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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Video Fishing Forecast November 30, 2023

NJ Stripers – Madness, Mayhem & Management Meetings As of this very morning, the final day of November, there are still striped bass racing through the Ocean and Monmouth County surf with reckless abandon, while jumbos are on the prowl just inside the line down into Atlantic and Cape May County taking live baits, mojos, jigs and umbrella rigs. In this week's video fishing forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region we're at the annual tackle dealer show in Atlantic City after spending Tuesday in the Ocean County surf with friends from the American Sportfishing Association. On Tuesday, December 5, the state of New Jersey will host an in-person striped bass management discussion Manahawkin with the ASMFC to discuss future regulatory changes to the fishery. In this week’s full video fishing forecast, learn why your opinion on striped bass management is so important when you consider how loud and abrasive some voices have become. Blitzing stripers, blackfish, sea bass, management discussion, mysterious tar balls and a few holiday gift ideas from Atlantic City, all in this week’s full video fishing forecast.


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Brielle Fishing Reports

Report by Big Jamaica

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:03

?Striped bass has been very good,? was the report from the 125? Jamaica on Sunday as the boat is out again as of Monday. ?Stripers are biting and there are a number of bonus fish and keepers in the m... More

Report by Jamaica II

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:10

Capt. Joe said the Jamaica II and passengers found good fishing on Friday with plenty of porgies and a few sea bass and blackfish. Saturday started out decently but a big southerly swell showed up in... More

Report by The Reel Seat

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:23

Matt at the Reel Seat said there was an uptick in striper size the past week along the local beaches. ?It seems that weather snap where water temps started to cool down the tautog started snapping,? ... More

Point Pleasant Fishing Reports

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:10

Jason at Fishermen?s Supply said there was still very consistent action on the beach from Sandy Hook to Island Beach, a good mix of sand eel bite to peanuts on the beach. ?Any soft plastic, thin profi... More

Report by Gambler Fishing

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:10

?We decided not to fish today due to weather conditions,? said Capt. Bob aboard the Gambler on Sunday, though the day prior he said they found great fishing again with striped bass from 20-inchers to ... More

Report by Jersey Nutz Sportfishing

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:16

For an offshore canyon hunting crew like Capt. Cody and the Jersey Nutz Sportfishing team, the idea of doing a combo tuna/striper trip is simply incredible. Cody said bluefin are right offshore, just... More

Report by Mushin Sportfishing

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:16

It was bluefin and bass for the Mushin Sportfishing crew on Saturday, as Capt. Alan Lee said Ariel, Marinette, and Anthony were aboard for a striper trip, but they couldn?t pass up the opportunity to ... More

Report by Norma K III

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:16

The Norma K III is now sailing 3/4-day blackfish every day. Waters have been mostly on the warm side keeping a lot of tautog inshore, but dropping air temps should kick the action into gear quite wel... More

Brick Fishing Reports

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:10

I spoke with Frank at Gabriel Tackle on Sunday who said the striper fishing has been outrageous. ?Bluefin fishing has been outrageous too, about 8 miles out,? he added. As Frank and I were on the pho... More

Report by Jersey Hooker Outfitters

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:10

Tautog up to 13 pounds reported over the weekend at Jersey Hooker Outfitters where at last check this weekend a bushel of greenies was going for $65. Still plenty of stripers out along the local beac... More

Normandy Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:03

Pete at Charlie?s Bait & Tackle said the surf fishing was really good over the weekend, even in the Sunday rains. Surfcasters are throwing everything at the fish too, some days it?s swim shads, other... More

Seaside Park Fishing Reports

Report by Betty and Nick's Bait and Tackle

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:03

In his Monday morning report, John at Betty & Nick?s said there were very light northwest winds at sunup, ?absolutely perfect.? There have been plenty of fish and occasional blitz conditions for a w... More

Report by Grumpys Tackle

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:10

The crew at Grumpy?s Bait & Tackle said there?s still a lot of great fishing to be had along the Central Jersey coast between Point and Island Beach. They reported on Monday that the sand eel bite has... More

Toms River Fishing Reports

Report by Hook House

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:10

Dennis at Hook House Bait & Tackle said guys fishing north of the Casino Pier at sunup on Monday were doing well with Avas and teasers. As for colors, everyone?s got a favorite. AVA-17 1-ounce and 1... More

Forked River Fishing Reports

Report by Miss Liane Sportfishing Charters

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:16

Capt. Ray Lopez of Miss Liane Charters has been finding all the striped bass his anglers could want. In addition to keepers to take home for dinner, his anglers are getting tired from reeling in overs... More

Waretown Fishing Reports

Report by Creekside Outfitters

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:03

Mike at Creekside Outfitters said stripers are there from the inlet north to Seaside Park for those jigging and dragging lures. Tautog are snapping a little better now, and Mike feels the white legge... More

Barnegat Light Fishing Reports

Report by Mary M IV

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:16

I spoke with Capt. Sam Rescigno of the Mary M IV on Monday morning and he said tog fishing is still mostly a pick, but the striped bass action is simply off the charts heading out of Barnegat Inlet. ... More

Report by Miss Barnegat Light

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:16

Capt. Lenny of Miss Barnegat Light said they?ve been having some terrific action on striped bass outside Barnegat Light jigging fish. ?High hook was about 40, no I?m not kidding 40,? he said nothing m... More

Ship Bottom Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman's Headquarters

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:10

Greg at Fisherman?s Headquarters said the great striped bass and tuna action is continuing right into December, and he reported over the weekend that he expects it all to roll on for another week or t... More

Long Beach Island Fishing Reports

Report by Jingles Bait and Tackle

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:16

Carole Ann at Jingle?s Bait and Tackle said things were a bit slower on the south end beaches at LBI, a few undersized fish reported back to the shop. ?Everyone is saying they are still to the north,... More

Beach Haven Fishing Reports

Report by Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:03

According to the captains and crews from the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association the current striped bass fishery off Long Beach Island is as good as it has been for a number of years. Some of the... More

Surf City Fishing Reports

Report by Surf City Bait and Tackle

December 04, 2023 - 15:39:23

?Fishing picked up pretty good for striped bass on Thanksgiving Day and stayed decent until Tuesday the 28th on both baits (salted clam and bunker) and Ava jigs, bucktails and teaser rigs with both of... More