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NJ/DE Bay Region Fourth of July Forecast

The Fourth of July weekend has arrived, and so too has the July edition of The Fisherman. Get a peek inside the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition for a tactical approach to topwater yellowfin as well as a deep-dive into plugging bigeye and wahoo on the troll. We have a giant bluefin just under the NOAA “trophy” closure out of Manasquan, while mako shark action is still in place as of this morning due to a slow-moving bureaucracy in DC. Get a comprehensive look at the holiday weekend fluking opportunities with a 12-pounder and at least one other “Dream Boat” fluke from Raritan Bay. Spanish mackerel are snapping along the Delaware Coast, with sheepshead reports intensifying from throughout the South Jersey region. Wherever you may be fishing the New Jersey, Delaware Bay this weekend – or even if you plan on heading out to the Pocono’s – we’ve got you covered in our Independence Day weekend report from The Fisherman Magazine.


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Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Brielle Fishing Reports

Report by Jamaica II

July 05, 2022 - 12:22:29

Capt. Joe said the Jamaica II has been running into a ton of fluke. There have been good numbers of limits around the boat. Some ling are showing to mix things up and give variety to the coolers.... More

Report by Big Jamaica

July 05, 2022 - 12:22:29

Capt. Howard said the 125’ Big Jamaica did well Saturday with a nice mix of mackerel, sea bass, fluke, and ling. With the sea bass limit of two fish at the moment, it isn’t taking long for anglers t... More

Report by The Reel Seat

July 05, 2022 - 12:22:29

Lloyd at the Reel Seat said there are a good amount of fluke in the river. Bass and blues are bending rods there too. Fluking is lighting up out on the reefs. Ling are adding action too. In the ocean,... More

Point Pleasant Fishing Reports

Report by Curlew Lobster & Fishing Charters

July 05, 2022 - 12:22:29

Capt. Kevin Fahey at Curlew Lobster and Fishing Charters said they had a very successful week fishing. Anglers were pleased with coolers of lobsters, limits of sea bass, large fluke, and ling to add v... More

Report by Gambler Fishing

July 05, 2022 - 12:22:29

Capt. Bob on the Gambler said they have been doing well on fluke. He said 80-percent of their catches are within the slot range. Overall, the action has been weather dependent. Too much or too little ... More

Report by Norma K III

July 05, 2022 - 12:22:29

Capt. Danny put the Norma K III on some great fishing this week. Some 9-pound fluke made it over the rails. Double headers are being reeled in as well. Their night bluefishing trips continue to fill c... More

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

July 05, 2022 - 12:22:29

Kyle at Fishermen’s Supply said anglers are landing fluke just about anywhere- in the river, off the beach, out in the ocean, it’s all been excellent. Sea Girt reef has been the hot spot with Gulp a... More

Report by Dauntless

June 27, 2022 - 09:41:04

Capt. Willie aboard the Dauntless said they have been getting good action between fluke, ling, and cod. Folks are going home with 15 to 25 fish in the coolers.... More

Report by Mushin Sportfishing

June 27, 2022 - 09:41:04

Capt. Alan said Mushin Sportfishing has a spectacular day out on the water the final Saturday in June. Anglers Jim, Zack, Mike, and Taz took turns across 3-1/2 hours to land the 104-inch, 603.5-pound ... More

Report by Kraken Sport Fishing

June 27, 2022 - 09:41:04

Capt. John Decker of Kraken Sportfishing finished up the sea bass season on a good note. They have been reeling in some nice sharks including a thresher.... More

Brick Fishing Reports

Report by Pell's Bait and Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Tony at Pell’s Bait and Tackle said crabbing has been very good all week. The shop has all your crabbing needs from nets, traps, drop lines, and bait. Fluking has been very good in the Manasquan Rive... More

Report by Jersey Hooker Outfitters

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Tom at Jersey Hooker Outfitters said the Manasquan inlet is offering fluke. Some blues have been in and out. The rivers are producing fluke with spearing and killies. The ocean is picking up, as well ... More

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

June 27, 2022 - 09:41:04

Frank at Gabriel Tackle said fluke fishing in Manasquan River remains good from the Route 70 bridge to the 35 bridge. Frank also mentions there are stripers at night around the train bridge. The Manas... More

Normandy Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Our friends at Charlie’s Bait & Tackle said the wash continues to produce stripers and fluke. The yellow eyed demons are showing up here and there as well; funny when striper fishing is hot folks nev... More

