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May 6, 2021 – First The Blues, Now The Giant Bluefin

We kick off this week’s New Jersey, Delaware Bay video forecast on May 6, 2021 with footage from the massacre at Manasquan last week as bluefish into the teens raced in and out at Point Pleasant and Manasquan. Reports from throughout the region, from Lewes on the Delaware to Raritan Bay had the Dream Boat class choppers on the prowl alongside those hefty stripers with more weakfish now in the mix as well. But the latest chatter at the docks of Brielle this week is of a 600-pound bluefin tuna brought to scales this week at Hoffman’s by the crew of Internal Fixation. More details on that catch, a look at the leaderboard in the Coastal Kayak Clash, line tips on fluke and more from both the fresh and saltwater in this week’s forecast from Ocean, NJ inside the “coolest, most well-stocked shop you’ve never heard of.”


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Brielle Fishing Reports

Report by The Reel Seat

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Max at the Reel Seat said folks are getting stripers in the Raritan on live bait, plugs, and on the troll. You can pretty much catch them all ways. They are ranging from small to very large in the bay... More

Report by Jamaica II

April 26, 2021 - 10:43:01

Capt. Joe said the Jamaica II had a decent trip on Saturday with some nice weather. They managed to reel in some cod and blackfish.... More

Report by Big Jamaica

April 26, 2021 - 10:43:01

Capt. Howard said the 125’ Big Jamaica is still in dry dock having some new engines installed. Their schedule is now up on their website, and they plan on sailing for the opening day of sea bass. The... More

Report by Fin Chaser Charters

February 22, 2021 - 09:59:27

Capt. Frank at Fin Chaser Charters said they are not fishing as of now but starting April 1 they will be heading out for striped bass. He just hopes the weather is cooperating.... More

Point Pleasant Fishing Reports

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Jason at Fishermen’s Supply said the bluefish bite is full throttle. Anglers are reeling them in from the inlet, through the river, into the canal, and into the bay. Fish are ranging from 3 to 12 pou... More

Report by Captain Bill's Landing

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Tom at Captain Bill's Landing said anglers are pulling in blues all through the river. There are also stripers down in Seaside.... More

Report by Norma K III

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Capt. Matt said the Norma K III sailed Thursday and had good action with blackfish. landing both shorts and keepers. The pool winner was around 6 pounds. That was their last trip for blackfish, as the... More

Report by Kraken Sport Fishing

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Capt. John Decker of Kraken Sportfishing said they are back home from the Raritan bay. They had a good striper season up there and are now back in Point Pleasant. They will begin striper fishing and s... More

Report by Curlew Lobster & Fishing Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Capt. Kevin Fahey of Curlew Lobster and Fishing Charters states that June is already booked, however there are many other charter dates available for the rest of the year. Check out his website for de... More

Report by Mushin Sportfishing

April 26, 2021 - 10:43:01

Capt. Alan of Mushin Sportfishing has been bottom fishing for cod, pollock, ling, and blackfish when we spoke during the final weekend of April. They are waiting for stripers to show up along the coas... More

Report by Gambler Fishing

April 26, 2021 - 10:43:01

Capt. Bob on the Gambler said they got out and ran into some blackfish. There was steady action with shorts and a few keepers in the mix. A 10-pound white chin took a green crab. Three nice keepers we... More

Report by Canyon Runner Sportfishing

April 05, 2021 - 09:37:08

Adam of Canyon Runner Sportfishing said their inshore season will start April 20 out of Clarks Landing Marina where they will target stripers. Their offshore season will begin May 15.... More

Report by Tin Knocker Sportfishing

February 22, 2021 - 09:59:27

Capt. John said Tin Knocker Sportfishing will be back in the water and on the hunt for striped bass by April 15th. He said if the fish aren’t around off Manasquan at that point, he hopes to point nor... More

Report by Tale Chaser

November 30, 2020 - 15:32:32

“We’ve been doing very well with the bass,” said Capt. Steve Foster aboard Tale Chaser II Sportfishing. He said the action on the troll inside the line was very good to start the Thanksgiving holi... More

Brick Fishing Reports

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Frank at Gabriel Tackle said the bite is still hot in the Manasquan Inlet. It is loaded with bluefish. There are also reports of blues in the canal and bay. It has been a while since we have seen thos... More

Report by Pell's Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Kenny “The Killie King” Halverson at Pell’s Bait and Tackle said there are big blues in the Manasquan. Folks are landing stripers over by the Mantoloking Bridge. There are some flounder left as wel... More

Report by Jersey Hooker Outfitters

April 26, 2021 - 10:43:01

Ray at Jersey Hooker Outfitters said anglers are landing flounder by the Mantoloking Bridge. Sandworms and bloodworms are working for them. As for striped bass, the Raritan Bay was on fire all spring.... More

