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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Video Fishing Forecast April 18, 2024

Barnegat Bay Drum, Sea Isle Weakies & First Fluke The good bad, the bad, and the ugly of this week's 30-minute video fishing forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region begins with 3 minutes of bad news, as yet another dead humpback washes ashore on LBI. NOAA Fisheries says, quote, “no whale deaths have been attributed to offshore wind activities” yet given the actual evidence, the court of public opinion begs to know, “have offshore wind activities been found NOT attributing to whale deaths”? They might be ugly, but boy do they put up a good fight; details on the black drum invasion in Barnegat Bay and a first-hand look from this past Saturday as Jenni offers up some tactical advice in her weekly Open Boat segment. The good news is actually great, as the first summer flounder reports are coming in from South Jersey and Delaware, also weakfish arrive just in time for a new Limited Batch announcement from the folks at NLBN. Details on that offer, plus slot stripers on the prowl out front, and more jumbo releases from the rivers; with 12 days left in the April tautog fishery we have two more “20s” to report this week, with a solid weather outlook for the 4/20 weekend.


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Northern NJ & Hudson Fishing Reports

Report by Bullet Hole Annex

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:33

The top trout streams over at Bullet Hole Annex were the Ramapo, Pequest, Rockaway and flat Brook. Nick said he got the best reports from those streams this past week and most were restocked with trou... More

Report by Dow's Boat Rentals

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:25

“It was a good week of fishing on the big lake this past week,” cited Laurie Murphy at Dow’s Boat Rentals. Crappie and perch are still being caught around the bridges and in the shallow areas. Angl... More

Report by Fairfield Fishing Tackle

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:25

The report on the trout fishing from Joe over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle set the tone for most of our other reports when he said the streams are still high but very fishable. Reports coming into the ... More

Report by Ramsey Outdoor

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:25

Trout fishing was also the main topic when we spoke with Don over at Ramsey Outdoors in Succasunna, saying that while the streams are still running high and will be for a while longer, water condition... More

Report by Tackle World

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:33

Northern trout streams are running clear but high, and fishing has been decent according to Mark over at Tackle World. Mark told me pick Gulp worms and pink salmon eggs have been the top producers. Th... More

Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Creekside Outfitters

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:33

Over at Creekside Outfitters Tom P had several reports for us. Waretown Lake is giving up some largemouth and crappies with the bass hitting Chatterbaits and the slabs hitting small killies and jigs. ... More

Report by Hook House

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:33

Pickerel fishing continues to be the number one producer now that water levels in the Pine Barrens have returned to normal in most areas, stated Dennis over at the Hook House Bait and Tackle. Killies,... More

Report by Jersey Hooker Outfitters

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:33

Bass and crappie fishing got top billing over at Jersey Hooker Outfitters. Amanda said she got good reports on the fishing at Manasquan Reservoir, Lake Carasaljo, Lake Manetta and Lake Shenandoah. Her... More

Report by Old School Outdoors

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:25

I spoke with John Bullock at Old School Outdoors in Ewing and he told me reports coming into his shop are telling of boat fishermen doing better with the shad than shoreline fishermen. A good part of ... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Allen's Dock

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:33

“It was an up and down week of fishing in the lower part of the state,” stated Justin over at Allens Dock on Bass River. Pickerel fishing in the nearby cedar waters has been decent, with some better... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:33

We got a pair of reports on the trout fishing in the lower part of the state when we spoke with the folks over at Hands Too Bait and Tackle in Cape May. They told us the trout fishing in Tuckahoe Lake... More

Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

Report by Dave's Sport Shop

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:33

I spoke to Diane over at Dave’s Sporting Goods in Doylestown and she told us the reports on the trout fishing in the Tohickon Creek remain good and water levels in the cheek are in very good shape as... More

DE, MD, & Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Smith's Bait Shop

April 22, 2024 - 08:11:33

“Perch fishing was the name of the game in the sweet waters of the Diamond State this past week,” stated Steve over at Smith Bait and Tackle in Leipsic. Steve said spillways at Garrisons Lake and Si... More