Seaside Heights Fishing Reports

Report by The Dock Outfitters

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

George at The Dock Outfitters said crabbing is picking up on their dock. Blowfish are showing up more in the bay. Most of the action comes from the surf with fluke, stripers, and blues.... More

Seaside Park Fishing Reports

Report by Grumpys Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Connor at Grumpys Bait & Tackle said stripers in the surf are hitting clams and sand fleas. On Sunday, they received great reports of blues on mullet and poppers. The fluke bite remains really good on... More

Report by Betty and Nick’s Bait and Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Dennis at Betty & Nick’s said anglers are landing a lot of fluke on Gulp, squid, and bucktails. Blues are biting on mullet and bunker. The bass bite has slowed a bit of course as summer arrived.... More

Toms River Fishing Reports

Report by Better Bait and Ice

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Bob at Better Bait and Ice said anglers are fishing the marshes in Barnegat and by the BB Buoy for fluke. Goose Creek, Toms River, and Pelican Island all have really big crabs. Point Pleasant is offer... More

Report by Hook House

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Craig at Hook House Bait & Tackle said some bass are being reported in the surf as well as some fluke too. Blues have been in the mix. The bay has a good fluke bite. There is good action near the BB a... More

Forked River Fishing Reports

Report by Grizz's Bait and Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Skylar at Grizz’s Bait and Tackle said fluke action is decent in the bay near Oyster Creek and Double Creek up by the inlet. Blues are ranging from 1 to 3 pounds in the inlet. Blowfish are showing up... More

Report by Miss Liane Sportfishing Charters

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Capt. Ray Lopez said they are getting fluke in the bay, but there have also been some fluke outside for Miss Liane Charters. The good news from the big game grounds is that bluefin tuna were finally ... More

Report by Lacey Marine

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Dan at Lacey Marine said fluke are starting to move their way out of the bay and into the ocean. The past week has seen an improvement at the Tires, Axel Carlson, and Garden State North. Bucktails on ... More

Waretown Fishing Reports

Report by Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Capt. Joe Rizzo of Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters had a good week of fishing heading into the final weekend of June. Fluke fishing was really good. Wednesday, a striper decided to bite when they were f... More

Report by Creekside Outfitters

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Mason at Creekside Outfitters said fluke fishing in between the BB and BI buoy has been great. Sedge banks are a good spot for stripers. Blues and stripers are bending rods in the inlet. Tires are lig... More

Barnegat Light Fishing Reports

Report by Mary M IV

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Capt. Sam Rescigno of the Mary M IV said they were off a few days with week but went for some fluke and found it a bit slow. They bumped into some blues and limited out. Caught close to 40 bonito on t... More

Report by Super Chic

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Capt. Ted of the Super Chic said they have not been out much since sea bass closed. Some small blues in the inlet was all the action they managed. Some fluke in the ocean are starting to appear. They ... More

Report by Miss Barnegat Light

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Capt. Lenny of Miss Barnegat Light has been getting anglers into some nice fluke. Nuclear chicken and blue fuse have been the hot Gulp colors. Good numbers of fluke are hitting the coolers.... More

Report by Bobbie's Boats

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Our friends at Bobbie's Boats said fluke reports are coming in from Oyster Creek channel area. Look for improved reports from the inlet out to the Tires as we head into the month of July.... More

Long Beach Island Fishing Reports

Report by Jingles Bait and Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Steve at Jingle’s Bait and Tackle in Beach Haven said the surf is loaded with kingfish. Fluke are starting to move to the surf and reefs. Blowfish action has begun in the bay.... More

Ship Bottom Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Greg at Fisherman’s Headquarters said some blues were landed in the inlet. They also got a report of a striper hitting spot. SP Minnows got some smaller blues biting. Greg landed some keeper fluke up... More

Beach Haven Fishing Reports

Report by Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

According to the latest report from the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association (BHCFA), fishing action continues in the Beach Haven area on several fronts with a variety of fish available to choose f... More

Chadwick Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Gabriel Tackle Chadwick Beach

June 27, 2022 - 09:43:29

Reporting from the Chadwick Beach shop, Frank at Gabriel Bait and Tackle said the surf is still producing plenty of stripers on clam, sand fleas, and plugs. Bluefish are in the mix on bunker or mullet... More