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NJ/DE Bay Video Fishing Forecast for Oct. 14-17

Got bait? Plenty of it around right now, in front of and behind the beaches at the Jersey Shore. With the right weather conditions and some cooling waters, things should get hot and heavy soon enough in terms of the 2021 fall striper run. We kick off the weekly forecast on location at the Reel Seat in Brielle with a look at weather conditions for the weekend ahead, with a rundown on the first week of sea bass action in the Garden State, a report on the freshwater action with George "The Pocono Outdoors Guy" followed by updates on blackfish and bluefin tuna with a quick look at the offshore forecast for the weekend ahead. When will the striped bass arrive? As reported over at The Fisherman’s Facebook page on Thursday morning, October 14, the first 40-inchers have shown up in a sharpie’s hands off Monmouth County. Could this be THE weekend?


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Brielle Fishing Reports

Report by The Reel Seat

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Paul at the Reel Seat said inshore there is an abundance of blues, false albacore, and smaller stripers. The bluefin bite is still going on up north. Some yellowfin action continues in the canyon.... More

Report by Big Jamaica

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Capt. Howard said the 125’ Big Jamaica would not be sailing for black sea bass to start the week, no doubt due to the weather forecast. But before the seas kicked up, the boat had an offshore trip o... More

Report by Jamaica II

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Capt. Joe said the Jamaica II got out for opening day of sea bass. They spent the morning with a decent pick of both sea bass and big porgies. It seemed like in the afternoon the life vanished. They h... More

Point Pleasant Fishing Reports

Report by Curlew Lobster & Fishing Charters

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Kevin Fahey at Curlew Lobster and Fishing Charters said they are currently accepting charters for stripers, sea bass, and blackfish. They ended the lobster season with a lot of lobsters caught, althou... More

Report by Mushin Sportfishing

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Capt. Alan of Mushin Sportfishing said Captains Jay and Nick and Mate Jon were on the water Friday to celebrate Jon’s birthday with his family and friends while taking advantage of the sea bass opene... More

Report by Dauntless

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Capt. Willie Egerter of the Dauntless said the porgy action has been ok with catches of 15 to 50 fish plus some nice flounder and triggerfish in the mix.... More

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Jason at Fishermen’s Supply said the tuna bite has been good offshore. There are yellowfin keeping anglers busy in the canyon. The sea bass season opened on Friday and anglers did well, although they... More

Report by Gambler Fishing

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Capt. Bob on the Gambler said they have had some good trips with some big yellowfin along with some longfin tuna. They have more trips and are hopeful the action continues.... More

Report by Canyon Runner Sportfishing

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Adam of Canyon Runner Sportfishing said they have been having great fishing offshore with yellowfin chunking. They have October 15th to the 16th and 17th to the 18th open to fish but will be ending th... More

Report by Kraken Sport Fishing

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Capt. John Decker of Kraken Sportfishing said they didn’t get out much due to poor conditions, but when they did, they had good albie fishing and some bluefin. They are now booking for striper trips.... More

Report by Dauntless Sportfishing

October 04, 2021 - 10:00:34

Capt. Willie aboard the Dauntless has found some good porgies in the mix in the past week. He first reported on that action last weekend noting catches of 25 to 50 fish in the coolers. “This action... More

Brick Fishing Reports

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Frank at Gabriel Tackle said there is a lot of life off the surf with reports of bluefish on mullet and Ava’s. Albies are hitting epoxy jigs while stripers are being landed on poppers and SP Minnows.... More

Report by Traders Cove Marina

October 04, 2021 - 10:00:34

Kevin at Trader's Cove Marina said there was good action all weekend. The surf is offering up some action with albacore and blues. Stripers are showing up on the beach as well.... More

Report by Jersey Hooker Outfitters

October 04, 2021 - 10:00:34

Henry at Jersey Hooker Outfitters said stripers are moving in on the surf and the canal. There are tons of blowfish around. Blues are in the surf. Triggerfish and sea bass are being caught on the reef... More

