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Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

April 23, 2018:
Chestnut Neck Boat Yard told of a decent week in the river and anglers caught a few more keeper bass than weeks past. White perch are still thick in the Mullica as well, and those silvers have been saving the dinner tables in South Jersey for weeks as folks look for those keeper bass. The shop crew is also wondering where those chopper blues are with all the bait in the area, especially since the Nunzio Bruno bluefish tournament is being held on May 19. "Hopefully the gators will be here then," says Maryann. The shop has large bloodworms, clam baits and some bunker as weather gets better and better, and the crew also reminds folks of the opening of the new Portside Café at Chestnut Neck. You can now stop in and have some breakfast before your trip, and the café is also opening on May 19.



Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Chestnut Neck Boat Yard tells of excellent perch fishing in the Mullica and certainly those small bass will give you plenty of action as they get in on the action. Bloodworms are the bait of choice up the rivers and Violet has some nice ones at the shop. There has been some talk of a few small bluefish being caught, but Vi hasn't seen any come in yet. Violet does announce the opening of the Portside Café at Chestnut Neck, which will be opening on May 19. New proprietor Donna will be on hand with her crew to fill your belly before you head out fishing.

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Chestnut Neck Boat Yard tells of a still good bite on mega-perch in the river and small bass are mixing it up as folks look ahead to the newly established fluke and sea bass seasons. Violet tells of a few perch that weighed in at almost two-pounds and reminds folks of the perch tournament being held by Landisville gun club on April 21. Winning angler earns $1,000 for the five heaviest perch, and you can enter by going online to Low water temps are delaying the start of the bass run, but Violet tells of the crazy bird play out front, bait fish moving in and out of the wash. Tog fishing has been slow both out front and inshore, but the shop relays that by months' end the action should begin inshore. This coming week looks to be weather friendly and anglers will be able to get out front, catch a few blackfish and mark those sea bass for the opener on May 15.

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Chestnut Neck Boat Yard tells of another week of anglers picking away at some perch in the river and again, schoolie bass are inhabiting most back waters and hitting bloodworms in earnest. A few 28-inch fish have been reported and more keepers will come to be weighed as April rolls in. The shop has some solid bloodworms in the frig for those interested, and Violet shouts out a Happy Easter to all.

  • March 26, 2018 Open or Close

    Chestnut Neck Boat Yard tells of a good bite on bass in the river and between the good numbers of short bass are some perch to take home with you as well. Bloodworms are the bait of choice and some days are hot and heavy on the bass bite.

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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