mullica catching perch. The shop has shedders and bloodworms for the silvers. Snapper blues are also an item in local waters, and Vi tells of some kingfish and small sea bass being caught up near Graveling Point. Weakfish are being caught, but they hit shedders early in the morning, and after boat traffic begins, that's it, they hide. Crabbing is still crazy and blue crabs are becoming the ace in the hole as the dog days of August set in.

  • July 30, 2018 Open or Close

    Chestnut Neck Boat Yard reported on some different stuff happening as anglers have been all over, and the bass action in the river has dropped off as perhaps the full moon or lack of participation caused a lull in the eeling. However, Mitch tells of strong perch action up in the river, and lots of solid perch can be caught with a dozen bloodworms or some shrimp. The shop has been going through a mess of shedder crabs as some anglers are finding decent sized weakfish, and Mitch says, "Shedders is all they are eating right now." There have also been some reports of a few kingfish across the bay and some small porgies showing up around Graveling Point. A few anglers have also released some blackfish in recent days and the season will open for one fish on August 1.

  • July 23, 2018 Open or Close

    Chestnut Neck Boat Yard told of a tough few days into the July 21-22 wind and rain plagued weekend as local anglers found a few fluke, but again had to work for it. There are a good many short fish to get through as folks look for that 18-incher, and some are finding success. The recent rains did make for even more work to find solid flounder fishing, and Violet says, "The perch are still strong up in the river." The shop also reports that some choice anglers are fishing evening hours and catching a weakfish or two, with frozen shedders being the top bait. Violet and Maryann also remind folks of the Port Café, where you stop in, bait up, fuel up and grab a bite before your excursion.

  • July 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Chestnut Neck Boat Yard reported that folks still picking away at the flounder in Tuckerton Bay, though anglers really worked for it. The ICW and Black Point have been the go to in recent weeks, as well as the waters behind Atlantic City. The Mullica is giving up plenty of perch and small bass are mixing it up back there as well, with a few weakfish being caught by the night gang. Folks who have been drifting eels have even found some keepers in the back.

Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

Chestnut Neck Boat Yard
758 Old New York Rd
Port Republic, NJ 08241
phone: 609-652-1119 | fax: 609-652-5610

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