Report by Traders Cove Marina

April 19, 2021 - 12:21:27

Kevin at Trader's Cove Marina said there are some small bass in the bay. A few folks are flounder fishing but that has been slow.... More

Normandy Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Pete at Charlie’s Bait & Tackle said big blues have showed up. They are landing them in the Manasquan Inlet, through the canal, and north of the Mantoloking Bridge. SP Minnows, poppers, PS Resin Popp... More

Seaside Heights Fishing Reports

Report by The Dock Outfitters

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Phil at The Dock Outfitters said the back bay is holding a lot of small bass. Two keepers were caught on Saturday measuring in at 33 and 36 inches, all on bloodworms. A few days ago, 25 stripers were ... More

Seaside Park Fishing Reports

Report by Grumpys Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

When I asked Connor at Grumpy’s Bait & Tackle what the report was this week he immediately exclaimed, “Blues! Blues everywhere!” and let out a chuckle. Anglers are getting them on Tsunami Poppers, ... More

Report by Betty and Nick’s Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

John at Betty & Nick’s said the fishing has been okay with small bass ranging from 18 to 22 inches with the occasional keeper. Some big blues are showing up, especially up north in the Manasquan. The... More

Report by Betty and Nick's Bait and Tackle

January 11, 2021 - 12:40:43

Not really much to speak about at Betty & Nick’s regarding the IBSP stripers; few and far between really. However, if you recall the mad rush on IBSP Mobile Park passes in 2020 during the height of... More

Toms River Fishing Reports

Report by Hook House

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

John at Hook House Bait & Tackle said there are stripers off the beach, but they have been sporadic. The better bite seems to be at night in the river. Perch are still around the river. Stripers are a... More

Forked River Fishing Reports

Report by Miss Liane Sportfishing Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Capt. Ray Lopez at Miss Liane Charters said they are booking trips for stripers and bluefin tuna. The boat is going in next week. Call now to get a spot on one of these trips.... More

Waretown Fishing Reports

Report by Creekside Outfitters

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Noah at Creekside Outfitters said one angler landed a 42-inch striper off the beach this past weekend. Folks are reporting a ton of blues in the inlet. There is word of kingfish up in the creeks by Be... More

Report by Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Capt. Joe Rizzo at Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters said he is back in Barnegat Bay with the boat but has not been fishing just yet. He heard word of short stripers being landed at high tide along the so... More

Report by Margarita Yacht Sales

April 26, 2021 - 10:44:33

Jeff Evans at Margarita Yacht Sales said stripers and winter flounder are still in the back bay. Bluefish should be arriving any day now. There are bass along the front beaches. As for freshwater, fol... More

Report by Margarita Yachts Sales

April 12, 2021 - 09:25:10

Jeff Evans at Margarita Yacht Sales said the Evans boys loaded up on trout for the opening of the season. They have 25% off at the store and they are loaded up with Tony Maja and Niners.... More

Barnegat Light Fishing Reports

Report by Miss Barnegat Light

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Capt. Lenny of Miss Barnegat Light has not started fishing just yet. He will start fishing the weekend of May 22nd and 23rd.... More

Report by Mary M IV

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Capt. Sam Rescigno of the Mary M IV said they are looking forward to May 15 for the sea bass opener. He is keeping an eye out for blues, but they seem scare at the moment. He is keeping his fingers cr... More

Report by Carolyn Ann III

April 26, 2021 - 10:44:33

Expect to see the Carolyn Ann III back in her berth very soon, and on the sea bass grounds again as of May 15. “We will be sailing everyday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., so you can pick the nicest weather d... More

Report by Super Chic

April 05, 2021 - 09:38:39

Capt. Ted of the Super Chic is not fishing yet. They are waiting on inspections to clear and will have the boat ready in 2 weeks.... More

Long Beach Island Fishing Reports

Report by Jingles Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Steve at Jingle’s Bait and Tackle in Beach Haven said folks are catching schoolies in the bay. Blues are coming in and anglers are reeling them out of the bay. On the surf side, big stripers are bein... More

Surf City Fishing Reports

Report by Surf City Bait and Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 18:57:10

Sue and Jerry at Surf City Bait & Tackle said there are schoolies out front hitting teasers and diamond jigs. A few fish are being caught from under bridges too. The shop is open as needed. They wrapp... More

Ship Bottom Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Kellen at Fisherman’s Headquarters said the fishing is very good right now in the bay and out at wrecks. Anglers were getting in on tog action before the season closed. As for the bay side, Barnegat ... More

Beach Haven Fishing Reports

Report by Insatiable Sportfishing

January 11, 2021 - 12:40:43

Capt. John Lewis of Insatiable Charters and the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association passed along great news at the end of last week. Apparently, Bill Figley (former NJDEP reef coordinator) got a ... More