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Southbound & Snapper Down – Plus, a Lower Cape Spotlight

The Fisherman's Jim Hutchinson, Jr. reports from the Florida Keys this week and finds plenty of our neighbors there seeking shelter from the cold and snow back home in the Northeast. His final tally on a mid-week trip out of Islamorada aboard Capt. Easy Charters was a few vermillion, lane, mutton and almaco jack in the box, with a couple of sharks, false albacore and red snapper (think jumbo black sea bass in January and February, hungry and off limits to anglers) released. Holding down our snowy fort up north this week is George "The Pocono Outdoors Guy" Schaeur's, and also take a tour of the fisheries department at Lower Cape May Regional High School with Jeff Martin and learn what makes this hands on fisheries class so unique.


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Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Brielle Fishing Reports

Report by Jamaica II

January 17, 2022 - 15:10:04

“We managed to get out on an early week tog trip and put together a good bite of whitechins to 11.9 pounds,” cited Capt. Joe Bogan of the Jamaica II. “We did not sail again until Thursday which sa... More

Report by Big Jamaica

January 17, 2022 - 15:10:04

“We put our weekend offshore trips on hold this past week due to the winds and weather forecast,” said Capt. Howard said of the 125’ Big Jamaica. Howard said his most recent trips saw good catches ... More

Report by The Reel Seat

January 17, 2022 - 15:10:04

We got another spotty report from at the Reel Seat. They told us tog fishing has been decent when boats have been able to sail. However this past week’s winds and weather only allowed the boats to sa... More

Point Pleasant Fishing Reports

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

January 17, 2022 - 15:10:04

We got a pair of reports from Jason at Fishermen’s Supply. He too told us tog fishing has been decent when conditions have been favorable, however this past week saw only a few boats sail in between ... More

Report by Canyon Runner Sportfishing

January 10, 2022 - 13:34:15

Don’t forget the Canyon Runner Sportfishing Seminar Speakers will be held on Saturday, February 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City with free breakfast, tens of thousands in d... More

Report by Dauntless

January 10, 2022 - 13:34:15

Reports from the Dauntless indicate the local blackfish bite is still the best bet for head boat action out of Manasquan.... More

Brick Fishing Reports

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

January 17, 2022 - 15:10:04

While bass fishing in the suds has quieted down a bit the few die-hards that are still fishing are picking up some schoolies, reported Frank at Gabriel Tackle. To be sure it’s been a cold weather spo... More

Normandy Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

January 17, 2022 - 15:10:04

After a good week for surf casters the first week in January, windy conditions and cold temperatures really cut into the numbers of anglers fishing, said Pete over at Charlies Bait & Tackle. Here to w... More

Seaside Park Fishing Reports

Report by Grumpys Tackle

January 17, 2022 - 15:10:04

Another place that told us bass fishing in the suds took a hit this past week from the winds and weather was at Grumpys Bait & Tackle. While there is still bunker moving along the beaches cold weather... More

Report by Betty and Nick’s Bait and Tackle

January 17, 2022 - 15:10:04

Cold temps and heavy winds most of the week dropped water temps in the surf into the slow down mode for striper fishing, said John at Betty & Nick’s. Needless to say the approaching nor-easter over t... More

Toms River Fishing Reports

Report by Hook House

January 17, 2022 - 15:12:19

We were iced in most of the week with the bay skimmed over along with backwater areas and lakes and ponds coated with ice not thick enough to fish on, said Dennis over at Hook House Bait & Tackle. Whe... More

Ship Bottom Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

January 17, 2022 - 15:12:19

A few anglers picked up some short bass on Thursday amid the nice weather and break in the winds, said sources over at the Fisherman’s Headquarters. Then the big drop in temperature and approaching n... More