Normandy Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

The report from Charlie’s Bait & Tackle is that there are plenty of small bluefish in the surf, as well as some hickory shad. Hopefully with the NE winds forecast to kick off the week some striped b... More

Seaside Heights Fishing Reports

Report by The Dock Outfitters

October 04, 2021 - 10:00:34

Phil at The Dock Outfitters said blowfish are in heavy off the dock. There are not many crabs, but those they do end up in traps are big. The ocean has good action for the past week with a lot of blue... More

Seaside Park Fishing Reports

Report by Grumpys Tackle

October 11, 2021 - 09:29:53

Connor at Grumpys Bait & Tackle said there are tons of blues all over the surf. Albies and bass are mixed in. The blowfish bite was good, but they will see how the action is after this blow we had.... More

Report by Betty and Nick’s Bait and Tackle

October 11, 2021 - 09:29:53

Dennis at Betty & Nick’s said there are little stripers and little blues in the surf. The last couple days have been slow. The Beach Brawl Tourney recorded its biggest fish as a 4-pound blue.... More

Toms River Fishing Reports

Report by Hook House

October 11, 2021 - 09:29:53

Mario at Hook House Bait & Tackle & Go Fish Bait and Tackle said surf fishing has been good with blues, mullet, and shiny metals working. Stripers are being landed here and there. The bay has some nic... More

Report by Better Bait & Ice

October 04, 2021 - 10:02:22

Bob at Better Bait and Ice said folks are catching a lot of snappers. Fluke are being landed as a by catch but being thrown back. Seaside is offering some blues. Off Seaside Park, false albacore, trig... More

Forked River Fishing Reports

Report by Ladey Marine

October 11, 2021 - 09:29:53

Dan Tholen at Lacey Marine said blowfish are still around in good numbers, but the fish are on the smaller side. Chumming in 6 feet of water between the BB and BI buoys is the best method and location... More

Report by Miss Liane Sportfishing Charters

October 04, 2021 - 10:02:22

Capt. Ray Lopez of Miss Liane Charters said the weather did not allow for trips this past week. They will be resuming next week with sea bass trips. They will be tuna fishing when the weather cooperat... More

Report by Lacey Marine

October 04, 2021 - 10:02:22

Dan Tholen at Lacey Marine said blowfishing continues to be very good between the BB and BI in 5 to 6 feet of water. Chumming with clam chum and using clams and squid for bait has worked well. Big blu... More

Waretown Fishing Reports

Report by Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters

October 11, 2021 - 09:29:53

Capt. Joe Rizzo of Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters said they have been dealing with a nor’easter. A couple charters did manage to get out fishing in the bay before the blow and the fishing was excellen... More

Report by Creekside Outfitters

October 11, 2021 - 09:29:53

Liza at Creekside Outfitters said there are blowfish in the bay. They had some weigh-ins of blowfish that were caught on wrecks and right outside the inlet. A lot of people went out for sea bass and c... More

Barnegat Light Fishing Reports

Report by Mary M IV

October 11, 2021 - 09:29:53

Capt. Sam Rescigno of the Mary M IV said opening day of sea bass was great with close to 200 keepers. Porgy, blues, and mackerel helped to keep the action going. The weather kept them at the dock over... More

Report by Miss Barnegat Light

October 11, 2021 - 09:29:53

Capt. Lenny of Miss Barnegat Light said they are tuna fishing and it has been very good.... More

Long Beach Island Fishing Reports

Report by Jingles Bait and Tackle

October 11, 2021 - 09:29:53

Steve at Jingle’s Bait and Tackle in Beach Haven said kingfish are keeping rods bent along the south end beaches of LBI, which is a good thing too with that species now a cash earner in the LBI Surf ... More

Ship Bottom Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

October 11, 2021 - 09:29:53

Greg at Fisherman’s Headquarters said there was a great showing of stripers the past couple weeks which is only getting better. There is a mix of resident and migratory fish. Poppers are working to g... More

Beach Haven Fishing Reports

Report by Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association

October 04, 2021 - 10:02:22

The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are eying the cooler evening temperatures and thinking about the arrival of striped bass. Meanwhile, they are finding good inshore wreck fis... More