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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Video Fishing Forecast September 28, 2023

Get Ready – The Powder Keg May Get Lit! It's the final weekend in September, as New Jersey's fluke season comes to an end while black sea bass reopens on Sunday, October 1. In this week’s video fishing forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region, we take a trip back in time to October 7, 2022. That’s the day that winds began laying down after back-to-back nor’easters, and by October 8 the bull rush of cow stripers was underway at the Jersey Shore. Now that Lee and Ophelia have passed, can we expect that powder keg to blow once again? Spend a few minutes with our October print edition of The Fisherman going over plug and lure selection for the fall, then see about applying those tactics to the weekend beaches. There are still sheepshead around, redfish too in and around Cape May; plus we have our weekly freshwater report with the Pocono Outdoors Guy and more of our interview with Borough of Seaside Park mayor John Peterson, Jr. who is apparently one of the many local elected officials at the Jersey Shore placed on the “strictly need to know” basis by the governor and his army of bureaucrats.


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Brielle Fishing Reports

Report by Big Jamaica

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:40

The crew of the 125? Jamaica said they had numerous limits of bluefish around the boat early in the week. Some nice size bonito and some Spanish mackerel offered good action. They saw several schools ... More

Report by Jamaica II

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:40

Capt. Joe said the Jamaica II had a slow week. Some fluke were still biting before the blow, but not as many keepers lately. They were stuck at the dock over the weekend of September 23-24.... More

Report by The Reel Seat

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:40

Matt at the Reel Seat said things were starting to heat up just before the blow. Anglers said albies were showing up and the mullet run kicked off. Bass were seen out in the surf biting poppers and sh... More

Point Pleasant Fishing Reports

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:40

Spencer at Fishermen?s Supply said there is a lot of mullet around and on the move. Stripers are chasing it out front and back in the bay along with smaller blues. Some folks are catching blackfish in... More

Report by Gambler Fishing

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

If you?re looking to do a little offshore tuna fishing this fall, let Capt. Bob on the Gambler be your driver. The boat typically makes a few offshore overnighters, some going 36 hours, during the fa... More

Report by Mushin Sportfishing

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Capt. Alan of Mushin Sportfishing said they have been weathered out due to the wind and rain. Capt. Alan said, ?While this is a great time of the year to fish, it?s often a challenge to get offshore t... More

Report by Norma K III

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:40

Capt. Danny said the Norma K III left them biting on Wednesday. The fluke action was great. They had a good bite on Thursday until the wind dropped out and lost their drift. They were stuck at the doc... More

Brick Fishing Reports

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Frank at Gabriel Tackle said the weather doesn?t look good for the final few days of September, but if there is a break, he urges anglers to hit the Manasquan Inlet. It was producing plenty of fluke w... More

Report by Traders Cove Marina

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Our friends at Jersey Hooker Outfitters said it?s tough to give a good report. Things were silent for the past few days with the storm rolling through. Anglers reported some blackfish at the canal sin... More

Normandy Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Pete at Charlie?s Bait & Tackle said the fishing was good before the blow. Blues, fluke, and weakfish were all bending rods. The mullet was running strong, and everything was good until the storm blew... More

Seaside Heights Fishing Reports

Report by The Dock Outfitters

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Things were mostly quiet at The Dock Outfitters over the weekend of September 23-24, but in the days prior folks were out on the dock looking for snappers.... More

Seaside Park Fishing Reports

Report by Betty and Nick's Bait and Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Mullet were on the move at the end of September, and John at Betty & Nick?s is looking forward to the first few weeks of October in particular to see what the double-shot of tropical storms may have p... More

Report by Grumpys Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Connor at Grumpy?s Bait & Tackle said not many anglers are out fishing. Before the poor weather came through, bluefish action was hot! They were chasing mullet along with bass mixed in. Fluke were bit... More

Toms River Fishing Reports

Report by Hook House

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Dennis at Hook House Bait & Tackle said the canal is offering blackfish on green crabs. It has been on fire with bass and blues at night on live eels. Once the water settles, the Toms River should pic... More

Forked River Fishing Reports

Report by Lacey Marine

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Dan at Lacey Marine said fluke fishing was good before the storm at the Tires and wrecks near the Ridge. Blowfishing has been great east of the Research Buoy and along the Waretown flats. Chumming hea... More

Report by Miss Liane Sportfishing Charters

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Capt. Ray Lopez of Miss Liane Charters said the mahi and tuna action has been good through the latter part of September, but he said they will also start targeting sea bass on October 1.... More

Waretown Fishing Reports

Report by Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Capt. Joe Rizzo of Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters said blowfish action was great before the storm came. Sea bass, porgies, and fluke also offered action. He had to cancel his charters this past weekend... More

Report by Creekside Outfitters

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

With all that bait stacking up in the lagoons and throughout Barnegat Bay, Liza and crew at Creekside Outfitters are expecting the bay bite on striped bass to heat up quickly this month.... More

Barnegat Light Fishing Reports

Report by Mary M IV

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Capt. Sam Rescigno of the Mary M IV said they were out before the storm and had great fishing. The local lumps offered a ton of mackerel, bonito, and bluefish. Plenty of sea bass were there on open bo... More

Report by Miss Barnegat Light

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Capt. Lenny of Miss Barnegat Light said they had a decent trip earlier in the week. Only downside was there was no drift. Despite that, their keeper ratio was 50/50! Some sea bass came up as a by-catc... More

Ship Bottom Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Greg at Fisherman?s Headquarters said before the storm, a little bit of everything was biting, but nothing spectacular. The best choice would be to go for tog in Barnegat Inlet. There are a lot of fis... More

Long Beach Island Fishing Reports

Report by Jingles Bait and Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Steve at Jingles Bait and Tackle in Beach Haven said folks are getting weakfish and blowfish in the bay. The surf is offering fluke and snapper blues. The storm wiped out any chance of offshore fishin... More

Beach Haven Fishing Reports

Report by Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

As the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association look at the weather forecasts for the final weekend of the 2023 summer flounder fishing season, things do not look promising. A storm co... More

Report by Miss Beach Haven

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

Capt. Steve Palmer of the Miss Beach Haven said they were docked due to the weather but are running a special the last day of fluke season on the 27th.... More

Surf City Fishing Reports

Report by Surf City Bait and Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:46

The LBI Surf Fishing Classic kicks off for nine weeks starting October 7, and Tom at Surf City Bait and Tackle said he?s all geared up for the tournament. Quite a few blackfish are available at the s... More