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Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

November 13, 2017:
Mitch at Chestnut Neck Boat Yard relayed word of some more keeper bass taken from the river this past week and the action was a tad bit better than last week with the cold snap prompting stripers to feed. Eels and spot were the go to baits as is typical of mid-November. Though most fish were in the 25-30-inch range, a few larger fish to 20 pounds or so were being reported. Out front the action was slow as most anglers headed north to find those bigger schools of fish, which were hanging around from Asbury Park to Seaside, where schools of bunker were being reported and anglers also had success on bunker spoons. The shop also reports perch fishing being okay up in the river, with less anglers targeting the schools of silvers this week to go chase bass.

Previous Reports

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    At Chestnut Neck Boat Yard Mitch relayed word of a still solid bass bite in the back and anglers are catching a mess of shorts, though the fish are getting bigger as they move down. Several anglers are reporting in with fish to 30 inches and better, and the areas behind Atlantic City are producing the same action for those making the run. Eels and spot have been the go to baits, with anglers raising a few stripers on the Nemesis by Gulp! The perch fishing is super-solid for the local gang who are dialed in, with bloodworms or frozen shedders working to bucket a bunch of silver beauties, which are great eating and a good addition to your bounty. Violet, Maryann and Mitch will have bloodworms, eels and bunker, and you can stop by for the latest intel on the fishing in the river.

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    At Chestnut Neck Boat Yard Mitch relayed word that the river has a ton of short bass and anglers are catching a few good fish as well; there were a couple keepers had in the back, one at 33 inches, and one out front by the ICW at 34 inches. Eels are lighting up the liners, and some anglers are doing well on Stretches and jigs. Mitch has been up in the river and loading up on the perch, a great eating fish if you're on the wait for those big bass, with frozen shedders or bloodworms being used to bring them to the hook.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    The crew at Chestnut Neck Boat Yard relayed word that the striped bass fishing in the Mullica River has popped nicely and anglers are doing well. The average size of the liners is between 20 and 26 inches, but there are some keepers to be had as quite a few folks found fish from 28 to 30 inches. There have been fish caught on plastics, chunks, eels and even a few on plugs as waters have cooled just a bit, triggering a nice bite in the past week. A few folks are up in the river around the structure where some good perch can be found, if you have some of those giant bloodworms Violet has. A couple catfish are in the mix as well, a great addition to the weekend dinner.

  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    Chestnut Neck Boat Yard relayed word that the bass action is getting a bit better in the river and the shop had three bass weighed this past week, two slots and a 28-incher. Most stripers are smaller, but the action is fast. Maryann tells of lots of snapper blues in the mix, and those who want some perch action can head up there with bloodworms, find some deeper water, and load up. Crabbing, though slowing quite a bit, has offered a few blue claws that are large, but time is of the essence on drop lining.

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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